2015 Sample Transfer Schedule - newaggie

[Sample Transfer Summer 2015]
New Student Conference Schedule
What should you expect?
Pre-Conference Day occurs the day before official programs begin.
Welcome to Texas A&M and your New Student Conference!
If you have questions, need directions or just general
information, please feel free to visit our Help Desk located
in the Rudder Lobby. We also provide a complimentary
electronics charging station for your convenience!
Day 1 kicks off with informative sessions regarding academics,
New Student Conference Help Desk Hours:
Day one: 8:00a.m. - 5:30p.m.
Day two: 7:45a.m. - 5:30p.m.
Day 2 begins with students meeting with their college to learn about
the requirements and expectations of their specific discipline. Class
registration takes place in the afternoon.
You can also Tweet Us with questions @NSFPtamu or call (979)
845-5826. Have a great conference and welcome to Aggieland!
Attendance at your conference is mandatory and it is the University’s
expectation that you attend all sessions. This schedule will serve as your
reference for all sessions taking place during your conference.
All activities during the pre-conference day are optional.
services, opportunities and responsibilites as an Aggie. An optional
lunch allows you to meet fellow Transfer Students and upperclassmen.
Pre-Conference Day (optional)
Veteran Services Are you or your dependent ready to use your military educational benefits? If so, please visit
Office Open
the Veteran Services Office to learn how to get the most out of your benefits at Texas A&M.
The Spanish Language Placement Test is administered by Hispanic Studies. All other
Language Placement Tests are administered by International Studies. There is a $30.00 fee
due at the time of registration. To register, visit newaggie.tamu.edu/languageplacementexam.
For questions, call: Spanish Exam: (979) 458-0672 | All other languages: (979) 845-5144
given upon
TSI Assessment
Students not exempt from the Texas Success Initiative and who have not taken the TSI
Assessment Test prior to the NSC must do so at this time or they will not be able to register
for classes. Register in Suite 1101, General Services Complex or call (979) 845-0532.
1101 General
Students and families who have arrived early may check in to the conference. Students can
Student &
clear any holds and turn in transcripts. Class Year and Aggie Family T-shirts are available for
Family Check-In
purchase for $15 (Cash or Check Only).
Campus Tours
Get acquainted with the campus, history and traditions of Texas A&M. Orientation Leaders
conduct 45-60 minute walking tours of central campus. Tours depart every 10-15 minutes.
Campus Tours
Available for those who prefer a virtual tour experience. Video loops every 40 minutes.
Evening Social
The Orientation Leaders and The Association of Former Students invite new students and
families to join them for dessert as you explore the exhibits of the Alumni Center, enjoy
various activities, try on an Aggie Ring and ask any questions you may have.
All Day
Utilize the Rec Center at your leisure. Simply check in with the Member Services Desk at
the Rec Center to gain passes. Equipment fees may apply. Proper attire is required. Family
members under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
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• Gig ‘Em Week: August 23-30
• Undergraduate Convocation: August 30
• First day of Fall Classes: August 31
The Pavilion
Room 205
Zone Club at
Kyle Field,
3rd Floor
The Undergraduate Course Catalog is now online!
To view academic information such as course
descriptions, degree plans, and core curriculum
requirements, visit: catalog.tamu.edu
Are you an International Student?
All students who are neither U.S. Citizens nor U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents must check in with
International Student Services (ISS) in order to have their course registration hold removed. Detailed information is available at iss.tamu.edu.
Key to reading the schedule:
F For Family Members
Mandatory Session
Students Only
Spanish translation for Family Members offered at these sessions. A Spanish
translator will provide details about checking out a listening device during
Family Check-In. Additionally, you can visit the help desk in Rudder Tower to
receive a listening device. Proudly supported by The Association of Former Students.
Day One: Morning
Student & Family
Students and family members/guests must check in to the conference. You
will receive orientation materials, an official conference schedule and students Zone Club at Kyle
must clear any holds or turn in transcripts. Class Year and Aggie Family T-shirts Field, 3rd Floor
are available for purchase (cash or check only).
Campus Tours
Orientation Leaders conduct 45-60 minute walking tours of the inner campus.
Location TBA
Groups depart about every 10 minutes. The last group will leave at 8:45 a.m.
