Waves of Welcome

Welcome Back Events 2019

Texas A&M- Corpus Christi is happy to welcome both new and returning Islanders to campus for the Fall 2019 semester. Waves of Welcome consists of dozens of events to help Islanders connect to campus, meet new friends and have some fun. 


All events are free for students with your SandDollar$ ID.


Show your Islander Pride with #TAMUCC in your social posts.  


Tuesday, August 20

Miramar Residence Hall Move In

Sponsored by Islander Housing

Welcome to your home on the Island! For all the details regarding Islander Housing Move In, click HERE

Students moving into Miramar

Family Picnic

11 am - 1 pm // East Lawn

Sponsored by Project GRAD

Project GRAD welcomes new and continuing students to the Island University with a free lunch, music, and games during move-in weekend! Take a break from the hustle and bustle of preparing for the fall semester and enjoy a picnic lunch on the East Lawn! Free to all current students and their families.

Momentum Village

Wednesday, August 21

Miramar and Momentum Village Apartment Move In

Sponsored by Islander Housing

Welcome to your home on the Island! For all the details regarding Islander Housing Move In, click HERE

Thursday, August 22

Peace, Love, Consent

7 - 9 pm // East Lawn

Sponsored by I-TEAM 

Come join I-TEAM and ADOS at Peace, Love, and Consent as we keep up the Islander tradition of tye dying shirts and learning the truth and importance of consent! There will be free t-shirts, trivia, food, and more!


WOW Movie Night

9 pm // East Lawn

Students watching TV

RUF Ice Cream Social

1 pm - 3 pm // Sea Breeze Patio

Sponsored by RUF

Join RUF for Ice Cream! 

Students on the Sea Breeze Patio
Students wearing blue and green

Friday, August 23

Blue & Green Kickoff

4:30 - 5:30 pm // Dugan Wellness Center

Sponsored by Islander Athletics

Students around a fire


9:30 pm - 12 am // East Lawn

Sponsored by I-TEAM

Make friends and s'mores! 
Join I-TEAM for fire pits, snacks, and music.

Saturday, August 24

Club CAB Glow Party

9 pm - 12 am // Curlew Plaza

 Sponsored by Campus Activities Board

Join Campus Activities Board for a late night dance party with glow in the dark accessories! 

Glow Party 

snowcones. Event details listed on this page 

Sunday, August 25 

Snow Cones on the Lawn

2 - 4pm // East Lawn

Sponsored by Baptist Student Ministry

Make your first day of school the COOLEST with FREE SNOWCONES! Enjoy the fun and make friends with some great people-- all while enjoying cold, refreshing, yummy goodness!

Students looking for their classroom

Find Your Classroom Tour

4 - 6pm // Islander Welcome Center

Drop by the Islander Welcome Center to meet an Island Ambassador and learn where your classes are. Stop by for group tours of campus or to pick up a map with directions! Bring a copy (or screenshot) of your class schedule. This will also give you an opportunity to learn about the Island Ambassadors, TAMU-CC's volunteer tour guides.

Monday, August 26

Get Your Greek On

11 am - 2 pm // East Lawn

Sponsored by Fraternity & Sorority Lie

Come Get your Greek on and find a fraternity or sorority that is right for you! Enjoy free food, music and fun while meeting our Greek Organizations at TAMU-CC.

Go Greek

Taco Tuesday 

Tuesday, August 27

Taco Tuesday

8 - 10 am // Anchor Plaza

Sponsored by Islander Alumni Association

Join the Islander Alumni Association for FREE breakfast tacos, because tacos bring Islanders together. 

 Members of Tri Delt

Popcorn with Panhellenic

11 am - 1 pm // UC Rotunda

Sponsored by TAMU-CC Panhellenic Council

Enjoy some popcorn and conversation with the Panhellenic sororities! Learn about Panhellenic sorority recruitment and all the benefits that come along with joining a sorority!

