LIVING AT THE HEART OF THE AGGIE EXPERIENCE
Texas A&M’s wide variety of living options and amenities will make you feel right at home. Living on campus is convenient and has proven advantages — especially for new students — including higher GPAs, better retention and higher four-year graduation rates. And diversity is a priority at Texas A&M, where our living communities are welcoming, inclusive and focused on student engagement, learning and development.
STUDENT COMPUTING CENTER (SCC)
This open-access lab provides convenient computer access and classrooms for students, faculty and staff. The SCC Help Desk is staffed with knowledgeable student employees available to handle all your computing needs, including personal computer repair and maintenance.
Being an Aggie means you’re committed to life-long learning and Texas A&M’s five libraries will help you on your journey. Librarians are available to assist you in gathering materials, and you can edit videos or produce podcasts, check out free movies, audiobooks and music, or simply find a quiet space to study.
STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES
Student Health Services is an accredited ambulatory health center that promotes and maintains the health of Aggies at Texas A&M University. Through education, disease and injury prevention, and primary and ancillary medical services, the dedicated Student Health Services staff provides exceptional care so that Aggies are successful and healthy at Texas A&M University.
The Division of Student Affairs provides a multitude of campus health resources to ensure that Aggies are healthy when they’re away from home. Such resources include: Student Health Services (promotes and maintains the health of Aggies in a world-class facility), Student Counseling Service (provides crisis intervention, psychology and psychiatry services to students), and Disability Services (facilitates appropriate accommodations to empower students to be self-advocates).
From sandwich and coffee shops to all-you-can-eat buffets and fast food favorites, University Dining offers something for every taste. On- and off-campus students can choose from a variety of cost-saving and convenient meal plans or pay as you go. Storied landmark Sbisa Dining Hall is located on the site of the original campus mess hall, which was destroyed by fire in 1911; it can be found at the north end of the famed Military Walk.
Texas A&M has one of the nation’s largest campuses at over 5,200 acres, but getting around is not a problem, thanks to our Aggie Spirit buses, a fleet of 80 university-owned buses that travel more than 1.8 million miles each year. If you’ve got just a few minutes between classes but a long way to go, our on-campus buses are the quickest and most efficient way to get there.
STUDENT RECREATION CENTER
The Student Recreation Center offers everything Aggies need to live an active, healthy life. This world-class facility includes a 32,000-square-foot strength and conditioning room; indoor and outdoor pools; an indoor climbing tower and bouldering wall; multiple gymnasiums for basketball, volleyball, soccer, and badminton; handball/racquetball courts; an indoor jogging/walking track; an outdoor activity area; multi-purpose, activity, and fitness rooms; meeting and event spaces; and more. Texas A&M students may use the facility by presenting their student I.D.
In addition to drop-in recreation at the Student Recreation Center, Rec Sports offers additional activities such as intramural sports, sport clubs, group exercise classes, outdoor trips and clinics, aquatics classes, and more. Rec Sports is also the largest employer of students on campus!
Texas A&M is a leader in sustainability, both as an academic discipline and as a way of life on campus. You’ll find it easy to join this effort by using the recycling bins and water bottle refilling stations conveniently placed around campus. You can also participate in environmental initiatives such as Campus Sustainability Day and Aggie Replant. Texas A&M has been nationally recognized for its water and energy conservation efforts.
Texas A&M is known as one of the nation’s friendliest college campuses, but that doesn’t mean we don’t take your safety seriously. The Texas A&M University Police Department provides law enforcement and security services, and the Code Maroon emergency notification system will provide you with text, RSS, Twitter or email notifications in the event of a campus emergency. There are 145 emergency phones located throughout campus and members of the Corps of Cadets provide a free, 24-hour escort service.