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Housing Requirements & Exemptions

West Texas A&M University is committed to your success. We believe that living on campus plays a significant role in connecting you to the University experience while helping you reach your academic goals. Therefore, we have established a University housing requirement that reflects our philosophy.

 

Housing Agreement

The housing agreement is valid for one academic year (fall and spring), unless a student begins in the spring semester. The agreement cannot be canceled mid-year while the student is enrolled (part-time, online-only, or full-time).

Housing Requirement & Exemptions

EFFECTIVE FALL 2021

Full-time students (enrolled in 12 or more semester hours) under the age of 20 years (by the first class day) are required to live in University housing during the first two (2) years following their high school graduation.*

*Please note that this requirement is based upon high school graduation date, not academic standing based on credit hours.


The housing requirement applies to new, transfer, relocating, and re-enrolling students. Students who fail to comply with the housing requirement may have their registration denied or canceled, a hold placed on their student account, and housing charges posted to their account.

Housing exemptions are considered but rarely granted. Living with Parents is the most common exemption type; there are, however, other housing exemptions (see below) available for those who qualify.  All housing exemption requests are due by August 1. Students should not sign off-campus leases until they have been officially approved for an exemption.

 

Meal Plan Requirement

EFFECTIVE FALL 2021

Students residing on campus are required to purchase a University meal plan (Silver Meal Plan (160) minimum) during the first two (2) years following their high school graduation (based on the graduation date on file with the University).

*Please note that this requirement is based upon high school graduation date, not academic standing based on credit hours.


 

Meal Plan Changes

Meal plans may be changed without an exemption through the last class day of the first week of classes (each semester), assuming the student qualifies for the desired meal plan. If the student does not qualify for the desired meal plan, they must submit a request for Meals with Parents or another Meal Plan Exemption (see below); approvals are not guaranteed.

*Meal plans will not be changed after the last class day of the first week of classes.