First Wave is an experience for first-year students to assist in their transition to TAMUCC in the week before the fall semester. 

The mission of this extended orientation program is to jump-start campus engagement and establish new support systems by building connections with students, faculty, and staff for improved student success. 

RSVP available soon in I-Engage.

The week kicks off with Aloha Days (August 20-22), a 3-day camp where students interact with their new classmates and make friends in an easy-going atmosphere. For more information, click here.  

First Islander Scholars’ Academy (FISA) welcomes students who are first in their family to attend college and their parents/guardians to attend FISA’s Meet & Greet at the Center for Academic Student Achievement (CASA). FMI on this engaging event for both students and their guardians, please contact Ms. Martha Gutierrez at 361-825-2893.


Island Quest:- How well do you know the Island?  Get to know your new home as you head across campus on a fun scavenger hunt, getting prizes, freebies, food, and more along the way. Grab your friends and neighbors to discover all the great offices, resources, activities, and more that TAMU-CC has to offer you!

Peace, Love, Consent- Join your fellow Islanders for a fun night of trivia and tie dye brought to you by I-TEAM, Student Conduct & Community Standards, and Islander Housing! Students will learn the importance of consent and safety, all while listening to great music and tie dying FREE custom t-shirts!


Friday, August 23rd REQUIRED ACTIVITIES starts at the Dugan Gym:  Sessions will include information from the Center for Academic Student Achievement, Information Technology, the First-Year Learning Communities Program, and Student Engagement & Success. Students will receive an email to their Islander account with a detailed schedule before the event. A sample schedule is below. 

  • 7:30 am Check-in and breakfast with the Islander Alumni Association
  • 8:30 am Meet your First Wave Leader
  • 9:00 am Session A
  • 10:00 am Session B
  • 11:00 am Session C & Blue Group Picnic Lunch 
  • 12:00 pm Session D & Green Group Picnic Lunch 
  • 1:00 pm Session E
  • 2:00 pm Session F
  • 3:00 pm Convocation and Group Photo

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Join us on Friday, August 23rd for the 1st Annual Islanders Blue and Green Kickoff. Islanders Athletics would like for you to help us kick off the new year over in the Dugan Wellness Center. Have the opportunity to meet your very own student-athletes, coaches and Izzy the Islander. Students will also have to chance to participate in some activities and win some prizes. The Islanders Blue and Green Kickoff will begin at 4:30 pm!