Waves of Welcome

Welcome Back Events 2018

Texas A&M- Corpus Christi is happy to welcome both new and returning Islanders to campus for the Fall 2018 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.  

 

 

Wednesday, August 22

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

Thursday, August 23

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

Palapas Party

6 - 8pm // Sam's Place Palapas

Sponsored by Chi Alpha

Take a break from move in to cool off in the shade of the Sam's Place Palapas with Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship. Enjoy....

Wave Rave

8 - 10pm // Momentum Village pool

Sponsored by Islander Housing

Wrap up a hot move-in day with this cool chance to meet your neighbors while you enjoy music, food and pool time with a Black Light Wave Rave. Featuring DJ music, Bahama Bucks snow cones, and the opportunity to start the semester off right with Peace, Love, Consent Tie Dye (brought to you by the Associate Dean of Students & the I-TEAM).

Friday, August 24

Momentum Village Birthday Bash

6 - 8pm // Momentum Village Pool

Sponsored by Islander Housing

It's their birthday, but you get the party.

Saturday, August 25

University Services Open

8am – 5pm // TAMU-CC campus

Get your last minute business taken care of on campus. Services open include bookstore, business office, financial aid, library, SandDollar$, and more.  Click HERE for a complete list of available services and offices.

Sunday, August 26

Find Your Classroom Tour

4 - 6pm // Islander Welcome Center

Sponsored by Islander Welcome Center

Don't wander around lost on the first day of class! The Islander Welcome Center is here to help you find your way.  Stop in for personal tours to locate your classrooms.

 

Islander Soccer vs. Rice

6 - 8pm // Dugan Soccer Stadium

Sponsored by Islander Athletics

Cheer on your Islanders as they open their home season against Rice University.  Come ready to cheer and raise your shakas

 

Club CAB with DJ Spin

8 - 11pm // UC Anchor Ballroom

Sponsored by Campus Activities Board (CAB)

Dance the night away and ...  Get your FREE WOW Swag Bag filled with info, snacks, and goodies!

 

 

Monday, August 27

Get Your Greek On

11am - 1pm // CI Courtyard

Sponsored by Sorority and Fraternity Life

Come out to meet members of our fraternities and sororities in a relaxed setting, celebrating the beginning of a new semester!

 

Snow Cones on the Lawn

2 - 4pm // East Lawn

 

Welcome Luau

6 - 8pm // Miramar Pool & Courtyard

Sponsored by Islander Housing, I-TEAM and OADS

Enjoy this annually at Miramar to celebrate the end of the First Day of Classes. Participate in luau-themed activities, for all Islanders at the Miramar Courtyard and Pool area. Free food for students. Free shirt tie-dying.

 

Kickball

8:30 - 10pm // Bay Hall Lawn

Sponsored by Chi Alpha

Play kickball

Tuesday, August 28

Taco Tuesday

8 - 10am // Anchor Plaza

Sponsored by Islander Alumni Association

Join the Islander Alumni Association for FREE breakfast tacos.  

Free Lunch

12pm - 2pm // East Lawn

 

Islander ROTC Rock Wall 

10am - 2pm // Bay Hall Lawn

Sponsored by Islander ROTC Army Battalion

Test your skills to get to the top!  Join the Islander ROTC Battalion for a test of skill and strength. 

Popsicles with Panhellenic 

11am - 2pm // UC Tejas Lounge

Sponsored by TAMU-CC Panhellenic Council

Grab an icy popsicle and chat with representatives from the four TAMU-CC Panhellenic sororities to learn about their organizations.

 

South Texas Showdown: Islander Volleyball vs. UTRGV

6:30pm // Dugan Wellness Center

Sponsored by Islander Athletics

The first South Texas Showdown game of the year!  Help cheer your islanders on in this first game of the annual rivalry series. 

Wednesday, August 29

ICA Unity Picnic

11am - 2pm // East Lawn

Sponsored by Islander Cultural Alliance (ICA)

Stop by get information from different cultural organizations on campus!

Islander Got Talent

6 - 8pm // UC Rotunda

Sponsored by Homecoming Committee

Grab your friends to battle other teams with lip sync performances. Food and Prizes will be provided

 

Thursday, August 30

Corpus Christi Community Fair

11am - 2pm // UC Anchor Ballroom

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.  Door prizes, including a Keurig Coffee Maker, coupons and lots of swag will be given out! 

 

MGC Fall Festival

11am - 4pm // East Lawn

Sponsored by Multicultural Greek Council

Get to know the organizations of the Multicultural Greek Council.

