Frequently Asked Questions

Living On-Campus

Is living on campus required?

Beginning in Fall 2020, yes, living on-campus for two long semesters (fall/spring) is required for first year students.  Please visit the Residency Requirement page for more information.

All Islanders are encouraged to live on-campus because 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 room.  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 selected a room, 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 options available at the time.

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

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

Is Islander Housing co-ed?

Residence hall rooms and apartments with shared bathrooms are assigned as single sex units based on gender provided through the University's admission application.  There are no gender specific buildings or floors, so neighbors may be of any gender.  At Momentum Village, students can voluntarily opt into Gender Inclusive Housing (GIH), where residents in an apartment or townhome may be of any gender expression.  Gender Inclusive Housing is an option that is affirming and supportive of LGBTQ+, transponder, gender non-conforming, non-binary (TGNC) and ally students.  To obtain more information about GIH, please email MomentumVillage@americancampus.com

Is married or family student housing available?

Married students may live together in a 2 bedroom unit as long as each is an enrolled student.  Each person will have their own bedroom and lease.  Minor dependent children of students may not reside on-campus.

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 www.islanderhousing.com to learn more.  Meal plan cost is not included in housing cost.

*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 reduced or 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 electronics when not in use, etc.

Are meal plans offered at TAMUCC?

Yes, the University does offer meal plans.  Miramar residents are required to purchase a meal plan for the fall and spring semesters 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 a plan.  More information can be found on the Meal Plan website.  Meal plans are NOT included the housing cost and are added to a residents' SAIL (tuition & fees) account.

Is summer housing available?

Yes, summer housing is available.  Students wishing to live at Miramar during the summer will sign a summer lease.  Please contact Miramar for more information about summer housing options.

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.

Can PSA Students Live On-Campus?

Absolutely!  PSA students fall under the same residency requirement as other Islanders.  PSA students who will only attend TAMU-CC during Fall & Spring are encouraged to apply at Miramar because the lease is for Fall and Spring.  PSA students may apply at Momentum Village, but the lease will end on July 31.

Can transfer or graduate students live on-campus?

Absolutely!  Transfer and grad students are welcome to live at either of our communities.  Momentum Village does have a Grad Corner for graduate students, which is a set of 4 bedroom/4 bath apartments located in a quieter part of the community and adjacent to a study room.   

Are pets allowed to live with me?

Pets are only allowed at Momentum Village in certain buildings.  Islander Housing is allowing pets for the 2019-2020 academic year as a trial, so there's no guarantee it will continue after the trial year.  Pets are not allowed at Miramar.  The only exception is fish in a maximum 15 gallon tank.  Service and assistance animals are not considered pets and are permitted under specific circumstances.  Please contact the office for more information.

Can I move-in during the middle of the semester?

Yes, if there is an available room.  We understand that housing plans sometimes fall through or emergencies happen.  Simply contact us to ask about current availability. 

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 college students, but they are not affiliated with Islander Housing or TAMU-CC.  Our two exclusive housing communities are Miramar and Momentum Village.