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Life Happens here!

While you are on campus, we want you to feel like you are home! Find the right housing option and enjoy a safe, supportive and inclusive community that fosters personal and academic growth. We strive to connect you to the many resources available to help you accomplish your goals while you make life-long connections with other students.

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Diversity Commitment

Residential Living and Learning is committed to creating environments that intentionally focus on diversity, equity, sustainability and inclusion. Every member of our community is a valued part of our Pride with a unique set of identities that should be respected and celebrated. We will not tolerate any form of hate, bigotry, harassment, threat or abuse.

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Residential Living and Learning :: Steps to Apply

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.

New Students

Once you have been fully admitted to A&M-Commerce you may apply for housing. The application opens on November 1 for the following academic year.

If you are a new student needing housing for Spring 2022, email the housing office at [email protected] for more information.

How to Apply:

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

Timeline:

November 1

Application Opens

April 1

Housing & Meal Plan Contracts Open/ Form Roommate Groups

May 13

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

May 16

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

May 18-31

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

August 10

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 records on file before they are allowed to move on campus unless they are over 22 years old.
  • 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 13th will be entered into the lottery and will receive a random timeslot to select a room.
  • Students need to check their myLeo email on a regular basis to receive information on the application process, Living & Learning Communities, room selection, move-in, etc.

Current Residents

If you are a current resident living on campus, you will apply for housing November 1-May 13. You do not have to pay the $100 fee again as long as you apply by the May 13th deadline.

How to Apply:

  1. MyLeo > Apps > Residential Living and Learning
  2. Click the Apply Now button on the housing portal homepage
  3. Select the application that correlates with the term you wish to apply
  4. Complete the application
  5. Returning Students will not be required to pay the $100 fee again as long as the application for the next Academic Year is completed by the posted deadline.

Timeline:

November 1

Application opens

April 1

Housing and meal plan contracts open/Form roommate groups

May 13

Priority deadline for students to sign housing & meal plan contracts to get a priority timeslot for room selection & not have to pay $100 Fee

May 16

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

May 18-31

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

August 10

Room Selection Ends/Room Swap Ends/Waitlist Opens

Important Notes:

  • Current residents who do not complete the contracts by the May 13, 2022 deadline will have to pay the $100 application fee again and will not be able to participate in returning student room selection.
  • Current students are required to be registered for fall classes or meet the advising requirement 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.
  • Students entering the second year of the two year live-on requirement are required to live on campus and have the 14 or 19 Meal Plan.

Summer Housing

The Summer Housing Application opens on April 1. The summer housing contract covers the terms Summer I and Summer II. If students are looking to stay for May mini and/or August mini, they will need to complete those separate applications.

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

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.

Break Housing

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. Click the Other Apps button on the housing portal homepage
  3. Select Break Housing
  4. Complete application
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 10th
Fee: $200 ($300 after deadline if there is availability)
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: All resident with a current spring and summer I housing contract on file
Application: Opens April 1
Note: More detailed information will be emailed to residents who qualify to stay

August Mini Housing

Who can stay: All residents with a current summer II and fall housing contract on file
Application: Opens July 15
Note: More detailed information will be emailed to residents who qualify to stay

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Residential Living and Learning :: Housing Information

Housing and dining information

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 and have a meal plan.

Housing Requirement Exemption

Commuter Authorization will be honored if a first-year student is living with a parent or legal guardian within 50 miles 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 and 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 an off-campus lease 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.

Housing

2021-22 Halls and Rates by High School Graduation Year

2021 High School Graduate Housing Options

Pride Rock

2/1 suite, private bedroom, shared bathroom

$3,273

Phase III

Double room, private centralized bathroom

$2,833

Private room, private centralized bathroom

$3,245

F-Halls (Sorority and LLC)

Private bedroom, community bathroom

$2,551

2020 High School Graduate Housing Options

Phase II

2/1 suite, private bedroom, shared bathroom

$3,273

Phase III

Double room, private centralized bathroom

$2,833

Private room, private centralized bathroom

$3,245

F-Halls (Sorority and LLC)

Private bedroom, community bathroom

$2,551

2019 and Earlier High School Graduate Housing Options

Phase II

2/1 suite, private bedroom, shared bathroom

$3,273

Phase III

Double room, private centralized bathroom

$2,833

Private room, private centralized bathroom

$3,245

F-Halls (Sorority and LLC)

