Events & Programs

Get to know us! Come visit campus and experience the legendary friendliness that is indicative of the Aggie family. The Office of Admissions, the Appelt Aggieland Visitor Center, and various colleges and departments offer several opportunities for prospective students and their families to visit campus throughout the year.

Appelt Aggieland Visitor Center (FR, SO, JR, SR)
Prospective students are encouraged to visit the Texas A&M University campus beginning the spring semester of their junior year in high school. The Appelt Aggieland Visitor Center can coordinate visits by scheduling campus tours, academic college meetings and group admissions presentations. visit.tamu.edu

Chemistry Road Show (All)
The Chemistry Road Show is a public service program with two complementary and interlocking goals: to ENTERTAIN and EDUCATE students using chemistry. Using sensory impact, we hope students will learn that chemistry, unlike magic, is comprehensible; they already comprehend some of it; chemistry is a human activity, one that real people love and find exciting; chemistry and chemicals, like any other kind of knowledge and technology, are safe and beneficial when used carefully and intelligently. Most of all, we hope students will remember the excitement and surprise they feel during our demonstrations. chem.tamu.edu/roadshow

Freshman Admission Sessions (FR, SO, JR, SR)
Prospective freshman students are encouraged to attend a Freshman Admission Session before applying to Texas A&M University. The sessions provide detailed information about the application process and ways to be admitted.  Students will also have an opportunity for a question/answer session with an admissions counselor following the presentation.  Students should attend a session before scheduling an appointment with a counselor. Registration is required at Campus Visit.

Spend the Night with the Corps (JR, SR)
Spend the Night with the Corps is an experience designed primarily for juniors and seniors in high school who are interested in participating in the Corps of Cadets while attending Texas A&M. For students who cannot participate in the full length of the program, the Corps of Cadets also offers a Spend the Day with the Corps program during the summer. corps.tamu.edu


Aggieland Information Day (JR, SR, Transfer)
A day program in the fall where prospective freshman and transfer students can visit campus and hear from Admissions, Scholarships & Financial Aid, and the colleges. Additionally, visitors will be able to go on a campus walking tour and visit a residence hall. admissions.tamu.edu/infoday

A&M Math Contest
The Mathematics Department hosts an annual math contest for high school students. tx.ag/MathContest

Chemistry Open House & Science Exploration (All)
The Chemistry Open House features the popular Chemistry Road Show, guided lab tours, hands-on and computer activities, door prizes and science goodie bags. The Chemistry Road Show is recommended for all ages and includes demonstrations of popular science. chem.tamu.edu/openhouse

Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) (6th – 12th Grade)
EYH helps young women open new doors by continuing in their math and science classes, as well as increase awareness of career opportunities in math and science related fields. Attendees get to engage with female role models in math, science and engineering careers. tx.ag/Horizons

National Scholar Day (SR)
National Scholar Day is a program designed for National Merit Semifinalist and National Hispanic Scholars.  During this program students and parents will learn more about the exciting academic opportunities Texas A&M has to offer.  Participants will meet with college/departmental staff about their major areas of interest, have the chance to visit with current Aggie National Scholars, and receive information about our scholarship opportunities.  If you are a National Scholar and would like more information, please email us at nationalscholar@tamu.edu.

Prospective Student Sessions - Home Football Game Weekend (FR, SO, JR, SR)
Going to an Aggie football game in College Station? Want to learn more about the freshman admission process at Texas A&M University? The Office of Admissions will conduct Prospective Student Sessions every Friday before a home game. Space is limited and registration is required at least a week in advance. Sign up at visit.tamu.edu.

Seniors Experiencing Aggie Life (SR)
Seniors Experiencing Aggie Life (SEAL) is a two-day program in which students see firsthand what being an Aggie is all about. Seniors meet with current students, learn about admission, financial aid and housing, attend a Texas A&M University football game and spend the night in student housing.tamuarc.weebly.com

Spark Conference (9th – 12th Grade)
At its heart, the Texas A&M Spark Conference is an engineering design competition, with a strict focus on inspiring K-12 students to explore the field of engineering. Spark is an event hosted annually by the Texas A&M Student Engineers’ Council for K-12 students interested in engineering. The purpose of this conference is to increase student awareness, develop interest in engineering, and provide exposure to Texas A&M culture and tradition. The conference will host an impromptu design competition on-site for K-12 age groups, as well as a prebuilt team design competition, offered to high school teams only. The on-site competition is partnered with Texas A&M engineering societies and will feature a variety of engineering design challenges. spark.tamu.edu


