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New Student Orientation

Undergraduate Orientation

Welcome to the Javelina Family!


We are excited to welcome you to our family and to introduce you to Javelina Nation!

Javelina Tradition begins with new student orientation where the excitement of starting your college journey is multiplied by the new friends you make, the staff you meet, the classes you register for, the campus tours you take and the Javelina Pride you display! The activities you will participate in and the people you will meet at orientation will set the tone for your first semester as a Javelina. It's an event you don’t want to miss!

At orientation, you can expect to: 

  • Discover ways to get involved in student and campus life
  • Experience Javelina Pride
  • Explore academic programs
  • Interact and bond with new and current students
  • Learn about academic support and campus resources
  • Learn about Texas A&M University-Kingsville's rich traditions
  • Learn your way around our beautiful campus
  • Meet faculty and staff
  • Meet with an academic advisor who will guide you through course selections and registration for your first semester

First Time in College Students 

Our first time in college orientation is designed to help new students who have 11 or less transferable college credits earned after high school graduation successfully transition to Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

Orientation dates for Summer 2019

  • May 13

Orientation dates for Fall 2019 ("-" are two day events)

  • June: 10-11, 17-18, 20-21, 24-25, 27-28
  • July: 22-23
  • August: 1-2, 16

Register Today!

Transfer Students 

Our transfer student orientation is designed to help new students who have more than 12 transferable college credits after high school graduation successfully transfer to Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

Orientation dates for Summer 2019

  • April 26
  • May 30

Orientation dates for Fall 2019

  • June 13
  • July 18
  • August 15

Register Today!

International Students

We are delighted that you are joining the Javelina Nation!  TAMUK is committed to your success as an active member of the international Javelina family.  Therefore, you are strongly encouraged to arrive early--at least ten days or two weeks before classes start.  This will give you time to adjust from travel, become familiar with your new surroundings, and provide adequate time to make arrangements for banking and housing.

International Student Orientation is where the Javelina tradition really starts!  It is a vital step toward successful transition into your new “home away from home”!  Orientation provides important information regarding your stay as a student, campus resources, and services in the community.  A few of the topics discussed will be academic expectations, immigration regulations, programs, safety, and support services at TAMUK. 

Log-in to your Blue & Gold Connection to register for International Student Orientation!

*Undergraduate Freshman International Students must also attend New Student Orientation.  To register, email:  orientation@tamuk.edu for further instructions.  In addition, undergraduate students must register for and attend International Student Orientation as noted above.  If you are an undergraduate transfer student (from one U.S. institution into TAMUK), please register for Transfer Student Orientation.