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.

Aggie Dining

Students can 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. There are three types of Meal Plans to choose from: The All Access Plan, Block Plans, and Dining Dollar Only plans.

On-Campus “New First Time Freshmen” (regardless of the number of college credit hours) living in the residence halls or the White Creek Apartments are required to have a minimum Meal Plan for the Fall and the Spring semesters (or remainder of the year for those that apply for housing after the beginning of the Fall semester.).

All Corps of Cadets members are required to have a minimum 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 https://dineoncampus.com/tamu/.

There are three parts to a Meal Plan – Meal Swipes, Retail Swipes, and Dining Dollars

  • 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! All Access Plans have an unlimited number of Meal Swipes per semester (must wait 30 minutes between swipes). Block Plans have a preset amount of Meal Swipes for the semester. Meal Swipes can also be converted into a “Retail Swipe” (see below). All Meal Swipes expire at the end of each semester and do not roll over to the following semester.
  • Retail Swipes
    • Retail Swipes are Meal Swipes that are used at select retail locations on campus such as Chick-fil-A or Panda Express. Students on the Al Access Plan are allowed 5 Retail Swipes per week with no day limit (must wait 30 minutes between Meal Swipes/Retail Swipes). Students on a Block Plan are allowed 1 Retail Swipe per day, which is deducted from their Meal Swipe total. Retail Swipes allow students to get whatever they like off of the menu up to $8. Balances over $8 can be paid for using Dining Dollars, Debit, or Credit.
  • 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, etc.). Dining Dollars cannot 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. Dining Dollars automatically roll over from the Fall to the Spring Semester. All Dining Dollars expire at the end of the Spring semester and do not roll over to the Summer or Fall. Dining Dollars can be added at a minimum of $50 at any time in the semester.

General Dining Information

  • More information about Meal Plans/Dining can be found at https://dineoncampus.com/tamu/.
  • All Meal Plans are loaded onto the Student ID to make access and use easy. Students must have their Aggie ID to utilize their Meal Plan
  • 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. For questions about billing, email dining@tamu.edu.
  • Meal Plans can be upgraded/downgraded up to specific deadlines during the semester. These deadlines are available at https://dineoncampus.com/tamu/.
  • Students can use their Retail Swipes and Dining Dollars on the Transact Mobile Ordering app to order food ahead of time at locations such as Houston Street Subs. More information can be found at https://dineoncampus.com/tamu/.


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.