Island University Welcomes more than 2,000 Resident Students during Move-In Day

Published: August 21, 2015

Island University Welcomes more than 2,000 Resident Students during Move-In Day

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – More than 2,000 students moved into their campus homes on Friday, Aug. 21 at the new Momentum Village, which is located on the Momentum Campus, and at the existing Camden Miramar residence halls and apartments on the main campus of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Both Momentum Village and Camden Miramar are at full capacity, with a total of 2,272 students.

Students were welcomed by Dr. Flavius Killebrew, President and CEO of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, and Dr. Donald Albrecht, Vice President for Student Engagement and Success.

“I enjoy helping students move in,” said Killebrew. “I’m excited to see the students and their families start this new phase of life.”

Camden Miramar can house 1,790 students. Last year, Camden Miramar added two new residence halls, Dolphin Hall and Compass Hall.

Momentum Village, which can house 472 students, is a four-story housing complex featuring fully-furnished townhomes and apartments, complete with a community computer lab, study room, and ready-to-use utilities. It’s also equipped with free Wi-Fi, modern kitchens, washers and dryers in each unit, a resort-style pool with hot tub, and 24-hour fitness center.

“We listened to students, to find out the kinds of amenities they wanted in their new residence halls, and we designed these halls to meet their needs,” said Killebrew.  “Students who live on campus tend to have higher grade point averages than those who live off campus. They also stay in school at much higher rates, so it’s an advantageous situation for everybody.”

Students living at Momentum Village may catch the Wave bus shuttle which operates exclusively between Momentum Campus and the Island Campus. American Campus Communities was the developer for this $26 million project, which broke ground in July 2014.

“Our First Year Islander numbers are more than 2,400 students for the fall, which is a record for the University and we continue to see increasing numbers of new students every year,” said Killebrew. “Move-in day is always an exciting time and I love helping these students out. It keeps me young.”