Frequently Asked Questions
Are the rooms air-conditioned?
All rooms on campus are air-conditioned. Each unit has a thermostat that regulates the tempurature in all rooms of the suite (one thermostat controls all rooms)
Are the floors and halls co-ed?
All buildings are co-ed, usually with adjacent suites alternating between men and women.
Are there places to secure bicycles?
There are bicycle racks located in various locations both in the residential areas and near the academic buildings for students to secure their bikes. Students may not store their bikes on balconys, staircases or in student rooms. Residents and are encouraged to still lock their bike to avoid possible theft.
How far are the dining locations and classrooms?
The campus is built in an open, pedestrian friendly, and park-like setting. Walking is definitely the preferred mode of transportation because parking is tight and the walk is short- no walk on campus should take more than fifteen minutes. Dusty's Diner is located in the Student Center.
Is smoking permitted in the residence halls?
All student rooms and public areas in the residences are designated as non-smoking areas.
What is the alcohol policy?
No one under the age of 21 may consume alcohol. Those who are 21 and over may have beer and wine at University Village, no other alcohol is allowed in the residences. The Residential Learning Community is an alcohol free living facility, regardless of age. Students found in violation of the alcohol policies will be held accountable throught the housing conduct process.
Are microwaves permitted?
Every residence hall room is equipped with a Microfridge unit (microwave, freezer, refrigerator). University Village units are equipped with full kitchens and appliances. Additional microwaves and refrigerators are not permitted.
Is the meal plan required?
Yes, all Residential Learning Community students are required to carry, the university board plan. There are three options in this plan to fit students meal requirements.
How many upper classmen live on campus?
About 50% of our residents are returning students.
When students leave for breaks, do they need to move out their belongings or turn in their keys?
Students will not be required to move their belongings out. Students are required to turn in their key for breaks when the housing facilities are officially closed.
Are the rooms carpeted?
All students' bedrooms are carpeted.
Is storage available?
On campus storage is not available, but there are many public storage companies located around Laredo for all needs and budgets.
Can students nail things to the walls?
We prefer students not nail things to the walls. Hooks, etc. with adhesive that does not damage paint may be used in student rooms. Room damages are charged to residents at the end of each year.
Are telephones provided?
No, telephone service is not supported in student rooms.
Are the rooms networked?
All rooms are equipped for immediate network access. The clubhouses also have wireless access to the TAMIU residential network.
Is cable television available?
Cable television is provided in every room.
Is there a laundry or linen service?
No service is provided, however each facility has laundry facilities available for students to use.
The cost is $1.25 per load for the washers and $1.00 for dryers on campus.
Is there a curfew?
Students do not have a curfew.
What items are permitted on UV balconies?
No items are allowed to be stored on balconys or walkways
Where do students pick up their mail?
All residents have mailboxes in their respective clubhouse.
Go our Rules & Community Standards and Residence Life sections for detailed information about rules and regulations in the campus residences.
Texas A&M International University and the Office of Housing & Residence Life are not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged property.
While most resident student possessions are covered by the parents homeowners insurance plans, National Student Services, Inc. offers a low premium/low deductible option that is often attractive to families (link includes audio).
We highly encourage all residents and their parents to consult with insurance professionals to make educated decisions about coverages and items covered.