Housing Information

All full-time, first-year undergraduate students who enroll in face-to-face classes at the main campus in Commerce within one year of high school graduation are required to live on campus or live with their parents/legal guardians within 50 miles (or a one-hour drive) of the Commerce campus.

A Commuter Request will be honored for the following situations:

  • A student attending the Commerce campus but commuting from the home of their parent/guardian within a 50-mile/one-hour radius.
  • A student taking most of their classes online or at another TAMUC site while living at home with their parent/guardian.

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

The Commuter Authorization Request and Contract Release Request are in the housing portal found in MyLeo under “Other Applications.”

Pride Rock

2/1 suite, private bedroom, shared bathroom

$3,630

Phase III

Double room, private centralized bathroom

$3,120

Private room, private centralized bathroom

$3,560

Whitley

Double room, shared bathroom

$2,550

Private room, shared bathroom

$3,040

Phase II

2/1 suite, private bedroom, shared bathroom

$3,630

Whitley

Double room, shared bathroom

$2,550

Private room, shared bathroom

$3,040

F-Halls

(Sororities, All Gender Housing Community, and Women’s Housing)

Double bedroom, community bathroom

$2,240

Private bedroom, community bathroom

$2,800

Phase II

2/1 suite, private bedroom, shared bathroom

$3,630

Whitley

Double room, shared bathroom

$2,550

Private room, shared bathroom

$3,040

F-Halls

(Sororities, All Gender Housing Community, and Women’s Housing)

Double bedroom, community bathroom

$2,240

Private bedroom, community bathroom

$2,800

New Pride Apartments

Two Bedroom, Two Bathroom

$3,450

Four Bedroom, Two Bathroom

$3,090

Prairie Crossing (3.0 or Higher Overall GPA)

One bedroom, private bath

$3,790

Two Bedroom, Two Bathroom

$3,450

Two Bedroom, One Bathroom

$3,270

Four Bedroom, Two Bathroom

$3,090

SUMMER I: JUNE 2 – JULY 6

Summer I Housing Move-in:
Report to your assigned hall desk to complete your check in and receive your key. You will be required to have your university ID during the check-in process.

Front Desk Hours for Opening:
Friday, June 2 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, June 3 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, June 4 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

SUMMER II: JULY 9 – AUGUST 10

Summer II Housing Move-in:
Report to your assigned hall desk to complete your check in and receive your key. You will be required to have your university ID during the check-in process.

Front Desk Hours for Opening:
Sunday, July 9 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Highlights of Move-in Days for Fall 2023
  1. Centralized check-in process on August 23 and 24
  2. Students will be assigned a time slot to arrive. The student is able to adjust time in the MyLeo housing portal if necessary. Students must arrive at their appointed time.
  3. Students are encouraged to bring their own moving supplies, such as carts and dollies.
Check-In (Centralized)

RLL will be utilizing a central check-in process for all students and guests on August 23 and 24. Doing so allows us to streamline our process and ensure all requirements (e.g. meningitis vaccination submitted) are met, questions are answered, and bottlenecks are limited at the residence halls and apartments. After checking in at the central location, students will be directed to their residence hall/apartment. Upon arrival, the student will be greeted by RLL staff and volunteers and directed where to park. Plan to arrive 15-30 minutes before your time slot to get through the check-in process.

What to Expect When You Arrive
  1. You will be asked:
    1. To verify your full name and CWID
    2. How many guests you are bringing
    3. Your contact phone number
  2. We will give you a welcome packet that includes:
    1. Directions for moving into your residence hall
    2. Placard for your vehicle dashboard that provides time allotted for moving
    3. Physical room key (applicable building)
    4. Additional information from the university
Arrival Dates

Exact times will be available on the welcome page of the student’s myLeo housing portal.

To aid in the flow of traffic and the extensive parking demands, please follow the outlined process and assigned parking areas. Please note that students will need to promptly purchase parking decals to avoid receiving tickets starting the first day of classes.