Private bedroom, community bathroom

$2,551

New Pride Apartments

Two Bedroom, Two Bathroom

$3,111

Four Bedroom, Two Bathroom

$2,800

2022-23 Halls and Rates by High School Graduation Year

2022 High School Graduate Housing Options

Pride Rock

2/1 suite, private bedroom, shared bathroom

TBA

Phase III

Double room, private centralized bathroom

TBA

Private room, private centralized bathroom

TBA

Whitley

Double room, shared bathroom

TBA

Private room, shared bathroom

TBA

F-Halls (Sorority and LLC)

Private bedroom, community bathroom

TBA

2021 High School Graduate Housing Options

Phase II

2/1 suite, private bedroom, shared bathroom

TBA

Whitley

Double room, shared bathroom

TBA

Private room, shared bathroom

TBA

F-Halls (Sorority and LLC)

Private bedroom, community bathroom

TBA

2020 and Earlier High School Graduate Housing Options

Phase II

2/1 suite, private bedroom, shared bathroom

TBA

New Pride Apartments

Two Bedroom, Two Bathroom

TBA

Four Bedroom, Two Bathroom

TBA

Whitley

Double room, shared bathroom

TBA

Private room, shared bathroom

TBA

F-Halls (Sorority and LLC)

Private bedroom, community bathroom

TBA

Move In/Move Out Procedures

Summer 2022

SUMMER I: JUNE 3 – JULY 7

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 3 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, June 4 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, June 5 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

SUMMER II: JULY 10 – AUGUST 11

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 10 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fall 2022

Fall 2022 Move-in Information will be available in Late Spring 2022. You are welcome to review our Fall 2021 move-in information below to know more about our process.

Highlights of Move-in Days for Fall 2021
  1. Centralized check-in process on August 26 and 27
  2. Student will be assigned a time slot to arrive. Student is able to adjust time in 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 26 and 27. 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
    1. How many guests you are bringing
    2. Your contact phone number
  2. We will give you a welcome packet that includes:
    1. One (1) university-issued cloth mask
    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. COVID-19 wellness checklist
    5. Additional information from the university
Arrival Dates

Exact times will be available on the welcome page of the student’s myLeo housing portal on June 23, 2021.

Thursday, August 26

  • All 2021 high school graduates
  • Phase II residents, last name A-H

Friday, August 27

  • All 2020 High School Graduates (except Phase II last name A-H)
  • Phase II residents, last name I-Z

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.

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 Thursday, August 26 at 8 a.m. All residents must have their student ID. 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 2022

Spring 2022 Housing Move-in:
January 13-16
Step 1: Sign in to your myLeo housing portal and select a Spring 2022 check in time under Appointments

Step 2: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 Check-in:
January 13-16 10am-10pm

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

Submit a Work Order

WIFI/Internet Issues:

Contact IT at HelpDesk.tamuc.edu 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.

HOW TO SUBMIT WORK ORDERS

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.

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. Enhanced cleaning of all common spaces and bathrooms multiple times per day
  2. Hand sanitizing stations are located throughout the residence halls
  3. Isolation and quarantine processes are in place in case a member of the community is exposed or contracts COVID-19

Guests

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 (buildings with common -area 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.

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, mini-fridge, 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 (including 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

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 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 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 makers that are not single serve and/or do not automatically shut off
  • Any other type of appliance not listed

Conceal Carry and Storage

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.

Cancel your Contract

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.

Steps to Complete Contract Release Request

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

Cancellation Fees

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-July 31, $300 FEE
  • If canceled in writing August 1-May 1, $500 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 31, $500 FEE

Dining Information

Meal Plans

One Year Post-High School Graduation

Any residential student who enrolls at A&M-Commerce within one year of high school graduation is required to have the 19 Exchange Meal Plan w/$400 FLEX plan.

If you do 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 A&M-Commerce within two years of high school graduation is required to have one of the following meal plans:

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

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

Three or More Years Post-High School Graduation

Any residential student who enrolls at A&M-Commerce three or more years post high school graduation may select any meal plan offered.

2021-22 Rates Per Semester

Required Meal Plan for First Year/Recent High School Grads

19 Exchange Plan (Includes $400 Flex)

$2,200

Meal Plan Options for 2020 High School Grads

19 Exchange Plan (Includes $400 FLEX)

$2,200

14 Exchange Plan (Includes $400 FLEX)

$1,775

Meal Plan Options for 2019 (or Earlier) High School Grads

19 Exchange Plan (Includes $400 FLEX)

$2,200

14 Exchange Plan (Includes $400 FLEX)

$1,775

7 Meal Plan + $400 Flex

$1,100

5 Meal Plan + $400 Flex

$950

$400 Flex

$400

  • Flex works like a pre-paid debit card with funds kept on the Lion Card. Flex may be used in campus dining areas.
  • Flex amount of $200 will automatically be added before the first class day; the remaining balance of $200 will be added after the 12th day of classes. FLEX expires at the end of each semester.
  • Taxes for meal plans are included.
  • Commuter meal plans are available. Learn more about these plans.

