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 or full-time).

Housing Requirement & Exemptions

Full-time students (enrolled in 12 or more hours) under the age of 21 years (by the first class day) are required to live in University housing if they: 

  • Have not lived on-campus for at least four (4) long semesters (fall/spring), or
  • Have completed fewer than 60 post-high school credit hours* by the first day of class.

*College credit hours earned while attending high school (dual credit courses, advanced placement, CLEP, etc.) are not considered.

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 available for those who qualify.  All housing exemption requests are due by August 1.


Meal Plan Requirement

Students residing on campus are required to purchase a meal plan (Silver Meal Plan (175) minimum) if, prior to the first class day, he/she meets one of the following criteria:

  • Under the age of 21
  • Less than 60 credit hours (earned after high school graduation)


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; approvals are not guaranteed.

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