Texas A&M University-Kingsville

University Housing and Residence Life

Undergraduate On-Campus Residence Requirement

The university requires all students with less than 30 completed semester credit hours (dual enrollment
hours are not to be considered because they were not received while living on campus) or under 20 years of age to reside in the university residence halls. Students under the required residence policy, however, will be automatically exempted if they live with a parent or legal guardian within a 50-mile radius of Kingsville which will be verified by the Department of Housing & Residence Life. All other students wishing to reside off campus who live outside the 50-mile radius must complete a Housing Exception Request Form. Submission of an exception form does not guarantee approval, so students are advised not to make other housing arrangements until approval is received. Registered students required to live on campus who do not receive approval for exceptions will be billed for on-campus housing.



Steps to request a waiver:

1. Complete the Housing Exception Request form at https://www.tamuk.edu/housing/Exception-Request.html

2. Requests for housing exceptions should be submitted prior to July 1st  for the Fall semester and December 1st for the Spring semester. All requests will be reviewed by Housing within 10 business days from their receipt. At the students discretion, requests that have been denied may be appealed to University Housing & Residence Life and will be forwarded to the Assistant Vice - President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students. 

3. Until an e-mail notice is received confirming exception from the requirement, students who request exceptions to the policy should not make arrangements to reside off campus.