Traffic and Parking

Whitley Hall, Pride Rock, Phase 2 and Phase 3 parking lot(s) will be used for unloading purposes only. Staff will be present to guide vehicles in the lot to unload belongings. After your move-in time slot has elapsed, your vehicle must be moved to Lot 19 on Walnut and Bois D'Arc Street.

F-Hall residents may park directly in front of their building or in Lot 6 or Lot 7. Please remember to purchase the designated F-Hall parking decal to avoid receiving tickets. The general resident decal is not valid for F-Hall parking.

New Pride residents may park directly in front of their building. Please remember to purchase the designated New Pride parking decal to avoid receiving tickets. The general resident decal is not valid for New Pride parking.

Prairie Crossing Apartments residents will use the adjacent parking garage. Vans, U-Hauls, and other large moving vehicles will not fit in the parking garage. For unloading these vehicles, you will need to utilize the back entrance on Mayo Street. Please remember to purchase the designated Prairie Crossing parking decal to avoid receiving tickets. The general resident decal is not valid for Prairie Crossing parking.

Front Desk Hours

Twenty-four-hour desk operations in the residence halls will begin on Wednesday, August 23 at 8 a.m. All residents must have their student ID on there person at all times. Apartment desk hours will be 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

Reminders & Updates

Residents should bring their own moving supplies. RLL is not able to provide carts and dollies at this time.

All residents must be registered for classes in order to reside in the hall. The only exceptions for move-in are students participating in the International Orientation the week of opening.

To receive mail, residents must obtain a U.S. Post Office Box. Mail is not delivered to the residence halls. The U.S. Post Office has a branch on campus, located south of the football stadium. They require a letter of residency from the Office of Residential Living and Learning that can be obtained from the front desk of your residence hall during move-in and in the main RLL office, located in Halladay Student Services, once classes have started.

Spring 2023 Housing Move-in:
January 12-15
Step 1: Sign in to your myLeo housing portal and select a Spring 2023 check in time under Appointments

Step 2: Report to your assigned hall desk to complete your check in. You will be required to have your university ID during the check-in process.

Front Desk Hours for Check-in:
January 12-15 8am-8pm

FRONT DESK PHONE NUMBERS

F-Halls (Greek and Women’s Hall): 903.468.3010
New Pride Apartments: 903.468.4422
Phase II New Residence Hall: 903.468.3072
Phase III: 903.468.4413
Prairie Crossing Apartments: 903.468.3010
Pride Rock: 903.468.4078
Whitley Hall: 903.886.5790
Residential Living and Learning: 903.886.5797

WIFI/Internet Issues:

Contact IT at [email protected] or 903.468.6000.

Directv/Cable:

Apogee 24 HR support:
Text “resnet” to 84700
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 855.377.4160

Washer/Dryer Issues:

Contact your hall office to submit a work order.

Electricity Shutting Off:

Unplug appliances when not in use or move some appliances to another electrical socket.

If you need to report a facilities or custodial issue, please sign on to your MyLeo.

  1. MyLeo > Apps > Residential Living and Learning > Room Maintenance
  2. Select My Jobs (for my room) or Shared Jobs (for shared spaces such as bathrooms, kitchens, living room, etc…)
  3. Once you have selected your job, type Click New Job.
  4. From the room drop-down, select My Room or Shared Rooms.
  5. Select your room number.
  6. Fill in the description, the cause, and comment, and select Save.

Your work order has now been submitted. Check your myLeo email for updates on your request.

A guest is defined as any person who does not live within the same assigned space. This includes other students/residents or non-students. Residents are permitted to host guests within their assigned space,and should follow the guidelines listed below:

1. Hosts are responsible for the behavior of their guest(s) at all times and are obligated to inform their guest(s) of all university and Residential Living and Learning Community Standards. Violation of any policy/procedure by a guest may result in disciplinary action against both the guest and host.

2. Guests must be escorted by their host at all times. This includes but is not limited to entering and exiting the building and using bathrooms (for buildings with community restrooms). Hosts must not leave guests alone within residence halls. Guests found without their host will be escorted out of the building.