 Bluesday Tuesday with SGA

Bluesday Tuesday

11 am - 2 pm // UC Tejas

Sponsored by Student Government Association

On Tuesday’s Islanders Wear Blue! Come show off you Islander Pride by celebrating Bluesday Tuesday with your SGA with shirts, blue food, and photos!

 Students eating pizza

Free Lunch

12 - 2 pm // East Lawn

Sponsored by Baptist Student Ministry

Let's kick off this new semester the best way college kids can...with FREE FOOD! Come hang out with the BSM, and eat free pizza! This is a weekly event that we'd love for you and your friends to make it to every Tuesday at 12-2pm in the UC (2nd floor) all year long!

Wednesday, August 28 

Islander Unity Picnic

12 - 1 pm // East Lawn

Sponsored by Islander Cultural Alliance (ICA)

Stop by and get information from different cultural organizations on campus!

The Islander Cultural Alliance

IFC Football Fantasy Draft 

4 - 6 pm // Lone Star Ballroom

Sponsored by the Interfraternity Council

Join the Interfraternity Council for a fantasy football draft and get to know some of our fraternity men! Learn about all of the benefits to joining a fraternity, and win a prize along the way!

Tao booth at the community fair

Thursday, August 29

Corpus Christi Community Fair

11 am - 2 pm // All Anchor Ballrooms

Sponsored by WOW Committee

Are you looking for something fun to do in town?  Need to find a used book, great restaurant or community service?  Stop by the Community Fair to meet businesses, restaurants and services from throughout Corpus Christi.  

Inflatable shark in the pool

Dive-In Movie

9 - 11 pm // Dugan Pool

Sponsored by Campus Activities Board (CAB)

What better place to watch a movie than in the water?  


Friday, August 30

DUGS Ice Cream Social

1 - 3 pm // FC 107

Sponsored by Department for Undergraduate Studies

Join the Department for Undergraduate Studies for Ice Cream! 


Soccer vs. UTRGV

7 - 9 pm // Dr. Jack Dugan Family Soccer Stadium

Sponsored by Islander Athletics

Soccer player

Aloha Org Fest 

Wednesday, September 4

Aloha Org Fest

11 am - 2 pm // Anchor Plaza

Sponsored by University Council of Student Organizations (UCSO)

Aloha! Looking to get involved on campus? Come on out to the Aloha OrgFest. Meet and greet student organizations, fraternities, and sororities who will be hosting informational tables. There will be free food, giveaways, and a lot of fun! Get involved and find your fit at TAMU-CC! We hope to see you there!


 Students walking on campus

Islanders' Care Blanket Making

4 - 6 pm // Lonestar A or B


Volleyball player 

Volleyball vs. UTRGV

6:30 - 8:30 pm // Dugan Wellness Center

Sponsored by Islander Athletics

Wednesday, September 5

Islander Impact Service Fair

10am - 2 pm // Lonestar Ballrooms

Sponsored by Student Volunteer Connection (SVC)

Find ways to make your #IslanderImpact! Join the Student Volunteer Connection (SVC) as they host community and campus groups offering volunteer and service opportunities. 

  Grow Local STX

Patio Jam

6 - 8 pm // Sea Breeze Patio

Sponsored by University Center Programs (UCP)

Head out to the UC Sea Breeze Patio for live music, food, games and entertainment. Chill with your friends and catch some tunes.

Patio Jam 

Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle. How to be Environmentally Friendly During Your Period.

6 - 7:30 pm // Lonestar Ballroom


Recycling on campus

Soccer team 

Friday, September 6

Soccer vs. Texas Southern

7 - 9 pm // Dr. Jack Dugan Family Soccer Stadium

Sponsored by Islander Athletics

Saturday, September 7

Islander Clean

9:30 am - 12 pm // UC Rotunda/UC Sea Breeze Patio

Sponsored by Student Volunteer Connection (SVC)

Make your Islander Impact, but keeping Ward Island beautiful and trash free!  Join SVC in the Performing Arts Center parking lot as we clean up the Island.

Students cleaning the island 

For more information about any of the events contact 361-825-2231