Living In the Residence Halls

Moving In Checklist

Use the following as a recommended check-list for items to bring to campus. This list is not exhaustive, but is meant is a tool to help new students.

Consider ordering from Residence Hall Linens

  • Sheets (Standard twin, deep pockets recommended)
  • Pillows and extra blankets
  • Trashcans
  • Fans
  • Toiletries
  • Shower Curtain (1 per bathroom)
  • Cleaning Supplies
    (Students clean own bathrooms and rooms)
  • Laundry Supplies
  • Clothing (and hangars or other organizing needs)
  • Television (Except Battalion Fish)
  • Alarm Clock
  • Computer
  • Microwave (Up to 700 watts)
  • Lamps
  • Refrigerator (up to 1.6 amps)
  • Dehumidifier (HIGHLY recommended for residents in Mariner Hall)

*We do not offer a cleaning service for student rooms.

Moving-In Information

What items are NOT allowed?

This list is not exhaustive, but use it as a reference for items to NOT bring to campus.

  •     Waterbeds
  •     Hotplates or any item with an exposed heating element
  •     Pets (except fish)
  •     Candles
  •     Wireless internet routers
  •     Any weapon, firearm, or illegal items

I'm moving in for the first time, is there anyone available to help me?

YES! Students from Checkin-Crew are available to assist new first-year students moving-in for the Fall semester. They are available for anyone arriving the Friday before Fall classes begin.

When can I move in?

Please refer to our Moving In page for more information.
In general, for the Fall, students may arrive to move-in to their assigned room NO EARLIER than the Friday before the start of the first day of classes.  Anyone requesting to move in earlier than the scheduled date must email and receive approval from the Assistant Director for Residence Life.  Those who move in early are subject to the daily rate. 

Can I move-in early?

Due to our extensive summer cleaning and maintenance schedule, move-in dates are firm. In rare cases, an early move-in request may be approved by the Assistant Director for Residence Life. Please see above for more information about the move-in schedule. To be considered for a special-case early move-in, please contact Residence Life at 409-740-4445 or

Residence Hall Linens


The Residence Hall Association (RHA) would like to introduce you to Residence Hall Linens – a convenient source for ordering all of your campus living needs. RHA has partnered with Residence Hall Linens to provide TAMUG students and families with a convenient, affordable way to ensure you have everything you’ll need for life in our residence halls. The Residence Hall Linens program has all your campus living needs, from sheets and comforters to matching towels and storage items. Proceeds from this program go to the RHA and are used for programming in the residence halls

Moving-Out Information

When should students move-out of the Residence Halls?

Typically, students are required to move-out each semester within 24-hours of their last final, or by NOON on the Thursday of finals week, whichever comes first.

Can I leave things in my room during Winter break?

Yes, so long as you will return to the same room in the Spring semester, you may leave personal belongings in your assigned residence hall room during the winter break. Students are, however, required to defrost fridges, unplug all electronics, take out all trash, and take home any fish for the break.

Can I store things in my room during the Summer break?

No. For the summer break, students must remove all belongings from campus. We utilize the residence halls for summer groups, Sea Camp, New Student Conferences, and other housing during the summer. Additionally, we clean and perform maintenance on the residence halls during the summer. Unfortunately, this means we do not have storage for students personal belongings during the summer. For those who live farther away, we recommend talking with friends who live in the Galveston area, or  securing a private storage facility for the summer. Any student who plans to live on-campus during the summer should talk with the Office of Residence Life about moving their belongings to their summer room assignment for the Spring to Summer interim.

Can I check-out late?

Students may be approved for a late check-out on a case-by-case basis. We highly recommend students talk with a coordinator in the Office of Residence Life as soon as they are aware they may need a late check-out (at minimum, before finals begin). There is typically a per day fee charged for late check-outs (the fee depends on the building the students are living in).

What is the process for checking-out of my room?

Students must follow a very specific process for checking out of their Residence Hall room to avoid any additional fees. Please visit our Check-Out webpage for more information and details.