First Year Accommodations

Scrub Oak Hall

Housing for Orientation

“[The highlight of my Orientation was] getting to share a room with other students. It was a fun experience and helped us know what to expect this coming Fall quarter.”

-First-Year Orientation Participant

First-Year Orientation is a two-day overnight program! All registered participants are provided a room on campus giving them a chance to experience life in the residence halls. Past students have loved this opportunity to connect with other new Aggies, meet potential future roommates, and get a taste of college life.

No alterations to fees are offered based on the use of your residence hall space this policy includes athletes and those enrolled in summer sessions. The overnight experience will allow all students to take full advantage of Orientation activities and familiarize themselves with life in the residence halls.  Overnight participants in First-Year Orientation stay in the Tercero Area Residence Halls.

You will receive the key to your room at Orientation Check-In. Rooms will not be available prior to check-in.

Included with your Orientation room are:

  • Two towels
  • a washcloth
  • a pillow
  • a pillow case
  • a mattress pad, and
  • a blanket

The halls have traditional double- and triple- occupancy rooms. There are several shared restrooms on each floor and each floor has its own lounge area. Elevators, as well as stairwells, provide access to the four stories of each hall, while laundry rooms and kitchen facilities are located on the ground floor. Special accommodations can be requested as outlined on the registration page.

No roommate requests are accepted during Orientation. Students and Family Program participants who select Overnight Accommodations will be assigned separate housing accommodations in different buildings.

Check out Aggie Abodes to get a preview of life in the residence halls.

Dining at Orientation

During Orientation, guests eat in the Tercero Dining Commons. Information about Dining Services is available on the Dining Services website.

Students with special dietary concerns can discuss nutrition guidance, dining accessibility and accommodations with our Dietitian during Orientation by making an advanced appointment. Learn more about healthy eating options and find contact information by exploring the Dietitian Services site.