Off Campus Housing
The majority of international aggies live in apartments located off campus. Many people will find a roommate to lower costs. Recently, new aggies had much difficulty locating off-campus housing when arriving less than two weeks prior to the start of classes.
To help in your search for long-term housing, please visit the following:
Renting or Buying a House
Some scholars, students, and/or their families may want to find a house when they move to the U.S. There are many real estate companies located in Bryan/College Station that can help you find a house - you can find a realtor to work with on their websites or you can directly search for homes. You can also search real estate websites such as Zillow
Many people get a mortgage
, a type of housing loan,
to pay for their homes in the U.S. You can find more information about how to buy a home on the TAMU Money Education website
On Campus Housing
At Texas A&M University, students have the option to live on-campus either in Residence Halls or the University Apartments. Students must be admitted to TAMU-College Station (main campus) before they can apply for on-campus housing at TAMU-College Station. There are also some on-campus options for scholars.
- J-1 Scholars and Interns, requires support from hosting department.
New students interested in living on-campus should note that you have to apply very early! On-campus housing can fill up as early as February for the Fall semester.
On-Campus Early Move-InStudents planning to live on-campus at should be aware that the Department of Residence Life designates specific dates as the official move-in dates for each semester
. Please visit the Department of Residence Life website, to determine the move-in date for semester in which you will begin your degree program. Students may request an early move-in date for their on-campus residence hall by sending an e-mail to the Housing Assignments Office (firstname.lastname@example.org
) with their full name, UIN, reason for wanting to move in early, and the date that they would like to move-in. Such requests will be handled and approved on a case-by-case basis. Students are not guaranteed to obtain approval for early move-in. If approved to move in early, you will be charged a per night rate for moving into your residence hall.
The total charge will depend upon the style of residence hall and the number of nights you are there early.
What if On-Campus Housing is already full?
If you find that on-campus housing is already full for the Fall semester and you would prefer to live on-campus, send an email to email@example.com
with your full name, UIN, and preferred on-campus housing location by no later than April 30th
. ISS reserves a few on-campus housing spaces for international students each year for the Fall semester only and there may still be availability. Please note that this is not a guarantee. All reserved/unclaimed spaces will be reclaimed by the Department of Residence Life by May 1st each year. Unfortunately, ISS is unable to assist you with finding on-campus housing after April 30th. Please contact the Department of Residence Life directly if you have questions after April 30th.
The department of Residence Life has a webpage dedicated to help faculty, staff, and guests short-term housing if they need any. Some important resources include -