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

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.

Picnic
Gazebo

Wednesday, August 21

Gazebo Games & Food

7 - 9 pm // Sam's Place Palapa

Sponsored by Chi Alpha

Come enjoy games and good at Sam's Place Palapa!

Students playing games in the DWC

Rec the Night

10 pm - 2 am // Dugan Wellness Center

Sponsored by Recreational Sports

Come hang out for a late night of fun before the school year starts in the Dugan Wellness Center!

Thursday, August 22

RUF Ice Cream Social

1 - 3 pm // Sea Breeze Patio

Sponsored by RUF

Come join RUF as we welcome our fellow islanders back to school. We'll be serving ice cream sundaes until they are gone. Drop by and say hi!

Students on the Sea Breeze Patio

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!

Students at Peace, Love, Consent

WOW Double Feature: Aladdin & Avengers: Endgame

9 pm // East Lawn

Bring a blanket to the lawn for popcorn and a FREE movie screening featuring: Avengers Endgame and Aladdin (2019 version).  Bus transportation available between campus and Momentum Village during movies. 

Students watching TV
Students celebrating at Convocation

Friday, August 23

Convocation with Guest Odell Bizzell

3 - 4:30 pm // Island Hall Gym

Convocation for all first year Islanders with special guest Odell Bizzell.

Students at the Blue and Green Kickoff

Islanders Blue & Green Kickoff

4:30 - 5:30 pm // Dugan Gym

Sponsored by Islander Athletics

Make sure to stick around the Dugan Wellness Center after convocation and help Islander Athletics kick off the year, while you get the chance to meet your coaches and student-athletes!

Students watching a game

Blue & Green Volleyball Scrimmage

5:30 - 6:30 pm // Dugan Gym

Sponsored by Islander Athletics

Catch a preview of your Islanders Volleyball Team after the Blue & Green Kick Off, as they host an all-team scrimmage at the Dugan Wellness Center!

Students at a bonfire

Bond-Fire

9:30 pm - 12 am // East Lawn

Sponsored by I-TEAM and Rec Sports

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

Saturday, August 24

University Services OPEN

TAMU-CC Campus

University services open today!

 The University Center

Momentum XXL

5 - 7 pm // Momentum Village Clubhouse

Have fun at Momentum Village!

 

Momentum Village Clubhouse 

Club CAB: Glow Party

9 pm - 12 am // UC Anchor

Sponsored by Campus Activities Board

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

Glow Party

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Sunday, August 25

Snow Cones on the Lawn

2 - 4 pm // 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 Tours

4 - 6 pm // 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
First Day of Fall Classes

Get Your Greek On!

11 am - 2 pm // East Lawn

Sponsored by Fraternity & Sorority Life

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

Miramar Welcome Luau

6 - 8 pm // Miramar Pool

Sponsored by Miramar Residence Life

Enjoy this traditional event at Miramar to celebrate the first day of classes. Participate in luau-themed activities for all Islanders at the Miramar Courtyard and Pool area. Free food and shirts for students!

Hula dancer and a student

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

Snacks with Sororities

11 am - 1 pm // UC Rotunda

Sponsored by TAMU-CC Panhellenic Council

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

 Bluesday Tuesday with SGA

#BluesdayTuesday

11 am - 2 pm // UC Tejas Lounge

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!

 UC Rotunda

UCP Radio

11:30 am - 1 pm // UC Rotunda

Sponsored by University Center Programs

Request your favorite songs with UCP Radio while you make your way to all the other fun W.O.W events happening throughout the building!

 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 

ROTC Rock Wall & Peddle Cars

11 am - 2 pm // Anchor Plaza

Sponsored by TAMUCC ROTC Cadet Club

Join ROTC for a fun time of rock climbing and peddle cars! 

Student repelling down a wall

UCP Radio

11:30 am - 1 pm // UC Rotunda

Sponsored by University Center Programs

Request your favorite songs with UCP Radio while you make your way to all the other fun W.O.W events happening throughout the building!

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Nothing Bundt Fun!

1 - 2 pm // UC Bayview

Sponsored by Believers' LoveWorld TAMU-CC

Let's eat cake and conversate! Join us for a fun hour of cake, island trivia questions and door prizes!

Student Eating

IFC Fantasy Football Draft 

4 - 6 pm // UC Lonestar

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!

The IFC

Quesadilla Kickoff

5:30 - 9 pm // East Lawn

Sponsored by RUF

You can't go wrong with a quesadilla, that's for sure. Join RUF for the annual Quesadilla Kickoff, free food, and games!

It's not a quesadilla. It may be tamales.

