While many incoming students may choose to live on campus for the convenience of getting to class and making friends, thousands of new Aggies find their home away from home off campus. If you’re considering living off campus while attending classes at Texas A&M, here are a few tips and resources that can help streamline the process of finding and securing housing.
The Bryan/College Station community has plenty of student-friendly places to live. To begin your search, check out AggieSearch, our online database which lists a variety of off-campus properties. You can also use AggieSearch to find a roommate or list a sublease.
Off-Campus Survival Manual
TAMU’s Off-Campus Survival Manual can also aid in your search and lists local services, which are all free to use. Be sure to read through the manual to learn about what you need to know as you prepare to live off campus, as well as helpful tips to make your off-campus experience a great one!
Student Legal Services
If you are ready to sign a lease but have questions or want to better understand what the legal jargon means to you, Student Legal Services can help. Student Legal Services is happy to meet with you about any off-campus concerns or questions, including:
- Lease explanation
- Repair issues
- Getting your deposit back
- Moving out early
- Roommate mediation
- Just call 979-862-4502 to schedule an appointment.
It is recommended that you purchase renter’s insurance in order to protect yourself from liability. While most properties cover the physical dwelling, they do not cover your individual belongings. Renter’s insurance covers your valuables as well as any damage you may cause to the building, all for a minimal monthly or annual fee. Our office does not recommend particular insurance agencies, but we encourage you to search and choose one that provides the coverage to meet your particular needs.
Be a Good Neighbor
Moving to a new area can be challenging for new students! The City of College Station has provided helpful information to assist you in learning how to be a thriving community member. Use these tips to learn about College Station and how to be a good neighbor to make Aggieland your new home away from home.