Residency Requirement

TAMU-CC has a One-Year Residency Requirement!

TAMU-CC is committed to helping Islanders be successful in college! Because of this, most first-year students are required to live on campus for at least two semesters.

Students who live on campus are more likely to:

  • have a higher GPA
  • be more involved on-campus
  • use campus resources
  • graduate in less time
  • feel a sense of belonging that comes with living on campus

You are automatically exempt from this requirement and do not need to complete the Special Residency Requirement Exemption Form if

  • You graduated from high school more than twelve months of starting classes at the University; or
  • You will be aged 21 or older as of September 1; or
  • Your permanent address is inside of the following counties: Aransas, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Nueces, and San Patricio or inside the zip codes 78340 (Bayside) and 78393 (Woodsboro).

If you need to update your student information (permanent address, birthdate, etc.) you can do so here. Please note that students who fail to complete their housing leases or exemptions to the residency requirement approved prior to August 1st will have their fall class schedule deregistered. First-Year Islanders must live at either Miramar on the Island campus or Momentum Village on the Momentum campus. You can find out more information on both properties and submit a housing application here to choose a community and floor plan.