Campus Housing Requirement    

At Texas A&M University at Galveston we believe in providing the best residential experience for our students that enables them to safely live and learn. As per University Student Rules, ALL students are required to live in on-campus housing, as space is available. Exceptions may be made in some circumstances (listed below). Any student hoping to live off-campus is required to apply for permission to live off-campus with TAMUG Campus Living & Learning. The application to live on campus to live on campus can be found here.


Housing Application Fee
Beginning for the Fall of 2018 housing applications, TAMUG Campus Living & Learning will be replacing the $300 deposit with a housing application fee for New/Incoming students. This fee will be a one time, $75 application fee. Please be advised that this fee is non-refundable. For students who were approved for off-campus housing and need on-campus housing they will be required to re-apply for housing and pay the housing application fee again. 
Permission to Live Off-Campus

All students are required to live in on-campus housing, as space is available. Any student hoping to live off-campus is required to apply for permission to live off-campus. To apply for permission to live off-campus, a completed off-campus "Petition for Contract Release" must be submitted along with supporting documentation and approved through our online application found HERE.

Permission to live off-campus is typically granted if one of the following circumstances are met:

  • The student is married and living with their spouse in the local Galveston area.

  • The student is a single parent/guardian and their child resides with them at their local Galveston area residence.

  • The student is a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces (copy of DD-214; not active duty for training only).

  • The student will live with a parent/guardian in the Galveston area. (A typed verification letter from the parent/guardian with contact information, proof of residency at residence in Galveston county of at least two years will be required)

  • The student will enroll in 9 credit hours or less for the semester. (Proof of semester enrolled hours required, please be advised that hours will be checked again after last add/drop date)

  • The student has a medical exception. (Documentation from a doctor and/or TAMUG Accomodation through the Counseling & Career Services Center will be required)

  • The student is 21 years of age or older (on the first day of class for the semester permission is requested).

  • The student is a Senior graduating within the next 12 months. (Please include degree planned signed by your academic advisor showing expected graduation)

  • The student wishes to apply for special consideration (a typed letter explaining circumstances along with any additional documentation as proof is required)

Additionally, students in the Corps of Cadets program (including NROTC, USMS License Option, and Drill and Ceremonies) may be considered for permission to live off-campus if one of the following circumstances are met:

  • The cadet is married and living with their spouse in the local Galveston area.

  • The cadet is over 25 years old on the first class day that they start at Texas A&M Maritime Academy.

    *Cadets are urged to NOT make any housing arrangements until their application to participate in Victor Company is approved.*

    *Please note that this rule does not apply to students taking summer session courses. We recommend those who choose to live in off-campus apartments sign short-term leases or sub-let, understanding that the on-campus housing requirement does still apply for the fall and spring terms despite the students' summer living arrangement. On-campus housing is available for students who would like the option.Those enrolling in the Summer II Galveston Gateway Program may be required to live in on-campus housing as a condition of their academic program.*   
Returning Students

An application to live off campus is required to be completed by ALL students who wish to live off-campus to make sure a student is not billed inappropriately.  Make sure you fill out your returning student application online through our website under the Manage Current Housing Tab. For returning students, this application is due before April 1 (*note the policy regarding deposit refunds) of the Spring term to be considered for the following Fall semester. All students sign a contract with TAMUG agreeing to live in on-campus housing for both the Fall and Spring semesters. Typically, a request for permission to live off-campus for the Spring term (when the student lived on-campus for the Fall term) will NOT be honored.

Also note that the University Apartments are the closest apartments to campus, however, this complex is NOT owned or managed by Texas A&M University at Galveston. They are independently owned and managed and considered Off-Campus.

This application must be completed in order for a student to be considered for permission to live off-campus. TAMUG strongly recommends a student (or their family) NOT sign any off-campus lease, or commit themselves to an off-campus living arrangement until the student receives written approval from Campus Living & Learning to live off-campus.

Residence Hall Rules    

ALL students at TAMUG are required to comply with rules found in the University Student Rules. The rules governing University Housing and Residence Halls are listed under Student Life Rules.  Please refer to the Office of Student Life webpage for the full listing of the University Student Rules.

All students are required to attend a floor meeting facilitated by their Community Leader at the beginning of each semester. 

A few typically asked questions about Residence Life rules can be found below:

Can I paint my room?

Students are permitted to paint their residence hall room, provided the room is returned to the original paint color and condition at check-out, and approval is granted from Campus Living & Learning.  All painting is fully at cost to the student.  If a room is not returned to its original condition upon check-out, the student(s) will be fined.

Can I build a loft in my room?

No. Our furniture is designed in a way that students are able to loft their beds with the furniture that is already provided in the room. Do not bring your own lofting materials.

What is the alcohol rule?

Texas A&M University at Galveston is a dry campus and all alcohol along with any alcohol containers or containers that may have at one time contained or transported alcohol are strictly prohibited. This policy applies to anyone on-campus, including those over the age of 21. 

Is smoking allowed?

Vaping along with any other smoking device and all tobacco product is strictly not allowed within any campus building.

What is the visitation procedure & rule?

Visitation hours for guests of the opposite gender are Sun-Th: 9am-Midnight and Fri-Sat: 9am-2:30am. Guests of the same-gender who intend to stay beyond these hours must register with the Office of Residence Life. In order to obtain an overnight visitor parking pass, all guests must first register with Campus Living & Learning.


Moving In    

Move-In is Coming!  Check out our Move-In page for more information about move-in dates and processes.

Checking In & Out Procedures    

Fall Semester Procedures
Fall Semester Procedures

All students may move in beginning at 8:00 AM on the Friday prior to the start of fall classes.