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Resources

Mail/Packages

Students wishing to receive mail/packages can purchase a PO Box from the A&M-Commerce Post Office located across from the Music Building and Memorial Stadium. Before going to the Post Office, the student will need to pick up a post office box residential verification form from their hall front desk. The cost is $60 per year or $30 for 6 months

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Residence Halls

Welcome Home

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..

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Residential Living and Learning :: Living Learning Communities

Living Learning Communities

LLCs are initiatives that combine academic learning communities with a residential component, allowing students to live and learn in a residence hall environment. This provides opportunities for learning to continue outside of the classroom. They are often partnerships between campus housing and academic or student services departments.

Benefits of Participating in a LLC

  • Extracurricular learning experiences
  • Relationships with faculty and staff
  • Increased GPA
  • Higher likelihood of graduation in four years

Explore Our LLCs

Academic LLCs

Academic LLCs offer students with the same academic interest and or specific topic areas to live together in a designated residence hall on campus. Academic LLCs are sponsored by an academic department and will have faculty and staff that will provide additional academic and or extra-curricular programming for participants.

Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM)

The STEM LLC provides an opportunity to live, study, and participate with a group of like-minded individuals who have similar educational and career goals. The STEM LLC is open to first year freshmen majoring in a degree within the College of Science & Engineering. This community is sponsored by the College of Science & Engineering.

To be part of the STEM Community:

  1. Apply for 2021-2022 housing
  2. Apply for the Living & Learning Community
  3. Be an incoming student majoring in a degree within the College of Science & Engineering

Location: Phase III

Contact: [email protected]

Studio 360 Early Childhood Education

A place for creating 360 teachers in a 180 world”. Students who a part of the Studio 360 Early Childhood Living and Learning Community will be EC3 (Prek-Grade 3) majors within the Curriculum and Instruction Department. This is a new degree that will begin in September of 2021. The Studio 360 Living Learning Community will serve as a means of attracting students to this new degree and helping them construct deeper insights and specialized skills for teaching in the Prek-Grade 3 age range. This community is sponsored by the department of Curriculum and Instruction.

To be part of the Studio 360 Community:

  1. Apply for 2021-2022 housing
  2. Apply for the Living & Learning Community
  3. Be an incoming student majoring in a degree within the Curriculum & Instruction department.

Contact: [email protected]

Women in Agriculture

Women in Agriculture is a space for women who are interested in and/or majoring in agricultural sciences including Animal Sciences, Plant Sciences, Food Studies, Equine Studies, Wildlife and Conservation, Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications, Livestock Show teams and Judging, Equine Team, Meat Judging, and Sigma Alpha. This community is sponsored by the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

To be part of the Women in Agriculture Community:

  1. Apply for 2021-2022 housing
  2. Apply for the Living & Learning Community
  3. Be an incoming student majoring in agricultural sciences

Contact: [email protected]

Interest or Themed LLCs

Interest or themed based LLCs offer students with the same interest such as community service or leadership to live together in a designated residence hall on campus. Interest or themed LLC provide participants with additional programing centered on their area of interest, and provide various opportunities to grow in those areas. These LLC are also sponsored by various departments including RLL.

Well Nation

Well Nation LLC promotes lifelong well-being by creating a community of students committed to living a balanced lifestyle. This well-being community will create opportunities to learn, grow, and develop every student in their personal wellness journey. Whether you are just starting to develop healthy habits or you want to maintain a well-being lifestyle, this LLC is for you! As you focus on your own physical and mental well-being, you will be prepared to succeed academically and become a leader among our peers. This community is sponsored by the department of Campus Recreation.

To be part of the Well Nation Community:

  1. Apply for 2021-2022 housing
  2. Apply for the Living & Learning Community
  3. Be an incoming student of any major

Contact: [email protected]

Gender Inclusive Housing

Gender Inclusive housing gives students the option of living together in a room/suite/apartment regardless of their biological sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Gender Inclusive housing would be a great option for those students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, queer, asexual, transgender, and or intersex, as well as committed allies. This community is sponsored by the department of Residential Living & Learning.
*Gender inclusive housing is not a LLC, but an option that students can opt into.

