"name": "Z Islander",
"telephone": "(979) 289-1528",
"streetAddress": "3803 Wellborn Road",
What is Z Islander?
It’s a top-quality Bryan-College Station apartment community designed especially with Texas A&M University students in mind. Z Islander features a variety of spacious, furnished apartments plus a full set of community features such as a resort-style pool, basketball and sand volleyball courts, community clubhouse, private study rooms, dog park and more.
Is Z Islander part of Texas A&M?
No. Z Islander is a privately owned and professionally managed community. Click here for more information about the management and ownership.
Can I live with friends, or can you match me with roommates?
You can select your roommate(s), or you can apply on your own and we can match you with other students. Applicants answer a short list of lifestyle questions to help in the matching process.
What are per-person contracts?
Instead of requiring all roommates to sign a joint lease, each person at Z Islander has their own individual contract, with one person per bedroom. This means you are only responsible for paying for yourself — not your roommates. Even if a roommate moves out or other bedrooms in your apartment are empty, you only pay the rate for your bedroom.
What is included in the rate?
Each resident at Z Islander pays a flat rate that includes:
- High-speed internet
- Front-door trash pickup (fee required)
- In-unit laundry
- Community features – study room, fitness center, etc.
What size are the apartments?
The spacious accommodations at Z Islander include studio, 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom apartments, with a private bedroom-bathroom suite for each resident.
Are the apartments furnished?
Yes, all apartments at Z Islander have a furniture package that includes a full-size bed, desk and chair, nightstand and dresser drawers in each bedroom. The living area includes a sofa, chair, coffee table, entertainment stand and barstools. To see a sample of the furniture and other finishes, please visit our model apartment.
When do the contracts start and end?
The standard term is August 16, 2024 to July 24, 2025, with payments made in 12 equal installments. Limited alternate dates are available; please inquire with our staff. Click here for a sample agreement.
Is a co-signer or financial guaranty required?
Within 7 days after a Housing Agreement is signed, each resident is required to do one of two things: provide a qualifying guarantor (often a parent), or pre-pay the final 2 installments.
Can I pay by credit card?
Yes. Residents can pay online 24 hours per day, by credit card or ACH electronic checking. Z Islander also offers automatic payment by either credit card or checking account — just fill out one page, one time and payments will be made automatically. Convenience fees apply for credit card and debit card payments.
Will my financial aid cover charges at Z Islander?
Your living costs at Z Islander can be covered by financial aid, just like on-campus housing. Any available financial aid funds, after university charges are satisfied, are released to the student for non-institutional expenses, such as off-campus housing. These funds can be used to pay charges at Z Islander. Normal payment deadlines will continue to apply.
Is Z Islander open to non-students?
Nearly all the residents at Z Islander are students at Texas A&M University or Blinn College and the per-person contracts are also designed with students in mind. Residents/families with children are welcome. There is no extra cost for minor children in the care of adult residents, other than regular charges for each bedroom space selected by the resident. A minor occupying a bedroom space rented by a parent, guardian or person with legal custody is not considered a breach of the Housing Agreement or a violation of the rules. Z Islander is an Equal Opportunity housing provider and welcomes applications from non-students. In order to match student roommates in shared apartments, we will request roommate consent for any non-student occupants.
What kind of safety and security are provided?
Z Islander has a monitored fire-sprinkler system, along with individually locking bedroom doors. Community courtesy patrols are provided at select times. Management staff are also available 24×7 and can be reached by a 24-hour phone number.
What are the policies on pets, smoking and guests?
Z Islander is a pet-friendly community, subject to limits on animals and breeds. The community is smoke-free in all indoor and adjacent spaces. Guests are welcome at all times, subject to the consent of roommates and security considerations. Overnight guests are welcome, with limits on the number of days and guests.
Can I park my vehicle at Z Islander?
Z Islander offers free on-site parking for residents and guests, as well as optional reserved parking for an additional cost.
What other transportation options will I have?
The TAMU off-campus shuttle bus service stops right in front of the community and runs to campus, weekdays from 6am to 8pm when class is in session.
Can I see a model apartment?
You can request an appointment for a personal tour, or just stop by to see us and we’ll be happy to show you the community.