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. 

TieDied Wave Rave flyer. Details listed below.


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.

Open Sign

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.

 Welcome Center Photo

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

 Soccer Flyer. Details on this page

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!

 Club CAB promo poster. Details listed on this page

 Group of greek life students

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!

snowcones. Event details listed on this page 

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!

Welcome Luau Flyer. Details on this page

Welcome Luau

6 - 8pm // Miramar Pool & Courtyard

Sponsored by Islander Housing, I-TEAM and OADS

Enjoy this annual event 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.


Ultimate Dark Frisbee

8:30 - 10pm // Bay Hall Lawn

Sponsored by Chi Alpha

Glow in the dark Frisbee. Come meet the meembers of Chi Alpha and play a fun round fo Frisbee.

Tuesday, August 28

Taco Tuesday

8 - 10am // Anchor Plaza

Sponsored by Islander Alumni Association

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

Alumni Association Taco Flyer. Event Details are on this page.

Free Lunch

12pm - 2pm // 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!

pizza. Event details listed on this page

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. Find your home away from home.

Popsicles Flyer. Event Details are listed on this page

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. 

Volleyball flyer.  Event details are listed on this webpage.
Unity Picnic Flyer. Details on this page 

Wednesday, August 29

ICA Unity Picnic

11am - 1pm // East Lawn

Sponsored by Islander Cultural Alliance (ICA)

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

Islanders Got Talent Flyer. Details on this page

Islanders' Got Talent

6 - 8pm // UC Rotunda

Sponsored by University Center Programs

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! 

 Community Fair Flyer. Details for event listed on this page

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)

What better place to watch JAWS than in the water?  

Dive in Movie Flyer. Details for event listed on this page 


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! 


Soccer Game Flyer. Event details listed on this page 

WOW Soccer Tailgate and
Islander Soccer vs. Texas State

Tailgate: 5pm// Dugan Stadium Parking Lot
Game: 7pm
// Dugan Soccer Stadium

Sponsored by Islander Athletics

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

Saturday, September 1

Glow Ultimate

8:30 - 10:30 pm // East Lawn

Sponsored by Baptist Student Ministry

I wondered why the Frisbee was getting bigger, and then it hit me… Come play Glow-in-the-Dark Ultimate Frisbee and meet new friends!!



Soccer Game Flyer. Details listed on this page 

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 in this annual rivalry series.

Tuesday, September 4

#BluesdayTuesday Bash

11am - 2pm // UC Tejas Lounge

Sponsored by Student Government Association

Join SGA as they celebrate Bluesday!  Every Tuesday Islanders wear blue to show our TAMU-CC pride! Stop by the Tejas Lounge in your best Islander Blue for some free snacks and get a Bluesday button. Bring a shirt from a different college or high schoola and TRADE it for a new Bluesday T-shirt! (while supplies last) 

Bluesday event flyer. Details are on this page. 

Lawn Games with IFC

11am - 1pm // East Lawn

Sponsored by Interfraternity Council (IFC)

Interested in joining a fraternity? Meet the men of IFC and play some lawn games to see what fraternity life is all about.

IFC Lawn games Flyer. Event Details are listed on this page 

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!

sex ed loteria flyer. Event details are listed on this page. 

Org Fair Flyer. Details for event listed on this page 

Wednesday, September 5

The Aloha Org Fest

11am - 2pm // 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!

 Islanders Night Out flyer. Details on this page

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

Grab your friends for a "Night Out" on the Island with FREE food, T-shirts, giveaways and more! Featuring keynote speaker Justin Jones-Fosu, you'll laugh and be inspired to create your best college experiance, reach student success, and prepare to make your Islander Impact. For a sneak peak on what to expect, check out this quick video.

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. 

Service Fair Flyer. Event Details are listed on this page 

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 Kick-off

11am - 1pm // UC Bayview Room 320

Sponsored by Inclusive Islander Network

Join 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!

Inclusive Islander Kick Off flyer. Details on this page.

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.

Patio Jam Flyer. Details on this Page

 Volleyball Game Flyer. Event Details listed on this page.

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.



3pm // Island Hall Gym

Sponsored by the University College

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 Splash. Event details on this page. 

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.

 Volleyball Game Flyer. Event Details listed on this page.

 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.

Soccer Game Flyer. Event Details listed on this page. 

Islander Soccer vs. Prairie View

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)

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.

 Islander Clean flyer. Event details are listed on this website.

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