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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.


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!

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 at a bonfire

Friday, August 23


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.

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!

snowcones. Event details listed on this page

Go Greek

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.

Hula dancer and a student 

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!

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.

Taco Tuesday

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!

Members of Tri Delt


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!

Bluesday Tuesday with SGA

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! 

Students eating pizza

Student Eating  

 Wednesday, August 28 

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!

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

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!

Thursday, August 29

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?

Inflatable shark in the pool


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!

Tuesday, September 3

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 Guitar Hero

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

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


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