Housing Application and Assignments
How do I apply for On-Campus Housing?
Those interested in applying for on-campus housing should go to the Housing Application webpage and follow the instructions on that page.
When can I apply for Housing?
We accept applications throughout the year, though we assign based upon a first-come, first-serve basis. We recommend submitting your housing application as early as possible. Only those applications received before April 1st are guaranteed to receive housing.
When will I receive my Housing Assignment?
We make assignments for new/incoming students who submit their housing application materials before April in early to mid-June and send out assignments through email-which is why it's important to list your current email address on your Housing Application!
Assignments for those who apply after April will continue to be made throughout the summer.
Can I preference a residence hall in my housing application?On a campus of our size, we value the roommate match over building preferences. We find your roommate pairing has a greater bearing on your success than the physical space in which you live. Therefore, in determining where you will live, we feel it matters much more that you and your roommate are a good match. Very often, the ability to honor a hall preference is not feasible. Understanding this, if you feel you still need to make a residence hall preference that is based on financial need, you can contact one of the Housing Coordinators at 409-740-4445 or email at email@example.com
Can I preference a single or private room?We do not offer single or private student rooms. Any student who at any point does not have a roommate should always keep their room in a condition so that a roommate could move-in at any given time.
How Do I apply for a Living Learning Community?We currently offer two living learning communities on-campus, the WAVE community and the LEAD community. For more information and to apply please visit the WAVE or LEAD website.
Can I update or change my housing application once it is submitted?Absolutely! You can do so by calling 409-740-4445 or you can email those updates to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I check the status of my housing application?All students who apply should receive an immediate receipt to the e-mail address they provide with the application. Housing assignments will not be made until June each year for the Fall semester, and late November/early December for the Spring semester. You may call 409.740.4445 if you still have questions.
Does TAMUG ever run out of rooms to assign?We have a dynamic and evolving campus. We’re growing by leaps and bounds. Regrettably, however, our availability of housing has not been able to keep pace with the growth of our campus. As such, we are often unable to honor every request for housing and are forced to go by a “first come, first served” system based upon the date upon which your housing deposit was received and processed by Financial Management Services. Usually, we are able to honor most applications received in the Spring and some even into the summer. It all depends upon the incoming class size and the amount of returning students who move to off-campus accommodations. We recommend, as with everything, that you get your application in as early as possible. Your housing deposit is refundable should you decide to make a different choice for your matriculation (provided you cancel your application before May 1). Students who apply very late may be denied housing and will need to look to off-campus accommodations.
Isn't On-Campus Housing Required for New Students?Yes, on-campus housing is required for all new students. It is proven that living on-campus is the best option for new students because of the academic and social support readily available. Therefore, so long as space is available new students must live on-campus. Some students (such as those over the age of 21 on the first day of classes, or living with family in Galveston area, or those married students, or students with dependents) may apply to live off-campus their first year.
What does it mean if I am placed on a "waitlist" for housing?Often, for the Fall semester, we receive more applications for housing than room spaces we have available. Students may be placed on a housing waitlist based on when their application and deposit was received. We highly recommend students placed on the waitlist be patient. We are often able to accommodate students on the waitlist by the end of the Summer and will let you know if we feel this may not be the case. Students who are on the waitlist and have not received a permanent housing assignment by the time classes begin in August may be placed in temporary housing. You may contact our office at 409-740-4445 at any time for more information about your waitlist status.
I understand I will need to sign a housing contract when I apply. How long is the contract for?Housing contracts are for the full academic year. Students are only permitted to break their housing contract by withdrawing from school, enrolling in nine credit hours or less, obtaining a medical exemption or with other specific university approval explained in the housing contract.
What if I change my mind? Can I get my money back?
Housing deposits are refundable to applicants who request to cancel their housing application on the schedule below:
- Requests made before May 1 are 100% refundable ($300)
- Requests made May 2-May 15 are 25% refundable ($75)
- Requests made after May 15 will not be refunded
How do I cancel my housing application?
All cancellation requests must be made in writing. Please be sure to include the student's name and UIN. Send requests to email@example.com or Residence Life, 200 Seawolf Parkway, Galveston, TX 77554
Are Health Services available to students?
YES! While enrolled at least half-time for any semester, students will have access to free office visits at the UTMB Family Medicine Clinic. Please note that not all costs are covered, ER and Hospital In-Patient care costs are NOT covered. For more information about the student health services, please visit the health services website.
Students may make an appointment to visit the UTMB Clinic (located on the 4th floor of the UTMB Clinic building, on Harborside Drive, parking garage 2) at 409.772.2166. Clinic hours are 8am-5pm. Students should take their student ID and private insurance information.