3. Overnight guests must secure the permission of the roommate within 72 hours prior to arrival. Guests are only permitted to stay two consecutive or non-consecutive days within a 15-day period.

4. Guests are not permitted to cohabitate. This includes but is not limited to keeping clothing and other personal effects within a host’s room; sleeping overnight in a host’s assigned space on a regular basis; and using a host’s restroom facilities as if the guest resided within the room.

Extension or suspension of visitation privileges for an individual, a floor or an entire residence hall may be issued by RLL with just cause.

Residents are encouraged to personalize and make their room a “home away from home.” Please keep in mind that you will be rooming with another student and space is limited. Suggested items to bring are:

  • Bedding (mattress cover, sheets, pillows, comforter)
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Shower caddy, shower shoes/flip flops
  • Toiletries, tissues, toilet paper (TP provided in Phase III)
  • Cleaning supplies (for room and bathroom), small vacuum
  • Small microwave, mini-fridge, coffee pot
  • TV (small/medium size)
  • Alarm clock
  • First-aid, flashlight, batteries
  • Computer, printer, surge protector
  • Office/school supplies, backpack
  • Small fan, lamp
  • Clothes (including a nice outfit for interviews, speaker events, and career fair)
  • Laundry bag or basket, hangers, detergent
  • Umbrella, rain wear
  • Prescriptions, insurance card, family physician’s phone number
  • Trash can and liners
  • Posters, pictures, room decor, tension rod for curtains
  • Cards, dominoes and other games

  • Weapons (even for hunting purposes)
  • Candles, incense, potpourri pots, oil lamps, wax burners, candle warmers
  • Multi-plug adapters
  • Fireworks
  • Extension cords
  • Electric blanket/space heaters
  • Electric balance/hoverboards
  • Motorized scooters (unless they can be left outside)
  • String lights
  • Pets (one 10-gallon tank with fish allowed)
  • Hot plates (other appliances with exposed heating elements)
  • Toasters, toaster ovens, rice cookers, crock pots, deep fryers, air fryers, pressure cookers
  • Traffic signs
  • Wireless routers
  • Drugs, alcohol, drug paraphernalia, shot glasses, etc.
  • Halogen lamps
  • Refrigerators more than 2 amps and/or 4 cubic feet in size
  • Microwaves over 700W
  • Coffee makers that are not single serve and/or do not automatically shut off
  • Any other type of appliance not listed

Any resident of campus housing who is a handgun license holder and wants to store a handgun in his/her assigned room must provide their own safe, intended and manufactured for handgun storage.

The resident may not provide access to their safe to any other individual.

Failure to comply with this rule may result in removal from campus housing and participation in the university conduct process.

The housing and meal plan contract is binding for the entire academic year (fall and spring semesters) or any remaining portion of the contract if signed after the start of the fall semester.

If a student has an extreme extenuating circumstance, they may complete the Contract Release Request form to request a contract cancellation. Please note that the following situations are not considered extreme or extenuating and are therefore rarely approved:

  • Taking online courses or taking face-to-face courses 1-2 days a week.
  • Deciding to commute from the home of parents/guardians after start of contract.
  • Circumstances that can be addressed with roommate mediation or room/hall change.
  • Not using the meal plan because a student does not enjoy the food or has a busy schedule.
  • Wanting to use financial aid for bills other than education (ex. car payment, cell phone, group dues).
  • Not taking time to understand the financial aid/scholarship package prior to entering the contract, resulting in an outstanding balance.
  • Getting married in the middle of the housing contract period.

If a student withdraws or graduates from the university, a Contract Release Request will be approved.

