During your New Student Conference you will attend programs that have been designed especially for you; to provide you with the information you need in order to make a successful transition to Texas A&M University.
Programs have also been created with your family members and guests in mind. Resources and services shared during these sessions allows participants to have information they need to be a resource for you as you transition to Texas A&M University.
These are the programs offered during the Summer Freshman New Student Conferences. Due to limited time availability, some of these programs may not be offered during our January conferences.
Pre-Conference Day & Evening Social with the Orientation Leaders
There is not a pre-conference day for January NSCs.
We encourage you to arrive on the day prior to your New Student Conference, what we refer to as the Pre-Conference Day. For example, if you are registered for the May 22-23 conference, your Pre-Conference Day will take place on May 21. Arriving early allows you to begin checking off many of the “to-dos” that you must accomplish while on campus.
Evening Social & Early Check-in
Our Orientation Leaders invite you and your family to join them at the Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center, home of The Association of Former Students, for light refreshments as you explore the various exhibits, enjoy some outdoor activities, try on an Aggie Ring, and ask any questions that you may have. While at the social, you will have the opportunity to check-in early for the conference. At Check-In you will receive all of your orientation materials, including a new student folder and official schedule. *Please note: If you attend the Pre-Conference Check-in and have any registration holds present on your account, you may still need to go to Day 1 Conference Check-In to remove those holds.
Conference Day 1
All students must officially check-in for their New Student Conference. At Check-In you will receive all of your orientation materials, including a new student folder and official schedule. At check-in you will also have the opportunity to buy an official class T-shirtÂ and clear any holds you may have on your account.
Orientation Leaders will conduct tours of the inner campus which will last approximately 45 minutes. You will be better acquainted with the campus, particularly those areas used for conference events, as well as the unique history and traditions of Texas A&M.
Alternative Campus Tours
Available for students or family members who would prefer a virtual tour experience. Video loops every 40 minutes.
More than 30 offices and services from the University community are represented. Gather materials and ask questions at your leisure.
Veteran Services Session
Learn how to get the most out of your military educational benefits. Get connected with the Aggie veteran community and both campus veteran offices. This session is mandatory for veterans; highly suggested for military dependents.
Professional School Advising Session
Hosted by the Office of Professional School Advising, this program is important for students intending to pursue careers in medicine, dentistry, allied health, veterinary medicine or law and planning to pursue professional school credentials.
Secondary Teacher Certification
For students interested in pursuing Secondary (grades 8-12) teacher certification. This session will explore the certification program options available thru the College of Education and Human Development, especially Math, Science, Language Arts, and Social Studies.
Career Center Introduction
Designed to introduce you to the services and resources of the Career Center and plan activities that will improve future employment options.
As a transfer student to Texas A&M, you CAN study abroad! This session presents information on high impact international educational opportunities and funding resources. For more information please visit: http://studyabroad.tamu.edu.
This mandatory opening session is your formal welcome to the Aggie Family!
Joining a Community of Scholars
This session will provide you with important information about the opportunities, rights and responsibilities as a new member of Texas A&Mâ€™s Community of Scholars.
Campus Services & Safety Session (Student & Families)
This mandatory meeting will provide you with information about the support services offered to you such as transportation, dining and computing. You will also receive important information regarding campus safety and emergency preparedness.
Keys to Financial Matters
Staff will discuss tuition and fees, how to pay your bill, deadlines and financial resources including scholarships, grants, and loans.
Network with other new Aggies and Orientation Leaders, learn about resources for our Transfer Aggies, and participate in Yell Practice. Lunch is free for transfer students. A panel of current students will also host a Q&A session to address any questions or concerns. RSVP in advance at http://newaggie.tamu.edu/studentluncheon. A small number of tickets will be available at the Help Desk prior to the luncheon.
Meet other Aggie families, hear from Traditions Council and Aggie Moms, and learn about how you can support your student! The cost of this lunch is included in the family member registration charge.
Off-Campus Housing Session
Learn about special services for off campus students including: roommate referrals; AggieSearch (a web-based roommate and housing locator); general rental information; Texas Lease Laws; community information, and getting involved as an off campus student.
Corps of Cadets Orientation & Registration
Register for the Corps of Cadets and participate in an orientation session for parents and students. Session includes information on Corps housing, uniforms, meal plans, unit assignments, ROTC enrollment and Cadet Scholarships.
Non-Traditional Student Resources
Are you married, have children or older than the traditional college age? Join us as we review the common needs for adult students at A&M.
Campus SaVE Training
This mandatory session will focus on Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 with special emphasis on our studentsâ€™ rights and available resources.
Students will receive critical information regarding academic policies and receive instructions on class registration.
Partners in Success (Parents & Families)
This session focuses on challenges facing new students during their transition to college and how the university and families can partner to provide support to increase student success.
Conference Day 2
College Meeting & Academic Advisement
You will have the opportunity to meet with the representatives from your specific college. The representatives will discuss requirements for each college as well as answer questions you may have about your major. You will also be given the opportunity to develop a trial semester schedule and meet in small groups with an academic advisor. Each college will have a separate meeting location. Failure to attend this meeting will prevent you from registering for classes during your conference.
You will meet with your academic advisor to get your schedule approved and times will be assigned by college dean. Please be prepared to remain until 6 p.m., if necessary, to complete registration.