Optional Campus Services

Athletic Events

Sports Pass are available for purchase. For more information, please visit https://www.12thmanfoundation.com/tickets/student-tickets/index.html.

Campus Dining

Students have the opportunity to select a Meal Plan that fits their individual needs. Meal Plans are designed to be flexible for an array of lifestyles and appetites. Smaller plans are available for Non-Corps Upperclassmen and Off Campus students.

On-Campus “New First Time Freshmen” (regardless of the number of college credit hours) are required to have a minimum Block Meal Plan for the full academic year (or remainder of the year for those that apply for housing after the beginning of the Fall semester.) White Creek Apartment Freshmen are required to have a minimum Block Plan or the White Creek Apartment Dining Dollar Plan.

All Corps of Cadets members are required to have a minimum Block Meal Plan as designated by the Office of the Commandant in order to meet requirements of mandatory March-In Meals with the Corps. March-In Meals are automatically deducted at the beginning of each semester from meal plans.

Non-Corps Upperclassmen and Off-Campus students are not required to purchase a Meal Plan, but the option is available to them to aid in budgeting and provide dining discounts.

To learn about Meal Plan requirements/options, visit dining.tamu.edu.

There are two types of Meal Plans: Block Plans (include Meal Swipes and Dining Dollars) and Dining Dollar Only Plans.

Meal Swipes: used at the 3 all-you-care-to-eat Dining Halls on campus. One “Swipe” at the front register grants access to the entire buffet! Meal Swipes can also be converted into a “Retail Swipe” once per day. Retail Swipes allow students to get whatever they like off of the menu at select retail locations (such as Chick-fil-A) for up to $7.50. This adds flexibility and variety, however for the best value, we encourage students to use a majority of their Meal Swipes at the dining halls.

Dining Dollars: A dollar-for-dollar currency located on the Aggie ID and accepted at all dining locations on campus, including the Aggie Express convenience stores, Starbucks, and Food Trucks. Dining Dollars are not accepted at the Barnes and Noble Café in the MSC. Dining Dollars are only accepted on campus, assuring parents/guardians that this money is spent only on food, beverages, and other important supplies (such as toiletries, scantrons, Advil, etc.) Dining Dollars can not be overdrawn and can be refilled at any time.

Each purchase is automatically deducted from the account and can be tracked at mealplans.tamu.edu. All Meal Swipes expire at the end of every semester. Dining Dollars roll over from the Fall to the Spring Semester with the purchase of a Spring Meal Plan. Dining Dollar Only Plans will automatically roll over to the Spring semester without the purchase of a new plan. All Meal Swipes and Dining Dollars expire at the end of the Spring semester and do not roll over to the Summer or Fall. We recommend students select a plan that best fits their dining habits. Downgrade/Upgrade deadlines can be found at our website. Dining Dollars can be added in increments of $25 at any time.

All Dining Plans are loaded onto the Student ID to make access and use easy. Fees for the selected Meal Plan will be added to the student’s Texas A&M University student fee, and are separate from housing fees. Any plan purchases or additions made after the ninth week of class cannot be charged to the student’s account and must be paid via credit card. For questions about billing, email dining@tamu.edu.

For questions about meal plans/campus dining, visit dining.tamu.edu, email us at dining@tamu.edu, or message us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter: @AggieDining.


Housing in residence halls may not be an option for graduate students except during summer school.  Graduate students are encouraged to live in our Gardens Apartments. For more information, please visit http://reslife.tamu.edu/apartments.

For more information please contact:

University Apartments
Department of Residence Life
Texas A&M University
3365 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3365
(979) 845-2261
Fax (979) 862-2605

For summer school housing please contact:

Housing Assignments Office
Department of Residence Life
Texas A&M University
1258 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-1258
(979) 862-4744 or 1-888-451-3896
Fax (979) 862-3122

Residence Hall and University Apartments Application Fee

A $75 application fee is required to complete the housing application and sign a contract for the residence halls and university apartments.  This application fee is non-refundable, once paid.  Please refer to the housing contract for cancellation deadlines.

Installment Payment Option

A student who chooses to pay using the installment plan pays an installment payment service charge. This charge is non-refundable. You may add the installment plan by selecting the installment option through the online registration system at https://howdy.tamu.edu.

Parking Assignments

Vehicles parked on the Texas A&M University campus are required to have a valid parking assignment (virtual permit) or pay by the hour to park in designated visitor areas. Costs of virtual permits are prorated and subject to change. 

For more information or to purchase parking, visit transport.tamu.edu/permitreg.

Surface Lot $359
Night Permit (only valid 5 p.m. - 6 a.m.) $144
Night+ (includes garage access to UCG, CCG, SBG or PRG 5 p.m. - 6 a.m. Garage assignments will be determined at the time of purchase) $232
Garage Non-Reserved Space (Polo Rd. Garage is $679) $579
Motorcycle Permit - including mopeds and scooters $170

Student Directory

The cost is $4.00 and includes sales tax.


The cost is $81.19 including shipping and sales tax.

Greek Dues Fee

This $25 due fee provides members of fraternities and sororities with a sustainable advising and programming model to create a membership experience that is congruent with both the university’s and the organizations’ mission, purpose and values.

Musical Activities Performance Fee

The $100 Musical Activities Facility Performance Fee is a per semester fee that is charged to each participant in a Music Activities affiliated vocal or instrumental program and supports programming, performance, and operational costs. This charge is not Title IV eligible.