  1. myLeo > Apps > Other Apps
  2. Select Contract Release Request
  3. Complete request, upload a letter and supporting documentation

For students who signed the academic year contract for fall and spring terms:

  • If canceled through the application or in writing on/before July 15, no fee
  • If canceled in writing July 16-December 15, $600 fee
  • If canceled in writing December 16-May 1, $900 fee

For students who signed the academic year contract for spring only:

  • If canceled in writing on/before January 1, no fee
  • If canceled in writing January 2-May 1, $900 fee

Non-affiliated off-campus housing is only available for students who are not required to live in University-owned on-campus housing. TAMUC does not endorse any specific property. The non-affiliated properties may also provide accommodations to the greater Commerce community.

Community Handbook

Information provided in this handbook is for the benefit of the community and residents of A&M-Commerce Residential Living and Learning. Residents are encouraged to make campus their home away from home, and to live in community with other students. In order to facilitate the development of community and cooperation, all community members share responsibility and accountability for knowledge and adherence to policies and procedures.

Residence Halls

Your hall is more than just a place to store your things; it’s a vibrant community of your peers where you will form friendships that could last a lifetime! Visit campus virtually or in person to explore our residence halls and find out which one is right for you.

Whitley Hall at night.

Whitley Hall

Whitley Hall is a twelve-story high-rise building with private and double rooms with suite-style restrooms.

The front of Pride Rock.

Pride Rock

Pride Rock is a three-story, suite style residence hall.

Phase II front door.

Phase II

Phase II is a four story, suite-style residence hall.

Phase III.

Phase III

Phase III is a four-story residence hall and offers private and double rooms with privatized, community restrooms.

New Pride apartments.

New Pride Apartments

New Pride Apartments has 2bed/2bath apartments and 4bedr/2-bath apartments and a community center.

Prairie Crossing.

Prairie Crossing

Prairie Crossing Apartments contain 4 bed/2 bath, 2 bed/2 bath, 2 bed/1 bath and 1 bed/1 bath units.

Sorority Housing.

Sorority Housing

Sorority Housing is available for members of Alpha Phi, Chi Omega, Gamma Phi Beta and Alpha Kappa Alpha. These two-story houses are made up of private rooms , community restrooms, a lounge and a large kitchen.

Sista 2 Sista and ¡Mujeres de Accion! Housing.

F5 and F6

These two-story halls have private rooms, double rooms, community restrooms, a lounge and a large kitchen.

How to Apply

Residential Living and Learning will send out important notices to a student's myLeo email address regarding the application process, room selection, halls availability, the waitlist, move-in, etc. Students should get into the habit of checking their myLeo email on a regular basis.

Current residents living on campus may start the housing application process on April 1st. Residents must be registered for classes before they are able to sign housing contracts for the upcoming year. Students in the Nursing or Social Work program will need to meet with their advisor to get a Fall 2024 placeholder class added to their account due to late registration. Students who do not sign their housing contracts by May 10th will be required to go through the new student application process which includes paying the $100 application fee.

How to Apply:

  1. MyLeo > Apps > Residential Living and Learning
  2. Click the Apply Now button for the term you wish to apply on the housing portal homepage
  3. Complete the application

Timeline:

November 1

Application opens

April 1

Housing and meal plan contracts open/Form roommate groups

May 10

Priority deadline for returning students to be registered and sign housing/meal plan contracts to receive a timeslot to participate in priority room selection

May 13

Students check myLeo Housing Portal for random, lottery-generated room selection timeslot

May 14-24

Students with priority room selection timeslots log-in to myLeo Housing Portal to select a room

June1

Students who missed priority deadline continue to apply for housing and select room immediately

August 10

Room Selection Ends/Room Swap Ends/Waitlist Opens

Important Notes:

  • Current residents who do not complete the contracts by the May 10, 2024 deadline will have to pay the $100 application fee again and will not be able to participate in returning student room selection.
  • Current residents are required to be registered for fall classes before being allowed to select a room for Fall.
  • Current students will receive numerous emails to their myLeo email account about the returning student room selection process. These emails will answer questions about which halls are available for selection, specific room selection dates, the waitlist, move-in etc.
  • All students living on campus are required to have a meal plan.
  • If a resident is dropped from classes due to Academic Suspension, their housing and meal plan contracts, along with attached bookings, will be canceled. Once student is registered for classes, they may apply for housing again.

