Wait List

This information is intended to help future residents and their families understand how the wait list operates and how to proceed with a housing decision.

Housing at TAMU-CC is assigned on a first come, first served, space available basis.  Students are not required to live on campus.  Although over 2,800 students can live on-campus, it is not uncommon for a wait list to develop late in the spring semester for the upcoming fall semester. 

For up to date information about wait list status, please contact the community that you applied to or are interested in living at.

What should I do if I haven’t applied yet?

If you haven’t applied, go ahead and do so.  Don’t wait too long – conditions could change and it is better to have submitted your application just in case there is a sudden surge of applications. Housing typically receives an increased number of applications once Islander Launch session begin in early June. 

Factors affecting the wait list

  1. Payment deadlines – the August rent payment is due August 1.  If a student has decided to not attend TAMU-CC but has not canceled their lease, this deadline often reminds them to do so.  
  1. Gender. There are separate wait lists for females and males and lists move according to which gender cancels a room.  If a single occupancy room becomes available, the student with the earliest wait list date will be offered the room.

Overflow Housing

Overflow housing may become available at Miramar in Marina and Laguna Halls, residence hall buildings with suite floor plans (two bedrooms separated by a bathroom in the middle).  Normally, these bedrooms only house one student.  In overflow, one of the bedrooms houses two students while the other bedroom continues to house one student. 

If overflow housing becomes necessary, Miramar will contact students on the wait list at an appropriate time to offer this option.  

Here’s more about the overflow suites:

  1. In the shared bedroom, there is a trundle bed, which means there is a pull-out bed under the traditional bed. 
  2. Each student has their own closet in the bedroom.
  3. Each bedroom has a sink, countertop, and mirror.  
  4. Three students share one shower and toilet.  
  5. The two students sharing a bedroom get a discount on rent while sharing.
  6. It is possible for residents to remain in an overflow room for a few weeks or for most of the semester.  That’s hard to determine until the first week of school and even then, all we can do is give our best estimate.  We have always been able to move students into a permanent room by mid-December.