CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas –The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Move-In Days were a landmark of more than 2,500 students, and for many, it is the first time they are living away from home. This was also a big occasion for the Island University staff who, post Hurricane Harvey, had student safety as a top priority. After a full assessment and safe re-opening of the campus residences, the new and returning students moved into their residence halls, apartments and townhomes from Sept. 2-4, to officially begin their academic journey at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.
“This is my first time living on campus. I’m looking forward to meeting new friends, making memories and to get used to the college lifestyle,” said Chloe Horner Martinez, a freshman in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. “The Island University has a good location and I like its tropical vibe. I feel I can fit perfectly here and do well in my first semester.”
Before Move-In Day, housing staff conducted a full, in-depth inspection of all buildings, including rooms and common areas. The objective was to ensure the well-being of the students and to minimize the impact of the weather condition effects on Islanders academic success.
“We are so excited to welcome everyone home at Miramar and Momentum Village,” said Stephanie Box, who works at University Housing Office. “I’ve spoken with many students and family members that shared how smoothly move-in days went and how happy they are to finally be at the Island University. I’m proud of everything the staff accomplished to prepare for move-in days and we are looking forward to a great year with our residents.”
First-year Island University students moved into their residence halls and apartments at Miramar, located at the main University campus. Miramar offers 1,790 permanent beds and a fully-furnished recreation center. Additionally, Momentum Village opened the doors of its newly-constructed Phase II apartments and townhomes. This adds 560 new beds for students, increasing the total number of residents in the entire Momentum Village complex to 1,042 students.
“Momentum Village Phase II looks great,” said Dylan Huston, a senior in the Department of Communication and Media at A&M-Corpus Christi. “It has a lot of facilities to do different activities. The ping pong and sand volleyball are my favorites. I’m looking forward to making new friends in my first semester living at Momentum Village.”
Islander students living in on-campus housing have the advantages of quick and easy access to the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi campuses, secure facilities and professional and student staff support. In addition, transportation services to the Island Campus are available for students living at Momentum Village. Students can catch the free Momentum bus shuttle, which operates Monday through Friday exclusively between the Momentum and Island campus.
“The Island University is a wonderful place to be and is not too far from my home,” said Isela Martinez, a freshman in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. “It has a beautiful community and a good nursing program; those are the reasons why I chose it.”