Campus Living & Learning personnel must officially check you into your room when you enter housing (or are authorized to change rooms) and officially check you out of your room when you leave housing (or are authorized to change rooms).  You will receive a "Room Condition Report" or "RCR" to check the inventory and condition of your room and bathroom. Residents will be held accountable for any new damage or missing furniture.  Failure to officially check in/out of a room will result in an “Improper Check-In /Out” charge.

Check-Out is 24-hours after the student's last Final Exam OR by 12:00 PM on the day after all Final Exams (whichever comes FIRST).

Graduating students will have until 12:00 PM, on the Sunday following commencement to complete their check-out.

Students who will NOT return to the SAME room on-campus for the Spring semester MUST complete a full check-out with their Community Leader prior to leaving. This may include moving rooms prior to leaving for the break, and will MINIMALLY include packing up all belongings in preparation for an immediate move as soon as the student returns for the Spring semester. Students not returning to TAMUG for the Spring semester will complete a check-out.

Students who WILL return to the SAME room in the Spring may simply leave campus once they have completed the check out procedures indicated on the Winter Break Check Out list. 

ALL students MUST check-out by these designated days & times.

Students who leave their belongings in their room over the break will NOT have access to their room over the Winter break.

Spring Semester Procedures
Spring Semester Procedures
All students may move in beginning at 12:00 PM on the Friday prior to the start of spring classes.
Check-In Procedures
Check-In Procedures
You must come to the Campus Living & Learning to check into your assigned room.  For Fall, Spring and Summer terms, specific days are designated as check-in days. Students may not check-in to their room prior to this designated day without written permission from the Assistant Director for Residence Life.

1) Room Condition Report - This is due within two days of check-in. Check each item listed and note any damages. Be sure to check your room carefully; you will be charged for any damage found at check-out that has not been noted.  Verify the inventory number on each piece of furniture according to the Report.  Be sure to note any damage to the furniture.  You are responsible for the furniture and the condition of the furniture noted on your inventory sheet.  Any missing, broken, damaged, stacked or extra furniture will be charged.  You must sign this Report and return it to Residence Life within two days of check-in. Please note that damages or missing furniture not also noted in a "work order" may not be addressed immediately.

2) It is important to take your time and do a thorough check-in.  A good check -in results in a good check-out and alleviates charges for damages that were not there when you entered the room.  Remember that you will be charged for damages not noted at check-in but found at check-out time.

Due to the lack of storage, we are unable to remove any University furniture from the residence hall rooms.  Students ARE NOT allowed to remove University assigned furniture from their rooms; doing so can result in charges to the resident

Check-Out Procedures
Check-Out Procedures

Before leaving the residence halls for Summer break (or at any point when a student moves out of their assigned room), there are a few things students are required to do. Failure to follow these instructions may result in a fine of $50 or more for an improper check-out.

At the end of the Spring semester, students are provided a "Residence Hall Check-Out Check List", this form should be left taped to the outside of their door when they leave the room for the last time.

Check-Out instructions:

1) Schedule a check-out appointment time with the floor Community Leader. If they are unavailable when you plan to leave, talk with them about scheduling a time with another Community Leader. You also have the opportunity to fill out an Express Checkout Form. Completing this forms means you forgo contesting any damages to the room. Failure to schedule your check-out time or complete Express Checkout form will result in an improper check-out fine.

*All residents MUST check-out within 24-hours of their last final exam OR before 12 NOON on Wednesday, whichever comes first. (Graduating seniors and those officially participating in graduation ceremonies, check-out is by Sunday.  Non-graduating /commissioning cadets MUST submit written approval from Campus Living & Learning prior to finals week to stay past Thursday.)

Sample Close-Out Powerpoint Presentation

Charge Sheet for Damages

Roommate Concerns    

Living with a Roommate
Living with a Roommate

One of the exciting parts about living on campus is expanding relationships with other Sea Aggies. While it can be scary not to know your roommate, many great friendships begin with sharing new experiences.

Many students experience questions or anxiety about living with someone new. It is our goal to assist students in developing these new relationships. We do not accommodate roommate change requests based on first impressions or assumed differences. When conflicts arise, we encourage roommates to communicate their concerns to each other honestly and constructively. However, we acknowledge there are times when a third-party perspective, such as from a Community Leader or Housing Coordinator, helps in the mediation process.

Roommate Communication
Roommate Communication

One of the first things that you will complete upon move-in, is the Roommate Contract. The purpose of this contract is to foster relationships between roommates. During this time, you will discuss one another's needs and rights in your shared living arrangement. The Roommate Contract is a way to reduce the potential conflict between roommates. Changing rooms is one of the last options possible. 

If you are experiencing conflicts with your roommate, we encourage you to first discuss the concerns with your roommate(s). If the issue cannot be resolved, then the next step will be to discuss the concerns with a community leader. Community leaders are trained and prepared to help residents with potential roommate conflicts. Should the issue not be resolved between the two roommates, and the community leader; then the next step will be to discuss the conflict with a Housing Coordinator. Housing Coordinators are professional staff members who oversee conflicts that require a 3rd party and are trained in conflict resolution and low-level mediation. If after a concerted effort from all roommates does not resolve the issue to a habitable level, we're happy to explore other living options, which may include a move. Typically, students cannot ask that a roommate be relocated. Only in rare cases that involve a documented breach of university rules will a student be reassigned or removed from their assignment.

Room Change Requests
Room Change Requests
Room change requests may be honored under certain circumstances.  We acknowledge that at times assigned roommates will not be able to live together any longer. If you have made every honest attempt (as outlined above) to resolve roommate conflicts, we may approve a room change request. We also recognize that a group of students may determine that switching rooms amongst each other, may be desirable. In this circumstance, all individuals must speak with their Housing Coordinator and complete the room change request form below. Additionally, residents may take advantage of the form below to request a room change between Fall and Spring semesters.