Frequently Asked Questions

Living On-Campus

Is living on campus required?

No, students are not required to live on campus.  However, research shows that students who live on campus for at least one year tend to have a higher GPA and graduate on time more so than students who do not live on campus.  Residents are more engaged with University activities and resources, which means they have a more enriching college experience.

Can I select my roommate(s) or a specific room? 

Yes, you can select your roommate(s) and/or through the online application and leasing portal as long as the roommate(s) are of the same gender.  Bedrooms in apartments and suites cannot be held for someone else.  If you want to live with a particular person, both students should apply and select rooms at or close to the same time. Once a student has signed a lease, management will not ask a student to change rooms based on roommate preference.

Applicants can also select the exact room they wish to live in, from the available options.

I don’t know anyone coming to TAMU-CC.  How can I find a roommate?

The online application and leasing portal allows housing applicants to search for a roommate(s) based on various factors of the applicant’s housing profile.  Applicants can send/respond to messages to/from potential roommates through the online portal.

Is Islander Housing co-ed?

The rooms themselves are not co-ed – students living together must be of the same gender.  The buildings are co-ed, so neighbors may be of any gender.

What’s included in my rent?

Rent at both Miramar and Momentum Village includes all utilities (electricity*, cable TV, high speed internet, water, trash, and sewer) plus laundry.  Additionally, all rooms are fully furnished.  Each bedroom has a bed, dresser, desk and closet.  Residence halls include a small refrigerator and microwave.  Apartments include a fully equipped kitchen with stove, oven, microwave, and refrigerator.  Residents also have use of lounges, study spaces, swimming pool, and recreation/multipurpose rooms. Each community has other perks available.  Please visit their websites to learn more: www.camdenmiramar.com and www.livemomentumvillage.com 

*Each Momentum Village resident has a $30-40 maximum per month on electricity, depending on room type.  Overages will be equally split between all roommates and billed each month, as needed.  Overages can be avoided by conserving energy usage in the unit, such as adjusting the thermostat during the day/when no one is home, turning off lights, unplugging appliances & electronics when not in use, etc.

Are meal plans offered at TAMUCC?

Yes, the University does have meal plans.  Miramar residents are required to purchase a meal plan each year and the type of plan required is based on what type of room you live in (apartment or residence hall).  Momentum Village residents have the option to purchase any of the commuter or residential meal plans, but are not required to purchase any plan.  More information can be found at http://mealplans.tamucc.edu

Is summer housing available?

Yes, summer housing is available.  Students wishing to live at Miramar during the summer need to sign a summer lease, which can be through either June or July.  It may be possible to stay during August as well, but please check with the Miramar Office to determine availability.

Momentum Village's lease ends on July 31 each year, so residents are already set for the summer.  Residents wishing to stay in their room during August must check with the Momentum Village Office in order to determine availability during this time.

Off Campus Housing

Does the university have any off-campus apartments?

The university does not manage or support any off-campus apartments.  Several local apartment companies target university students, but they are not affiliated with Islander Housing.  Our two exclusive housing communities are Miramar, located on the Island Campus, and Momentum Village, located on the Momentum Campus.