Beyond your New Student Conference, there are many opportunities for you to learn more about the history and traditions that encompass the Aggie Spirit! Get involved through extended orientation opportunities and or join a student organization to find your home in Aggieland.
- Join the Corps: The Corps of Cadets has a purpose to develop well-educated leaders of character who are academically successful, embody the values of Honor, Integrity, Discipline, and Selfless Service, are highly sought after, and are fully prepared for the global leadership challenges of the 21st Century. With Army, Air Force, and Navy/Marine ROTC instruction available, Texas A&M is one of the few schools to offer military commissions in all branches of service. For more information visit the Corps of Cadets .
- Extended Orientation: Extended orientation is a great way to make friends and learn all about A&M before classes starts! There are several options to choose from:
- Freshman:Fish Camp is a 4-day extended orientation program that takes place at Lakeview Methodist Conference Center in Palestine, Texas. Fish Camp is led by A&M students who are passionate about making the first year of college a success for freshmen! For more information visit Fish Camp.
- Transfer: T-Camp is a student-run extended orientation program offered to all students admitted in the Fall semester. While Fish Camp is geared towards freshman students, T-Camp is geared towards transfer students. It is designed to help you transition into the Aggie family, learn about Texas A&M University’s many traditions, help you meet new friends, and have a lot of fun! T-Camp has two separate sessions held on August 5-7th and August 9-11th, 2019. For more information and to register, visit Aggie Transition Camps.
- Adventurers: Venture: Base Camp is an alternative extended orientation experience that includes fun activities such as camping, hiking, canoeing, rock climbing, and so much more during the day. In the evening there will be opportunities to participate in large and small group activities and discussions about college life at A&M. This opportunity is open to incoming freshman and transfer students. Venture: Base Camp has one session, July 15-19, 2019. For more information and to register, visit Venture: Base Camp.
- ExCEL: Excellence uniting Culture, Education, and Leadership (ExCEL) is a two-part program hosted by the Department of Multicultural Services. Part-one consists of the ExCEL Conference which takes place the Friday before classes begin in the fall. The conference allows students the chance to become more acquainted with A&M, become familiar with part-two of the program, begin making lifelong friendships, memories and so much more. Part-two consists of a year-long program that encompasses a peer mentor and a small group to serve as a support system for students through their first-year of college. Throughout the year there are gatherings, study sessions, community service projects, and seminars geared towards the development and success of underrepresented students. For more information and to apply visit ExCEL.
- Hullabaloo U: Hullabaloo U is a year-long, 0 credit hour, first-year experience course designed to create a welcoming and affirming environment for each new student. Students will develop self‐efficacy, self‐awareness, and a sense of purpose; become actively engaged in the learning environment inside and outside of the classroom; and become socially integrated within the university community. Each section of Hullabaloo U is limited to no more than 25 students and led by a faculty/staff instructor and an undergraduate peer mentor.
- Join a Student Organization: When you arrive in the Fall, MSC Open House on September 1st, will give you the opportunity to learn about a variety of different organizations. If you want to get a jump-start on finding an organization, head over to Maroon Link and look under the get involved tab. There you can search through the 1,000 plus student organizations that Texas A&M has and find what fits you best!
- Become a Student Representative: The student voice is a strong one, especially at A&M with more than 60,000 students. The best way to make sure your voice is heard is to serve as a student representative. Whether it is representing the entire student body through Student Government, representing your class through Class Councils, or representing the on-campus population through the Residential Housing Association, there are opportunities for the passionate, the political, and the service-minded. For more information, visit Maroon Link.
- Fraternity and Sorority Life: Fraternities and sororities are a great way to get connected and involved at A&M. With more than 58 international and national affiliated or local Greek-letter organizations, which constitute the largest membership-based and multi-faceted community on campus. For more information about joining a fraternity or sorority, visit student StuAct.
- Attend an Athletic Event: Texas A&M fall athletic events include Aggie football, Volleyball, Soccer, and Track & Field. Sports passes are sold on a first-come, first-serve general admission basis. To learn more about attending athletic events and the schedule for all teams visit TAMU Athletics.
- Employment Opportunities: A&M also provides several opportunities for students to be employed. Being employed is another way to get connect to campus while putting money in your pocket. Job for Aggies is a resource that list employment opportunities throughout the campus, provides advice on how to apply for a job, and helpful tips on how to ace your interview. For more information or to look for job opportunities feel free to visit Jobs for Aggies.
As you can see there are so many ways for you to get involved at A&M. You will learn more about these involvement opportunities and so much more at your NSC!