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Department of Residential Living and Learning

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

Living on campus is an important part of the student experience at Texas A&M University-Commerce.  There are many educational and social benefits for students living in the residence halls. Students that live on campus for at least their first two years of college typically have higher GPAs, higher involvement in clubs and activities on campus, and are more likely to persist until graduation.

COVID-19 Preparedness

The University and Residential Living and Learning prioritize student health and safety. In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the following steps have been taken to support our residents.

  1. Custodial performs enhanced cleaning of all common spaces and bathrooms multiple times per day
  2. Hand sanitizing stations are located throughout the residence halls
  3. Masks are required to be worn by all students and staff within the residence hall common areas (hallways, bathrooms, lounges, etc.)
  4. Visitation by non-residence hall members is not permitted
  5. Isolation and Quarantine process are in-place should a member of the community be exposed or contract COVID-19

More information can be found at Stay Healthy Lions!

Two Year Live-On/Meal Plan Requirement

Texas A&M University-Commerce has a two year live-on requirement.  All full-time, first and second year undergraduate students, who enroll at the university within one year of high school graduation, are required to live on campus.  Residents that are in the two year live-on requirement are also required to have a meal plan. During the first year, the student must have the 19 Exchange meal plan. For the second year, students may select the 19 Meal Plan or 14 Meal Plan

Meal Plan Requirement

One Year Post High School Graduation: Any residential student who enrolls at TAMUC within one (1) year of high school graduation is required to have one of the following meal plans.

  • 19 Exchange Plan w/$400 FLEX

If the student does not select a meal plan, the 19 Exchange Plan will be automatically applied.

Two Year Post High School Graduation: Any residential student who enrolls at TAMUC within two (2) years of high school graduation is required to have one of the following meal plans.

  • 19 Exchange Plan w/$400 FLEX
  • 14 Exchange Plan w/$400 Flex

If the student does not select a meal plan, the 14 Exchange Plan w/$400 FLEX will be automatically applied.

Three or More Years Post High School Graduation: Any residential student who enrolls at TAMUC three (3) or more years post high school graduation may request one of the following meal plans.

  • 19 Exchange Plan w/$400 FLEX
  • 14 Exchange Plan w/$400 FLEX
  • 5 Meal Plan w/ $400 FLEX
  • 7 Meal Plan w/ $400 FLEX
  • Flex Meal Plan ($400 FLEX only)
  • None

Housing Requirement Exemption
A Commuter Authorization will be honored if a first year student is living with a parent or legal guardian within a 50 mile or less than one hour drive time from campus. Once a student enters a housing contract during their first year, they may not complete the Commuter Request for their second year.

Exemption requests for first year students, who are recent high school graduates, who are married, have children, are over 21, or who have other extenuating circumstances can be made through the Contract Release Request.  Please do not sign a lease off campus until you have submitted your request and received approval.

The Commuter Authorization Request and Contract Release Request are located in the housing portal found in myLEO under Other Applications.

2021-2022 Housing Contract