Aggieland Saturday (FR, SO, JR, SR)
Join thousands of other prospective students and experience the spirit of Aggieland. Participate in group sessions about Texas A&M University's academic programs, admissions, scholarships and financial aid. Academic departments, colleges and student services provide information and host activities. admissions.tamu.edu/aggielandsaturday

High School Conference by Society Women Engineers (9th – 12th Grade)
Each February, over 150 high school students from across Texas and Louisiana gather at Texas A&M University for a two-day glimpse of opportunities in engineering and the College of Engineering. The conference is open to female and male high school students. On Friday, the first day of the conference, high school students attend engineering classes with current engineering students and participate in tours of research facilities on campus. At night, students are invited to dine at the scholarship banquet and hear from speakers such as engineering administration, corporate speakers, and the Texas A&M Yell Leaders. The following day, students choose 2-3 tours offered by individual engineering departments. In addition, a design competition is held to introduce students to the principles of team work and engineering problem solving. Companies often participate in the design process by providing case studies for students to solve. A program application is required. Please visit the web site for more information. swetamu.com

National Scholar Experience (SR)
National Scholar Experience is a program designed for admitted National Merit and National Hispanic Scholars.  Attendees of NSE will get a first-hand look at life on campus here at Texas A&M.  Participants will take part in information panels and be able to interact with current students; and will learn more on the next steps to enrolling at the university.

Parents' Weekend (Current Aggies)
Parents' Weekend allows the students to express their gratitude to those whom have impacted their lives. This is done through a number of events that show the parents' students at Texas A&M University the essence of the Aggie Family. parentsweekend.tamu.edu

Physics and Engineering Festival
The Department of Physics & Astronomy and the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University invite the public to an entertaining and informative event. People of all ages will find funny, puzzling, and fascinating hands-on experiments. Everyone is invited to participate.
With over 100 amazing, interactive physics demonstrations, specialized programs by age groups, and public lectures by prominent scientists and astronauts, it’s no surprise that over 4,000 visitors annually come from across the United States to join in the excitement! physicsfestival.tamu.edu​

SWE High School Conference (FR, SO, JR, SR)
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) hosts a two-day conference in which students interested in math, science and engineering see firsthand the opportunities available to them in the field of engineering. The conference is open to male and female high school students. swe.tamu.edu

Texas Junior Science & Humanities Symposium (9th – 12th Grade)
The Texas Junior Science & Humanities Symposium (TJSHS) are to promote original research and experimentation in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics at the high school level, and to publicly recognize students for outstanding achievement. Texas JSHS provides an opportunity for Texas high school students to present the results of their original research in a professional arena. Students who participate in the symposia also have the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas, interact with practicing researchers, and explore future academic and career opportunities. Texas JSHS Program is a research presentation event. tx.ag/TJSHS

Whoopin' Weekend (SO, JR, SR)
Whoopin' Weekend is a three-day program sponsored by the Aggie Recruitment Committee in which students visit a class, tour campus, attend a Yell Practice and cheer on the Aggie baseball team. tamuarc.weebly.com/whoopin-weekend.html


Aggieland Preview Day (SR)
Starting to look at colleges to apply to? If so, the Office of Admissions invites you to come for a quick visit to Texas A&M University on Saturday, July 15, 2017. Aggieland Preview Day is a half-day program designed for rising high school seniors interested in applying to Texas A&M University. Prospective students will attend academic college sessions, take a campus tour, and visit a dormitory. Space is limited and registration is required.

Aggie-STEM Summer Camp (middle & high school students)
The Aggie center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) hosts an annual summer camp for middle and high school students. The summer camp will provide students real world experiences in STEM education through STEM project based learning, improve SAT scores and provide a world class university experience with Texas A&M University professors in STEM fields. Students will attend non-credit STEM classes by TAMU professors, use 3D printers, Chemistry of Cosmetics, Safety Engineering, Construction Engineering, Circuit Design, Learn to use XtraNormal Animation Studio and Photo Story, Advanced Mathematics, Code and Coding Theory, Plant Biology, PSAT/SAT prep class, and a variety of social activities and local field trips. Students may choose from 3 different options, including the two-day camp options or the residence hall stay option. aggiestem.tamu.edu