Eco-Friendly Flow

6 - 7:30 pm // UC Lonestar

Celebrate your period through education, group discussion, and FREE giveaways! This workshop covers the basics of the menstrual cycle, how to use and care for cloth pads and menstrual cups, the benefits of reusable menstrual products, and reusable product distribution. Workshops are open to everyone and anyone regardless of age, gender, or menstruating status. 

Red Hibiscus flower
Photo of booths at the community fair

Thursday, August 29

Corpus Christi Community Fair

11 am - 2 pm // UC Anchor

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.

Student playing pool

Breakers Welcome Back Bash

4 - 7 pm // UC Breakers Gameroom

Sponsored by University Center Programs

Enjoy playing pool, air hockey, or video games? Then come hang with us in Breakers for our Welcome Back Bash!

Palm Trees with the sun shining through

Come Worship at TAMU-CC

7 - 8:30 pm // Bay Hall 103

Sponsored by Chi Alpha

The start of the school year can be stressful, so unload a little and join the Back2School Worship session!

 

Inflatable shark in the pool

CAB 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 // Faculty Center 107

Sponsored by Department for Undergraduate Studies

Come get some ice cream and visit with your first year professors! Join us for the 3rd annual DUGS Ice Cream Social!

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Islander Soccer vs. UTRGV
South Texas Showdown

7 pm // Dugan Stadium

Sponsored by Islander Athletics

Be sure to wear your blue and green and support your Islanders Women's Soccer Team as they host their first home-game of the regular season against rival UTRGV in the South Texas Showdown at the Dr. Jack Dugan Family Soccer & Track Stadium! 

Soccer player

Students playing trivia

 

Tuesday, September 3

Trivia Challenge

11 am - 1 pm // UC Anchor

Sponsored by Alpha Epsilon Delta and the Pre-Dental Society

Come out for a fun time of trivia, while seeing what the pre-professional organizations are all about. Plus a chance to win a free prize!

Student playing Guitar Hero

Take a Break with Breakers

12 - 2 pm // UC Breakers Gameroom

Sponsored by University Center Programs

Enjoy your long weekend? Already in need of a break? Come 'Take a break with Breakers' and play some games, meet new people, enjoy music, and grab a bite to eat!

Student playing the ukulele in a hammock

Brain Breaks

2 pm // UC Cayo

Sponsored by the University Counseling Center

This drop in workshop will focus on mindfulness, meditation, and relaxation exercises to help TAMUCC college students cope with the stressors of every day life. Students will learn and practice these techniques with a licensed professional counselor. This event will be a workshop series presented by the University Counseling Center every Tuesday at 2 pm for 30 minutes.

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!

Aloha Org Fest

 

UCP Radio

11:30 am - 1 pm // UC Rotunda

Sponsored by University Center Programs

Request your favorite songs with UCP Radio while you make your way to all the other fun W.O.W events happening throughout the building!

UC Rotunda 

Islanders Care Blanket Making

4 - 6 pm // UC Lonestar

Sponsored by Student Volunteer Connection

Associate Dean of Students and Student Volunteer Connection invites you to participate in our Islanders' Care Blanket Making event! You will have the opportunity to create blankets for those in need while building connections with students and staff. Be sure to stop by one of our resource tables to learn more about I-Care, Student Conduct Board, and Student Volunteer Connection and grab some sweet giveaways! See you there!

Students walking on campus

 

Islander Volleyball vs. UTRGV
South Texas Showdown

6:30 pm // Dugan Gym

Sponsored by Islander Athletics

Head out to the Dugan Wellness Center and support your Islanders Volleyball Team as they prepare to take on rival UTRGV in their first home-game of the regular season! 

Volleyball player 

Patio Jam

Thursday, September 5

UCP Patio Jam

6 - 8 pm // 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 6

Islanders Tailgate

5 - 6:30 pm // Dugan Stadium

Sponsored by Islander Athletics

Come out to the Dr. Jack Dugan Family Soccer & Track Stadium parking lot and participate in our pregame tailgate as your Islanders Women's Soccer Team prepare to take on Texas Southern!

Students at a tailgate

Islanders Soccer vs. Texas Southern

7 pm // Dugan Stadium

Sponsored by Islander Athletics

Swing on by the Dr. Jack Dugan Family Soccer & Track Stadium after the Islanders Tailgate and cheer on your Islanders Women's Soccer Team as they take on Texas Southern!

Islander Soccer vs Texas Southern

 Students cleaning the island

Saturday, September 7

Islander Clean

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

Sponsored by Student Volunteer Connection (SVC)

Show your Islander spirit by joining the Student Volunteer Connection and help make an Islander Impact in beautifying the campus by going around and picking up trash and litter! Everyone is welcome to participate!

 



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

 

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