Once you have been fully admitted to A&M Commerce, you may apply for housing. The application opens for the following Academic Year on November 1st. If entering the university mid-year, the Spring Only housing application also opens on November 1st.

How to Apply:

  1. MyLeo > Apps > Residential Living and Learning
  2. Click the Apply Now button for the term you wish to apply on the housing portal homepage.
  3. Complete the Application.
  4. Watch for next steps in your myLeo email.

Timeline:

November 1

Application Opens

April 1

Housing & Meal Plan Contracts Open/ Form Roommate Groups

May 10

Priority deadline for students to sign housing & meal plan contracts to get a timeslot to participate in priority room selection

May 13

Students check myLeo Housing Portal for random, computer-generated room selection timeslot

May 14-24

Students with priority room selection timeslots log-in to myLeo Housing Portal to select a room

June 1

Students who missed priority deadline continue to apply for housing and select room immediately

July 15

Students who are not fully registered for Fall 2024 and/or still have a Bacterial Meningitis hold on their account are dropped from housing and meal plan contracts

August 5

Room Selection Ends/Room Swap Ends/Waitlist Opens

Important Notes:

  • There is a $100 application fee. If you are experiencing financial hardship, Residential Living and Learning can defer the fee to your fall balance after February 1. If you need this option, please email [email protected] and request for your fee to be deferred to your Fall balance.
  • Students must have their Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination record on file to live on campus unless they are over 22 years old.
  • Any student who is not fully registered for classes by July 15th will be dropped from their housing and meal plan and the student will loose their room assignment. Student will not be reinstated to housing and meal plan until they are able to provide an official Fall 2024 schedule.
  • Students in the Honors College and student athletes complete the exact same application process as all other students. They do have a different room assignment process and should speak to their advisor/coach if they have questions.
  • Room Selection Timeslots are assigned by a random computer-generated lottery system. All students who have signed a housing contract by May 12th will be entered into the lottery and will receive a random timeslot to select a room.
  • All students living on campus are required to have a meal plan. Students who graduated high school in 2023 or 2024 must have the 17 or 19 meal plan.
  • Students need to check their myLeo email on a regular basis to receive information on the application process, room selection, move-in, etc.

Residential Living and Learning provides housing for an additional charge during the winter break, May mini and August mini terms. Students who sign up for mini/break housing may be required to move to a specific hall that will remain open during that break time. Not all residence halls are open during each break. There are no meal plans available during the mini/break terms.

How to Apply:

  1. MyLeo > Apps > Residential Living and Learning
  2. Follow the directions listed below for each break.
Thanksgiving Break

Who can stay: All residents staying in on-campus housing for the fall term
Application: No Application
Fee: No Fee

Winter Break Housing

Who can stay: All residents with a fall AND spring contract on file
Application: Opens November 1, Deadline December 6th
Fee: FREE for Fall 2024 residents who live on campus for the entire Spring 2025 term. The cost is $900 for all students that stay past December 13th, but do not fulfill the entire Spring 2025 contract.

Late sign-up fee after December 6th: $150
Where do I stay over break: Your current room (unless you have arranged to move with RLL)
How to apply: MyLeo > Apps> Other Apps > Winter Break Housing

Spring Break Housing

Who can stay: All residents staying in on-campus housing for the spring term
Application: No Application
Fee: No Additional Fee

May Mini Housing

Who can stay: Residents with a current Spring and Summer I housing contract on file.
Application: Opens April 1, interested students will complete the Summer Application. Fee: $400
Note: More detailed information will be emailed to residents who qualify to stay.

August Mini Housing

Who can stay: Any Fall 2024 resident
Application: Residents may use the Appointments button after July 6 in myLeo housing portal to select a day/time for arrival.

Fee: $250
Note: More detailed information will be emailed to residents who qualify to stay.

The Summer Housing Application opens on April 1. The summer housing contract covers the following terms: May Mini, Summer I and Summer II.

