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Residency Requirement

One-Year Residency Requirement

TAMU-CC is committed to helping Islanders be successful in college! First-year students are required to live on-campus for two semesters (i.e. fall & spring) so they will be more likely to:

  • have a higher GPA
  • be more involved on-campus & use campus resources
  • graduate in less time

The requirement only applies to first-year undergraduate students: 

  1. Who have graduated from high school within the 12 months prior to starting classes at the University; and
  2. Who are enrolled in 12 or more hours; and
  3. Who will be aged 20 or younger as of September 1; and
  4. Who have a permanent address outside of the following counties: Aransas, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Nueces, and San Patricio and outside the zip codes 78340 (Bayside) and 78393 (Woodsboro).
  5. This policy also applies to Study Group ISC/Pathways and international students.
  6. Students who are married are exempt (be sure your student account reflects your marital status).

First-Year Islanders must live at either Miramar or Momentum Village. Submit a housing application on to choose a community and floor plan.

If the student’s information (permanent address or birth date) is incorrect in university records, it is the student’s responsibility to correct that data through before they may register for New Student Orientation (Islander Launch).


Exemptions are considered only under certain circumstances.  Living with approved family is most common, but there are other types as well. To request special exemption for the 2020-2021 Academic year, please visit the link below. 

Residency Exemption

If you are requesting an exemption because you will live with an approved family member, then please complete and upload the following affidavit.

Living with Family Affidavit

Review of complete exemption requests may take up to 15 business days once all required information is received.

Plan Ahead

Students will not be allowed to register for New Student Orientation (Islander Launch) or classes until on-campus housing, or an approved exemption, is finalized.

Students should not sign an off-campus lease unless they have received approval from Islander Housing to live off-campus.