TAMIU Student Housing at Capacity

On-campus housing at Texas A&M International University has reached capacity, and Fall 2003 students who have not completed leases and submitted deposits are now being placed on a waiting list.

University officials say there is still hope for late housing applicants as TAMIU's on campus housing, University Village, usually receives cancellations even after the first day of class. In addition, the University is continuing to help students to identify other housing availabilities in the city.

Dr. Tom Corti, dean of Student Services, said the 250-bed University Village has proven popular for both local and out-of-town students.

"It's a great facility, and has proven popular with our local and out-of-town students. We have identified other housing opportunities and will be able to provide housing leads and other opportunities for students here in the community. Listings are available at our Office of Student Development and in the University Village Management Office," he explained.

Corti said that the housing crunch is indicative of the University's growth and popularity as a regional University of choice and bodes well for its planned construction of additional on-campus housing.

"We're planning an August groundbreaking for our new residential learning community, which will be located on the east side of the campus. We have an aggressive construction schedule and project an opening in May of 2004," he said.

The new complex is slated to have 428 beds including special amenities such as a community center with big screen TV, a large pool, lit sand volleyball and basketball courts, a fitness center, a multi-purpose meeting/classroom, computer lab and study/TV lounges on each floor with full kitchens.

For additional information, please contact University Village at 326.0160 or the Office of Student Development at 326.2281.

With State budget cuts, the University is observing a four-day, 10-hour a day schedule this summer with office hours from 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Offices are closed Fridays.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Affairs and Information Services at pais@tamiu.edu