How to Apply:

  1. MyLeo > Apps > Residential Living and Learning
  2. Click the Apply for Summer button on the housing portal homepage
  3. Complete the Application

May Mini 2024 Rate: $400

Summer I and Summer II 2024 Rates:

  • Phase III Double: $650 Per Term
  • Phase III Private: $750 Per Term
  • 14 Meal Plan + $600 Flex: $1,175 Per Term (meal plan required). Flex from Summer I will roll to Summer II, Summer II flex does not roll.

Important Notes:

  • There are typically only 1 or 2 halls open for the summer.
  • Students are not able to select their own room assignment for summer housing due to limited availability.

All gender housing

TAMUC began offering All Gender Housing in 2019 to allow roommates of any sex, gender, gender identity, or gender expression to live together in a more integrated living unit. The all gender option is reflective of housing opportunities available to students off campus where they can select roommates of choice. Students who may be interested in this option include siblings, cousins, friends, or allies of varying genders or gender identities. All Gender Housing is not intended for romantic couples.

The All Gender Housing Application opens on April 1st. All Gender Housing is filled on a first come, first served basis.

*All Gender Housing is not a LLC, but an option that students can opt into.

To be part of All Gender Housing:

  1. Apply for 2023-2024 housing
  2. Select the Living & Learning/All Gender Application in the menu on the myLeo housing portal homepage
  3. Select the All Gender Housing option

Contact: [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I bring to college?

Residents are encouraged to personalize and make their room a “home away from home.” Please keep in mind that you will be rooming with another student and space is limited. Suggested items to bring are:

  • Bedding (mattress cover, sheets, pillows, comforter)
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Shower caddy, shower shoes/flip flops
  • Toiletries, tissues, toilet paper (TP provided in Phase III)
  • Cleaning supplies (for room and bathroom), small vacuum
  • Small microwave (under 700W), mini-fridge (max 2 amps/ 4 cubic feet), coffee pot
  • TV (small/medium size)
  • Alarm clock
  • First-aid, flash light, batteries
  • Computer, printer, surge protector
  • Office/school supplies, backpack
  • Small fan, lamp
  • Clothes (nice outfit for interviews, speaker events, & career fair)
  • Laundry bag or basket, hangers, detergent
  • Umbrella, rain wear
  • Prescriptions, Insurance Card, Family Physician’s phone number
  • Trash can and liners
  • Posters, pictures, room decor, tension rod for curtains
  • Cards, Dominoes & other games
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What size are the beds on campus?

Pride Rock-XL Twin
Whitley-XL Twin
Phase III-XL Twin
Phase II-XL Twin
New Pride- Twin
F-Halls-Twin
Prairie Crossing-Full

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What items should I leave at home?

  • Weapons (even for hunting purposes)
  • Candles, incense, potpourri pots, oil lamps, wax burners, candle warmers
  • Multi-plug adapters
  • Fireworks
  • Extension Cords
  • Electric blanket/space heaters
  • Electric balance/hover boards
  • Motorized scooters (unless it can be left outside)
  • String Lights
  • Pets (one 10 gallon tank with fish allowed)
  • Hotplates (other appliances with exposed heating elements)
  • Toasters, toaster ovens, rice cookers, crock pots, deep fryers
  • Traffic signs
  • Wireless router
  • Drugs, alcohol, drug paraphernalia, shot glasses, etc
  • Halogen Lamps
  • Refrigerators more than 2 amps and/or 4 cubic feet in size
  • Microwaves over 700W
  • Coffee pots that are not single serve and/or do not automatically shut off
  • Any other type of appliance not listed
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Who will be responsible for me during my stay at A&M Commerce?

Personal responsibility is one of the most important lessons that can be learned at college. All students are considered adults and will be treated accordingly by all University staff. Residential Living and Learning will strive to connect students to the many resources available for a student to accomplish their goals. Students must take an active part in their academic and personal success by letting our staff know if they need assistance in a particular area.

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Is a room or residence hall change possible?

