The Island University Welcomed New, Returning Students to University Housing Move-In with Two New Residence Halls

August 25, 2014

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Students at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi moved into their new campus homes, including two newly-constructed residence halls, on Friday, Aug. 22, at the Camden Miramar Apartments and Residence Halls located on the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi campus.

 “I transferred from Lubbock Christian University because I’m majoring in Marine Biology, so I need to be close to the coast,” said AnnDee McVicker, a sophomore from Lubbock, Texas. “I chose Texas A&M-Corpus because it’s in the perfect location.”

Dr. Flavius Killebrew, President and CEO of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, and Dr. Donald Albrecht, Vice President for Student Engagement and Success, helped greet incoming students and their families outside of the Camden Miramar Recreation Center.

This year, Camden Miramar has added two new residence halls, Dolphin Hall and Compass Hall, providing a total of 150 new beds. With the addition of the new residence halls, Camden Miramar will now have 1,790 permanent beds on campus. Students living in the new residence halls will have their own individual room, bathroom, desk area, and living space.

The campus community and several Island University organizations such as Islander athletics, dance, Zeta Tau Alpha, and Aloha Days counselors helped students move into their new homes.

“I am excited and nervous for my first year,” said Antonio Alvarez, a freshman from Austin, Texas. “I don’t know what to expect, but I’m looking forward to experiencing new things and maybe finding myself.”