In addition to attending your New Student Conference, there are a few other “to-do’s” that you need to consider as you prepare to make the transition to Texas A&M. Many of these “to-dos” can and should be done BEFORE your New Student Conference, particularly if you are registered for a later NSC.
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Now that you have been admitted to Texas A&M, where you choose to live is next among the most important decisions to make in your college life. National studies, as well as data compiled by Texas A&M,Â clearly indicate the direct benefits of first-year students living on-campus:Â academic success (better grades/higher on-time graduation rates), social and personal development and higher levels of campus engagement. Texas A&M is committed to making on-campus housing a priority for incoming freshmen and will do its best to accommodate as many new students as possible.Â The sooner you apply for on-campus housing the better your opportunity of getting one of your top choices.Â You are strongly encouraged to apply immediately because assignments will be made on a first-come, first-served basisâ€”and space will likely be limited, visit http://reslife.tamu.edu/ then click on â€śApply for Housing.â€ť
Thinking about living off campus? If so, Off Campus Student Services (OCSS) in the Offices of the Dean of Student Life serves as a resource center for the over 38,000 off campus students at Texas A&M.
One of the officeâ€™s services is AGGIE SEARCH, a web database to search for roommates and housing options, available online at aggiesearch.tamu.edu. OCSSÂ also publishes the â€śOff Campus Housing Survival Manual,â€ť which lists apartments, amenities, and tips for a successful off campus living experience. Staff members are also available to help students with leasing questions or issues that arise with off campus living. For more information, attend the Off Campus Housing Session during your New Student Conference and visit studentlife.tamu.edu/agoss.
The ability to park on campus is a great service provided to you as a student. It is important to remember that all vehicles parked on the Texas A&M University Campus are required to have a parking permit, unless they are parked in a pay visitor area. If you would like to purchase a permit, log in to your account on the Transportation Services web site at transport.tamu.edu/account and click Purchase Permit. The costs of the permits vary and are designated on a lot specific basis. Online registration begins in AprilÂ and ends early July. On-Campus Residents: If you register for parking prior to receiving your housing assignment, you will have an opportunity to make final changes to your parking request (to match your housing assignment) in July. Reminder communications will be sent.
Also, the University operates an extensive on and off campus transit system that can be used fare-free. For more information about transportation services go to transport.tamu.edu.
- What is a Sports Pass?Â As a current student, a Sports Pass is your gateway to all Texas A&M Athletic events. With just one card, you can have access to every home event during the school year. A Sports Pass purchased to gain admission into regular season varsity sporting events including football, basketball, soccer, volleyball, track, baseball, softball, and tennis.
- What are the Sports Pass options?Â Options for 2017-2018 will be announced lateÂ Spring. For students entering January 2017, attendance at sporting events is done event by event, there is not a collective sports pass.
- When can I register for a Sports Pass? Incoming and new students may begin registering for sports options late May. You do NOT need to wait until your New Student Conference to register, but can pick up at the NSC. Sports Cards may be picked up once you have registered for an option AND obtained your Student ID. Please be aware that Sports Passes have historically sold-out and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Where will my Sports Pass be billed? Sports options will be billed with tuition in August.
Please visit mysportspass.tamu.edu for up to date information and to register for a sports option.
Aggie Transition Camps is excited to welcome incoming transfer students to Texas A&M through our optional, student run extended orientation program opportunities. These programs are designed to help students transition into the Aggie family, learn about the Universityâ€™s many traditions, and most importantly, build lasting friendships. Transfer Camp (T-Camp) is a 3-day, 2-night extended orientation program for transfer students entering in the fall semester. The student-run camp experience introduces campers to the many opportunities and longstanding traditions that exist at Texas A&M. Campers will leave with a newly ignited Aggie spirit and the tools necessary to make a successful transition to Texas A&M University.
When:Â Dates TBD
For more information or to register for T-Camp, contact ATC at 979-862-1785 or visit t-camp.tamu.edu.
Howdy-Camp (All students entering Spring 2017)
Aggie Transition Camps (ATC) welcomes all Spring incoming students to Texas A&M through anÂ optional, student run extended orientation program, Howdy Camp. Howdy CampÂ is a 3-day, 2-night extended orientation program designed to help students transition into the Aggie family, learn about the Universityâ€™s many traditions, and most importantly, build lasting friendships.
When: January 7-9, 2017
For more information or to register for Howdy Camp, contact ATC at 979-862-1785 or visitÂ atc.tamu.edu