If a resident is interested in living in another room or building on campus, they are welcome to use the Room Swap function in the housing application until mid-August.  After that, the Waitlist opens in the myLeo housing portal and residents can put their name on one waitlist.  If a spot becomes available in the desired hall, we will contact the student on the waitlist.

If students have a roommate or facility concern, they should contact their hall staff for assistance instead of using the waitlist to move.

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Who is responsible for my property?

Although precautions are taken to maintain adequate security, the University cannot assume responsibility for the loss of or damage (due to water leaks, fire, theft, etc.) to student possessions. Students or their parents are encouraged to carry appropriate insurance to cover such losses. Residents are encouraged to keep doors closed and locked with the room key in their possession. Other suggestions for protecting valuables include having a lock box, engraving name, etc., on items of value, not leaving money or jewelry out in the open, and promptly reporting maintenance concerns.

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What safety measures are taken in the residence halls?

Security Precautions:

  • The A&M-Commerce University Police Department regularly patrols the entire campus, including residence hall areas.
  • The hall desk staff are available to assist residents 24 hours a day in the traditional-style halls and from 10am-10pm each day in the apartments.
  • There are fire, theft, weather and other procedures in place for the safety of the residents. These procedures are explained to the residents and are included in the Residence Life Handbook.
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Do I need approval to move off campus during the semester?

All housing and meal plans contracts are for both Fall and Spring terms, therefore students must submit a Contract Release Request if they wish to cancel the contract.  Due to the nature of the contracts, a majority of requests are denied, therefore, students should not make alternate plans to live off campus until they have received an approved request.  The Contract Release Request can be found under Other Apps in the myLeo housing portal. 

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What is the visitation policy?

Guests are defined as any person who does not live within the same assigned space. This includes other students/residents, or non- students. Residents are permitted to host guests within their assigned space, and should follow the guides listed below:

1. Hosts are responsible for the behavior of their guest(s) at all times and are obligated to inform their guest(s) of all University and Residential Living and Learning Community Standards. Violation of any policy/procedure by a guest may result in disciplinary action being taken against both the guest and host

2. Guests must be escorted by their host at all times. This includes but is not limited to: entering and exiting the building; the usage of bathrooms (buildings with common area restrooms); as well as leaving guests along within residence hall. Guests found without their host will be escorted out of the building;

3. Overnight guests must secure the permission of the roommate within 72 hours prior to the guests’ arrival, and are only permitted to stay two consecutive or nonconsecutive days within a 15 day period.

4. Cohabitation is prohibited. This includes but is not limited to: keeping clothing and other personal effects within the room, sleeping overnight in the assigned space on a regular basis and usage of the restroom facilities as if they resided within the room.

Extension or suspension of visitation privileges for an individual, a floor or an entire residence hall may be issued by RLL with just cause.

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Are there any special meal plan requirements for beginning undergraduate students?

Yes, because A&M-Commerce is committed to its students and believes that it is responsible for the physical, mental, and emotional well being of every student, the University requires all single, beginning undergraduate students living on campus are required to purchase a designated meal plan for first-year students for the full academic year. However, this policy only applies to students who are starting college the same year as their date of graduation from high school, and are choosing to live on campus. Second year students who live on campus are also required to choose from one of the two designated meal plans. Meal plans are optional for other classifications. Meal plans are sold for the entire academic year (fall and spring), and are not transferable to another student. 

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Is there a policy regarding commuters?

A Commuter Authorization Request 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. The Commuter Authorization Request is located on the myLeo housing portal under Other Applications.

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How do I get my service animal or emotional support animal approved to live in the halls?

Students with a service animal or emotional support animal are required to contact Student Disability Services to get the animal approved before the animal is brought into the residence halls. Students may start the process by emailing [email protected].

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Are wireless routers allowed in the halls?

The use of routers are not allowed in the residence halls. 

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What cable channels do we receive?

View channel listing as well as show times available within our residence halls.

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  • P.O. Box 3011
  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011
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