Be sure to check out the Off Campus Survival Manual here.
The majority of undergraduate and graduate international students live in apartments located off campus.
Many students share an apartment with another student to lower costs. Recently, new students had
difficulty locating off-campus housing when arriving less than two weeks prior to classes. Apartment
managers require proof that you are able to pay your rent.
To help in your search for long-term housing, please visit the following websites:
Adult, Graduate, and Off Campus Student Services (AGOSS) is the on-campus office that
specializes in helping students find temporary and permanent housing upon their arrival to the
Bryan/College Station area (http://studentlife.tamu.edu/agoss/).
AggieSearch – Find housing and roommates in the Bryan/College Station area
ApartmentFinder – Find an apartment in the Bryan/College Station area
Utilities Information – This handout provides important information about water, sewage,
electricity, natural gas, telephone service, postal services, and more.
Available for graduate students, single-parent families, married students or single undergraduate students
without children who are Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, or non-traditional Freshmen (College Avenue
only). University Apartments offer a mature environment for students who have their academic goal
University Residence Halls
Students 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 (email@example.com) 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. All
students arriving prior to their earliest permissible move-in date will need to find off-campus temporary
accommodations until they are permitted to move-in.
Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination
Effective January 1, 2012, all students (under age 30) entering an institution of higher education in the
State of Texas are required to either receive a vaccination against bacterial meningitis or meet certain
criteria for declining such a vaccination. Students will NOT be allowed to register for classes until this
requirement is met. This requirement applies both to students living on-campus as well as to those living
off-campus. Students are strongly encouraged to obtain the bacterial meningitis vaccination before
entering the United States or moving to the Bryan/College Station area. Evidence of vaccination must verify that the vaccination was received at least 10 days prior to the first day of the semester. Detailed
information about this requirement, including guidance for how to submit evidence of vaccination or
evidence to decline vaccination, can be found on the Office of Admissions’ Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination webpage.