Alternative Campus Tours
Available for students or family members who would prefer a virtual tour
Location TBA
experience. Video loops every 40 minutes.
Resource Tables
Various offices and services from the University community are represented.
Gather materials and ask questions at your leisure.
Student ID Cards
Get your student ID card made. Lines to make IDs are longest on the morning
Rudder Exhibit
of Day 1. Not available during mandatory sessions. Check the back page of
this schedule for more detailed times and availability.
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. Location TBA
Mandatory for veterans; highly suggested for military dependents.
Professional School
Advising Session
Students interested in careers within medicine, dentistry, allied health,
veterinary medicine or law and planning to pursue professional school Location TBA
credentials, regardless of major, should attend this session.
Career Center
Designed to introduce you to the services and resources of the Career Center
Location TBA
and plan activities that will improve future employment options.
Study Abroad
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. studyabroad.tamu.edu.
Secondary Teacher
For students interested in pursuing Secondary (grades 8-12) teacher
certification. This session will explore the certification program options
Location TBA
available thru the College of Education and Human Development, especially
Math, Science, Language Arts, and Social Studies.
Memorial Student
Center (MSC),
1st Floor
Location TBA
9:45Welcome Session
10:05a.m. (Mandatory Session)
This opening session is your formal welcome to the Aggie Family from
New Student & Family Programs!
Rudder Auditorium
Joining a Community
10:05of Scholars
(Mandatory Session)
This session will provide you with important information about the
opportunities, rights and responsibilities as a new member of Texas A&M’s
Community of Scholars.
Rudder Auditorium
10:35Campus Services Session
11:20a.m. (Mandatory Session)
Information regarding campus services, such as dining, transportation,
and computing which you may select at the time of registration as well as
information regarding emergency preparedness will be shared.
Rudder Auditorium
11:20Keys to Financial Matters
11:50a.m. (Mandatory Session)
Staff will discuss tuition and fees, how to pay your bill, deadlines and financial
Rudder Auditorium
resources including scholarships, grants, and loans.
Instructions for connecting to the TAMU Link Wireless Network:
Open available wireless networks and select tamulink-wpa.
Enter your NetID for the “Username” field and your NetID password for the “Password” field.
If you have questions or need assistance contact Help Desk Central at 979.845.8300.
Day One: Afternoon
Network with other new Aggies and Orientation Leaders, learn about resources
for our Transfer Aggies, and participate in Yell Practice. A panel of current
students will also host a Q&A session to address any questions or concerns.
Location TBA
Lunch is free for transfer students but you must RSVP in advance at newaggie.
tamu.edu/studentluncheon. A small number of tickets may be available at the
Help Desk prior to the luncheon. Serving lines close at 12:15pm.
Student Luncheon
and Panel
(*RSVP required)
This casual luncheon is a great way to meet other family members and learn
about ways to get involved and support your student. You’ll hear from New
Student & Family Programs, the Dean of Student Life and the Federation
of Aggie Moms. The cost of this luncheon is included in the family member
registration charge. Families do not need to RSVP. Serving lines close at 12:15pm.
Location TBA
Lunch on your own
See handout in your check-in bag for campus dining locations.
Campus SaVE Training
(Mandatory Session)
This mandatory session will focus on Title IX of the Education Amendments of Rudder
1972 with special emphasis on our students’ rights and available resources.
Academic Meeting
(Mandatory Session)
Students will receive critical information regarding academic policies and
receive instructions on class registration.
Off-Campus Student
Learn about off-campus living, including how to find housing, important rental/
Rudder Theatre
leasing information, roommate relations and transportation.
Corps Orientation &
Register for the Corps of Cadets and participate in an orientation session for
Sanders Corps of
students and families. Session includes information on Corps housing, uniforms,
Cadets Center
meal plans, unit assignments, ROTC enrollment and Cadet Scholarships.
Family Luncheon &
Partners in Success
Day Two
Conference Shuttles
Beginning at 7:45a.m., shuttles are available to transport you to West Campus.
Rudder Fountain
7:45 a.m.
Orientation Leaders walk you to college meetings or direct you to campus
shuttles. All groups depart from Rudder Fountain at 8:00a.m.
