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Housing and Meal Requirements


All exemptions to the University housing requirement must be documented and approved by the Office of Residence Life.  Exemption forms are available below. Students must seek approval for the exemption each academic year while under the age of 21 or under the 60 total semester credit hour requirement.  Once students achieve 21 years of age or more than 60 semester credit hours, they are no longer required to file for an exemption to live off campus. 

Off-Campus Housing Exemption forms, and Meal Plan Exemption forms, are due:

  • Fall semester by July 1 
  • November 1 each year

Any submitted after this date may not be reviewed due to time constraints of the Exemption committee.  

All submitted forms will be sent to the Exemption Committee and will have an answer back to the student via AceMail by August 1st (Fall Semester) and December 15th (Spring Semester). It is advised that applicants submit a one-page letter to the committee explaining their reasoning for an exemption and any documentation to support the exemption, including but not limited to: medical statements, financial statements (without personal and account information listed), letters from current supervisors, etc. Any questions can be directed to the Residence Life Coordinator at housing@tamut.edu

Meal Plan Requirements

The University requires all students residing within Bringle Lake Village to purchase a meal plan.

*Students should not make arrangements to live off campus until approved by the Office of Residence Life.  Exemption processing takes a minimum of two (2) weeks, assuming adequate information is submitted. Students who are in a current housing contract, and choose to break the contract prior to completion, may be charged a fee up to 10% of the contract. 

*Students living off campus, without an approved exemption, will be held responsible for room and board charges.




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