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On-Campus Housing -- For Gateway Parents & Family -- Jeff Wilson ‘84 Assistant Director Division of Student Affairs Department of Residence Life “ Live at the Heart of the Aggie Experience ” Disclaimer: Info is current as June 29, 2011
Who is this Dude ? I’m an Aggie… a “former” Gateway student … and a graduate of the Corps of Cadets I’m a parent of… … a current Aggie … WHOOP!! … one going to that other school … SISSS … and one going to TAMU-Galveston … WHOOP!! But most importantly…I am the Housing Dude
Things to Keep in Mind For the Fall -- freshmen are not required to live on campus … I hope you are not surprised ? We “closed” housing in early-April the last 3 years … because we were FULL Loss of 4 halls and Corps Renovation (~ 900 spaces) added to problem We only have room for ~5500 “freshmen” on campus
Applied for fall housing… Permanent Housing – applied before April 7th th Temporary / Over Assignment Housing Applied AFTER April 7 th … or we have not received your bacterial meningitis documentation Right now, students in Temporary/Over assignments: ~300 men ~400 women …and over 1,000 on our Notification List
Temporary / Over Assignments Guarantees you will have a “bed” somewhere on campus next fall, but it might be: T.V. Lounge or Study Carrel …most of these rooms were bedrooms at one time All will have access to their own bathrooms Rarely … but they could be a 3 rd person in a room “Roommate over hall” is NOT an option Notified in early August You will have a place to live next fall !
Applied for housing yet ? Corps Housing is still available… But do NOT apply for this in hopes you will get ResLife “Non-Reg” housing You can sign up for the “wait to be notified list” Not a “wait list” … notified “IF” we open up housing again If on the list…you get a head start on the application process Opening Up Housing ? Not before July 15th
Management of Your Expectations Last Fall, there were ~6000 empty beds in the Bryan / College Station area …more this year Many off-campus facilities opened at ~80% occupancy Lots were offering “phenomenal” deals to sign a lease with them Actually “raiding” from on-campus housing Be careful…stiff penalties if you break the off-campus lease Off Campus weblink: http://studentlife.tamu.edu/agoss/offcampushttp://studentlife.tamu.edu/agoss/offcampus
Housing Timelines… Now until 1 st week of July - Permanent Assignments Released Match “faces” to “spaces” for ~7700+ students 2 nd – 3 rd weeks of July: Cancellations … most are students who forgot they had applied for on-campus housing Middle of July / early August: Open up housing ? “Temporary / Over Assignments” Released Until August 5 th – All fall assignments done…no more changes August 21 st …move in August 29 th … no shows & hall changes By 2 nd week of September: All fall moves are done ? !!!! Patience = A Place to Live !
Helpful Hints Check Housing on Web (HoW) everyday between now and Aug 5 th … if we take your $$ …then you are in ! The longer you can wait … the better your chances are of getting in This applies to off-campus housing too ! Last year, ~200 students just did not show up the first week of school
Dos and Don’ts for Gateway Single Room vs Roommate for Gateway housing Plenty of room … we can do either Dos: Have your student’s UIN available Apply for parking…even if you don’t know where yet Don’ts: …paint your room…this will NOT be your room in the fall …apply for Interim Housing…you are not eligible …assume you will be on this side of campus for the fall…or even this style of hall
Reminders If you get in … and sign a contract: Stiff penalties for LATE cancellations: 25% of the Fall semester rent after July 15 th (regardless of when you signed the contract) 50% of the Spring semester rent…if enrolled in classes For those who sign up for the Corps If you quit the Corps … there is no guarantee you will get on-campus housing …or it could be temporary housing for the entire fall semester No Interim Housing for Gateway students “Not Fully Admitted” until AFTER grades are posted Early Move in for Fish Camp F & G
If you Remember Nothing Else … Housing Assignments Office: Cain Hall, Room B-140 Phone: 979-845-4744 / 4745 Toll Free: 877-451-3896 FAX: 979-862-1258 E-mail: Housing@tamu.eduHousing@tamu.edu Check us out on FaceBook and iTunes too !!