CAB Dive in Movie

9 -11pm // Dugan Pool

Sponsored by Campus Activities Board (CAB)

Swim and watch a movie.

 

 

Friday, August 31

DUGS Ice Cream Social

1 - 3pm // Faculty Center, Room 104

Sponsored by Department for Undergraduate Studies

Join the Department for Undergraduate Studies for Ice Cream! 

 

 

WoW Soccer Tailgate

5pm // Dugan Soccer Stadium

 

 

Islander Soccer vs. Texas State

7pm // Dugan Soccer Stadium

Sponsored by Islander Athletics

Cheer on your Islanders as they take on the Wildcats of Texas State.

Saturday, September 1

Glow Ultimate

8:30 - 10:30 pm // East Lawn

 

 

 

Sunday, September 2

South Texas Showdown: Islander Soccer vs. UTRGV

7pm // Dugan Soccer Stadium

Sponsored by Islander Athletics

The South Texas Showdown continues!  Help cheer your islanders on in this first game of the annual rivalry series.

Tuesday, September 4

#BluesdayTuesday

11am - 2pm // UC Tejas Lounge

 

Lawn Games with IFC

11am - 1pm // East Lawn

Sponsored by Intra Fraternity Council (IFC)

Meet the men of IFC.  Stop by to ...

 

Foam Sword Fighting

1 - 4pm // East Lawn

Sponsored by Anime Club

Foam Swords and fun...

 

Sex Ed Loteria

4:30 - 6:30pm // UC 142A

Sponsored by Islander Feminists

Sex Ed Loteria is the classic game with a twist... Sex! These unique cards feature local places to get condoms, birth control, and get tested. The Islanders with the best luck will win some awesome prizes!

 

 

Wednesday, September 5

The Aloha Org Fest

11am - 2pm // Anchor Plaza

Sponsored by United Council of Student Organizations (UCSO)

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

 

Islanders Night Out

6:30 - 8:30pm // UC Anchor Ballroom

Sponsored by Student Engagement and Success and the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health

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

Thursday, September 6

Islander Impact Service Fair

11am - 2pm // UC Lonestar Ballroom

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. 

 

Pedal Car Races

10am - 2pm // Anchor Plaza

Sponsored by Islander ROTC Army Battalion

Speed through campus... in Pedal Cars! Join the Islander ROTC Army Battalion...

 

Inclusive Islander Network Kickoff

11am - 1pm // UC Bayview room 320

Sponsored by Inclusive Islander Network

Joins us for our first event of the year! Activities, discussion, food, and new friendships will all be a part of our Inclusive Islander Network Kick-off. The Inclusive Islander Network is a group dedicated to educating and advocating on behalf of others, and we constantly strive to make the island a safe and welcoming home for everyone. If you are interested in getting involved, the kickoff is the perfect place to learn about additional opportunities and meet other Inclusive Islanders! Be sure to RSVP for this exciting event!

 

Patio Jam

6 - 8pm // UC 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.

 

 

 

Friday, September 7

Islander Volleyball vs. Texas Southern

11:30am // Dugan Wellness Center

Sponsored by Islander Athletics

Spend your lunch hour rooting on the Islander Volleyball team as they host Texas Southern University

 

 

Convocation

3pm // Island Hall Gym

Sponsored by Department of Undergraduate Studies (DUGS)

Convocation is a ceremony during which faculty, staff and administrators officially welcome the incoming First-Year Islanders class to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. The purpose of Convocation is to celebrate your entry into the Islander community. 

This event is mandatory for all first-year students.

 

 

President's Welcome Back Splash 

4pm // East Lawn

Sponsored by President's Office, Rec Sports, Islander Athletics

Head out to the East Lawn for food, music, fun and more!  Join TAMU-CC President Kelly Quintanilla as she welcomes all Islanders to campus for the Fall semester.

 

 

Islander Volleyball vs. Miami (Blue Out Game)

5:30pm // Dugan Wellness Center

Sponsored by Islander Athletics

Wear your Islander Blue to cheer on the Islander Volleyball team as they host Miami

 

 

Islander Soccer vs. Texas State

7pm // Dugan Soccer Stadium

Sponsored by Islander Athletics

Cheer on your Islanders as they take on Prairie View 

Saturday, September 8

Islander Clean

9am - 12pm // PAC Parking Lot

Sponsored by Student Volunteer Connection (SVC)

Spend your lunch hour rooting on the Islander Volleyball team as they host Texas Southern University

 



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