Rudder Fountain
In this mandatory meeting, students meet with representatives from your specific college who will
discuss requirements and answer questions you have about your major. You will also receive specific
information about course registration.
Locations vary by college(Building abbreviations refer to the campus map alphabetical listing):
Mandatory College Meeting
& Academic Advisement
Meeting begins promptly
at 8:30a.m. Students
who do not attend the
meeting for its entirety will
be blocked from course
• Agriculture & Life Sciences (AG)
*Location TBA
• Architecture (AR)
Location TBA
• Business (BA)
*Location TBA
• Education (ED)
Location TBA
• Engineering (EN)
Location TBA
• Geosciences (GE)
Location TBA
• Science (SC)
Location TBA
• Liberal Arts (LA)
Location TBA
• Public Health (PH)
*Location TBA
• Veterinary Medicine (VM)
*Location TBA
*Denotes building on West campus. We suggest riding the conference shuttles.
Locations above indicate starting locations for the College Meeting portion; following the
College Meeting, participants will be given instructions to travel to a different location (often
in a different building) for departmental/small-group meetings and registration. If you are a
guest with mobility concerns, contact your college in order to make appropriate arrangements.
Lunch on your own
See handout in your check-in bag for campus dining locations. Time will vary
depending on when you are dismissed from your College Meeting.
Course Registration
Students will register for their fall classes and optional campus services. Please Location
be prepared to remain until 6 p.m. if necessary. Exact time and location announced specified by
during the College Meetings.
Conference Notes:
New Student Conference Checklist
Activate your computer resources in the Student Computing
Center (SCC). The SCC hours TBD.
Add your preferred emergency contact information on the Howdy
Portal, howdy.tamu.edu.
Purchase your official Class Year and Aggie Family T-shirt! T-shirts
can be purchased at afternoon or morning check-ins or from the
New Student & Family Programs office, Cain Hall C-209.
Pick up your sports pass. If you registered for a sports pass (online
at mysportspass.tamu.edu), you may pick it up up at the ticket
windows on the east side of Kyle Field near Entrance 8 after you
have received your student ID card. Ticket Office is open from
Get your student ID card made. Lines to make IDs are longest on
the morning of Day 1.
• Pre-Conference Day: 2:00-4:30p.m. in Rudder Exhibit Hall
• Day One: 8:00a.m.-4:30p.m. in Rudder Exhibit Hall
• Day Two: 8:00a.m.-4:30p.m. in General Services Complex, Suite
Sign-up for Code Maroon. Code Maroon is an emergency
notification service that gives Texas A&M the ability to
communicate health and safety emergency information quickly
with campus members. Sign up at codemaroon.tamu.edu.
Follow us on Twitter & Instagram @NSFPtamu. This is a great way
to stay connected before, during, and after your NSC. If tweeting
about your NSC experience, use the hashtag #TAMUNSC.
You may want to rent a P.O. Box if you are living on campus.
Boxes may be rented for the Southside or Northside of Campus by
visiting Hullabaloo Hall 12:00-2:00pm (tamucms.com). Boxes can
only be rented in person. The Northgate Post Office also offers
P.O. Box Rental and are open 9:30a.m.-4:00p.m.
If you are a veteran or military student, check in with the Veteran
Services Office, located in the Pavilion Room 205 (2nd Floor).
Reserve your textbooks before you leave campus! Texas A&M
and Barnes & Noble have paired up to create a textbook and
materials list that is automatically generated after class registration
so you can order textbooks more easily. Stop by Barnes & Noble
at Texas A&M University to pick up your NEW STUDENT
PACKET and ask any questions. The bookstore is open 8:00a.m.
to 6:00p.m. Monday–Friday. You can also visit them online
at tamu.bncollege.com.
Please note: TAMU students are not under any obligation to purchase a
textbook from a university-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may
also be available from an independent retailer.
Complete your NSC Evaluation which you receive via email 7-10
days after your conference.
Transfer Camp, or T-Camp for short, is an optional extended orientation program and your introduction to the
Aggie network. T-Camp is hosted by Aggie Transition Camps, a student organization of over 100 current students.
These students are a resource for you to use, not only at camp, but for your time here in Aggieland!
T-Camp dates for Summer 2015 are:
Session 1: August 10-12
Session 2: August 14-16
For registration information, please visit atc.tamu.edu.