Residential Living

Coming Fall 2023

We are excited to announce some new initiatives to better assist our students academically and with their overall success! 

Beginning Fall 2023, our housing spaces will be available to students based on their classification (freshman, sophomores, juniors, seniors, etc.). 

Additionally, all first year students will be encouraged to live with their meta major. Meta majors are a cluster of like majors and/or academic course work. With this set up, Residential Living along with campus partners, will be better suited to meet student’s unique academic and social needs.  

We are excited to work with our campus partners to better target and meet the needs of students living on campus!   

Life on Campus

Living on campus is truly a unique experience. Students have the opportunity to be actively involved in their education and develop lifelong friendships.  National research shows that college students who live on campus:

  • earn higher grade point averages
  • are more likely to graduate in four years
  • have a higher retention rate than those living off campus
  • are more satisfied with their overall college experience
Students jumping.

Residential Learning Communities

West Texas A&M University provides residential experiences commonly referred to as Residential Learning Communities (RLCs). RLCs are residential clusterings of students who share academic or social and cultural interests.

Residents in our RLCs benefit from additional resources, support, and enhanced activities centered around a specific focus in order to elevate their WTAMU experience.

The philosophy underlying residential learning communities is grounded in the belief that learning is an active and dynamic process that occurs both inside and outside the classroom and is a process in which students use a number of frameworks and modalities to learn. On-campus living spaces provide an ideal learning environment as most students spend more collective hours in their living environment than any other location on campus, including the classroom.

These RLC experiences are lived through becoming an active member of a unique and transformative community, where students seeking similar academic goals or personal interests can live, learn, and grow together. Explore our four communities below.

Deciding and Designing  
First Gen to First Grad  
Be the Difference  
Local Adventures  
Important Dates

Review the calendar for important upcoming dates

students moving in