To be part of Gender Inclusive housing:

  1. Apply for 2021-2022 housing
  2. Apply for Gender Inclusive housing

Contact: [email protected]

Transfer House

The purpose of the Transfer House is to ease the transition of transfer students from another college environment to A&M-Commerce. Transfer House members will have added opportunities to engage with fellow transfer students and build community, enhanced access to engagement opportunities and academic resources, and will be provided incentives towards achieving academic excellence. This community is sponsored by the department of Residential Living & Learning.

To be part of transfer housing:

  1. Apply for 2021-2022 housing
  2. Email Residence Life

Contact: [email protected]

Affinity Groups

Affinity Groups are communities that are intended to meet a specific identity development. These groups provide students the opportunity to grow and develop an understating on how identity shapes their and others experiences.

African-American Male Mentorship Program

The African-American Male Mentorship Program strives to help young African American Males captivate their powers, understand their strengths, enhance their leadership skills, and inspire other young men on campus and in their community, while being consciously aware of whom they are as African American men and the knowledge they possess. This is accomplished through innovative and impactful programming that will assist in the overall academic, personal, and social development of participants, while encouraging them to develop leadership skills that will permit them the opportunity to become actively engaged and involved with their student experience contributing to their persistence and graduation to become make leaders of tomorrow. This community is sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Engagement &Leadership (IEL).

To be part of the AAMMP Community:

  1. Apply for 2021-2022 housing
  2. Apply for the Living & Learning Community
  3. Be an incoming student of any major

Contact: [email protected]

Latino American Mentorship Program

The Latino American Mentorship Program is an organization established in an effort to motivate Hispanic male students to graduate and provide service to the university and the community. This community is sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Engagement &Leadership (IEL).

To be part of the LAMP Community:

  1. Apply for 2021-2022 housing
  2. Apply for the Living & Learning Community
  3. Be an incoming student of any major

Contact: [email protected]

¡Mujeres de Accion!

The mission of the ¡Mujeres de Accion! LLC is to assist Latina women in reaching their personal and professional goals through education, leadership and mentorship. There is power in a name. Naming in the Hispanic culture is intentional and purposeful. The reason the community is name ¡Mujeres de Accion! Is because it means women of action. The women in this community will be action oriented to help their families, themselves and the TAMUC community. The purpose of this community is to empower and strengthen Latina female participants by building healthy relationships, engaging in community service, building career experiences, and accepting every woman for who they are.

To be part of the MDA Community:

  1. Apply for 2021-2022 housing
  2. Apply for the Living & Learning Community
  3. Be an incoming student of any major

Contact: [email protected]

Sista 2 Sista

The purpose of the Sista 2 Sista LLC community is to empower and strengthen black female participants by building healthy relationships, engaging in community service, building career experiences, and accepting every woman for who they are. Sista 2 Sista participants will actively engage in activities to aide in their successful transition to the TAMUC environment, academic excellence, and become productive citizens within their community.

To be part of the S2S Community:

  1. Apply for 2021-2022 housing
  2. Apply for the Living & Learning Community
  3. Be an incoming student of any major

Contact: [email protected]

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Residential Living and Learning :: Student Employment

Student Employment

Make an impact

As a student worker, you can have an impact on your peers’ on-campus experience in a variety of roles.

Resident Assistant (RA) – Use your creative and leadership skills to support your residents in their academic success and overall wellness as an RA. Apply between October 21-November 22.

Hall Desk Staff – Be the go-to person to connect residence with staff, help them check out equipment and solve problems, and assist the community director.

Summer Conference Assistant – Use your organizational skills to support the various summer camps happening on campus. Process begins early March.

Customer Service Assistant – Create a welcoming environment and assist students, parents and staff with questions and concerns.

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Meet our Department

Business Operations

Hall Operations

The Hall Operations Staff is located in the Halladay Student Services Building, Suite 103 during regular business hours.

Residence Education

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Residential Living and Learning :: FAQS copied not edited

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, mini-fridge, 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
West-Twin
F-Halls-Twin
Prairie Crossing-Full

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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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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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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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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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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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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. Once a student enters a housing contract during their first year, they may not complete the Commuter Request for their second year. The Commuter Authorization Request may be located in the myLeo housing portal under Other Apps.

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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 its student, the University requires that all single, beginning undergraduate students living on campus are required to purchase the 19 Convenience + $400 FLEX Meal Plan plan 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 are required to have a meal plan of their choosing. Meal plans are optional for other classifications. Meal plans are sold for the entire academic year, and are not transferable to another student.

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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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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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Residential Living and Learning :: Contact

Contact Us

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