Camp ARCH (SO, JR, SR)
Camp ARCH is a weeklong interdisciplinary experience that acquaints students with the study of and potential careers in architecture, visualization, construction science, landscape architecture and urban planning. camparch.tamu.edu

Camp BUILD: Building at Better Tomorrow (11th – 12th Grade)
Camp BUILD is a one-week high school summer camp for juniors and seniors. Students will have the opportunity to explore Civil Engineering as a major at Texas A&M University and experience the Aggie culture! Camp activities include design projects, departmental lab tours, and evening recreational opportunities. Please check the Camp BUILD website for application information. tx.ag/BUILD

ENGAGE Summer Camp (10th – 11th Grade)
The ENGAGE Summer Camp is a 6-day residential summer camp program designed to give high school students with an interest in science, mathematics and engineering an opportunity to explore engineering as a career. During the camp, students live on campus in modern residence halls, participate in group and panel discussions, see engineering activities in progress in laboratories and do a bit of engineering themselves by completing a design project. Camp counselors are with camp participants throughout the day and during the evenings. tx.ag/ENGAGE

ExpLORE (SR)
Exploring Leadership Opportunities and Rewards in Education (ExpLORE) highlights teacher education programs, leadership and career opportunities and courses of study in the teaching profession. education.tamu.edu/explore

Geosciences Exploration Summer Program (GeoX) (JR, SR)
Texas A&M University's College of Geosciences offers a free program to rising high school juniors and seniors interested in Geosciences. Participants will stay on campus, learn what it means to be an Aggie and discover world-wide career opportunities in the field. Admission is limited, and applicants are required to have a minimum 3.5 GPA and be in the top 10% of their graduating class, as well as provide supporting documentation. geox.tamu.edu

National Scholar Invitational (SR)
National Scholar Invitational is a program designed for high school students who have just finished their junior year and are on track to being recognized as a National Merit or National Hispanic Scholar.  NSI is a fast-paced two-day program that allows students to explore Texas A&M University's academic departments as well as experience student life first-hand.  The invitational is designed to help students gain knowledge about what it's like to be an Aggie, give them the opportunity to see the University at work as well as showcase the University's academic opportunities, traditions, and strong commitment to diversity.

Poultry Institute for Youth (JR, SR)
The Institute is a four-day enrichment camp for students with an interest in the poultry industry. Students will attend mini-lectures taught by Texas A&M University staff on topics such as anatomy, embryology, immunology, nutrition and processing. Students will also take field trips to a commercial layer facility and a local processing facility. posc.tamu.edu/texas-agrilife-poultry-extension-specialists/youth-programs

SMaRT Camp (middle & high school students)
SMaRT is a National Science Foundation supported two-week summer program at Texas A&M University. It is intended to facilitate interest in mathematics of advanced high school students. High school students of age 14-18, who are US citizens or permanent residents, are eligible to apply.
The camp will provide an intensive learning environment in mathematics, where high school students will learn not only useful mathematical facts, but also how to approach mathematical problems, prove mathematical statements, and write the results. math.tamu.edu/outreach/Camp

Summer Educational Enrichment in Math (SEE Math) Camp (6th - 8th Grade)
The SEE Math camp is a summer educational enrichment program geared for students who are gifted in mathematics and science, and allows them to build upon activities that they may have learned in school. see-math.math.tamu.edu

Summer Opportunities in Aerospace Research (SOAR) (11th – 12th Grade)
Camp SOAR is a five day summer camp designed to expose upcoming high school juniors and seniors with an interest in Aerospace Engineering to the research and facilities at Texas A&M University’s (TAMU) Department of Aerospace Engineering (AERO). During the week at TAMU, students will be able to explore the field though design projects and departmental tours. They will have the opportunity to interact with current students as well as world renowned faculty. A program application is required. Please check the program website for the application deadline. tx.ag/SOAR

Veterinary Enrichment Camp (JR, SR)
In this three-day program, participants explore the possibilities of veterinary medicine at Texas A&M University through hands-on experiences. vetmed.tamu.edu/bims/future/veterinary-enrichment-camp

* High school class denotes the year a student will begin after the summer programs. Students who have completed their freshman year are considered sophomores; those who have completed their sophomore year are considered juniors, etc.