Welcome to the Texas A&M! Navigating the housing process can be difficult — especially if you’ve never lived away from your parents or in tiny dorm rooms with lofted beds. TAMU.Rent is a great starting point; it will help you narrow your search and contact housing providers directly. We’ve also put together some tips for you to make it easier. Read on!
Trying to live on-campus? Get your application in ASAP
There are 11,000 Aggies who live on campus versus 70,000+ students total. Don’t procrastinate on your application!
Wanting to move off-campus? Look early and know your options!
Use websites like TAMU.Rent to explore off-campus housing options! Many students start looking in the fall for their housing for the next academic year — accordingly, it’s important to start searching early in order to avoid disappointment.
Make sure you check out the apartment before you sign a lease! Tour multiple places you’re interested in, and ask plenty of questions. Here are some to start you off:
- – Is parking included?
- – Are utilities or cable included?
- – Where’s the nearest bus stop?
- – Are pets allowed?
- – Are there laundry facilities within the apartment or complex?
It’s also important to budget. Using a rent calculator to figure out how much you can spend on housing will help you plan.
Can you handle a commute?
Living near campus can be convenient, but might be more expensive compared to housing that is farther away. Figure out what works best for your needs, whether it’s walking, biking, or taking a bus. Did you know you can ride on- and off-campus bus routes with your A&M ID? If you choose to take the bus, using the A&M Transportation Services website will help get you where you need to go. If you plan on driving to campus, make sure you’re aware of your parking options — you can purchase a parking permit from A&M or look for other parking options near campus.
Make sure you know how to keep yourself safe
No matter you choose to live, make sure that you are aware of the following important numbers:
Maroon Life Advice
Take a look at some of the our helpful blog posts, originally published in A&M student magazine Maroon Life.