The Office of Student Success
Summer Programs

Start Strong!

Navigating the first year of university life can be daunting. This summer, the Center for Student Success at Texas A&M University—Kingsville is offering two new programs, each designed to help students face their worries and make a strong adjustment to college. Javelina Summer Bridge is a 10-day program aimed at students who are especially worried about being successful in college-level courses. Jump Start Your Success is a one-day program aimed at students who are nervous about making the transition to college.

Both programs are FREE but space is limited, so register now for the event that best suits you. (If you are unsure, register for both, and we will reach out to you to place you in the best program to fit your needs!)

Program Details

Javelina Summer Bridge

Aug. 8 – Aug. 17

COST: Free!

This is your opportunity to arrive on campus early and start using the resources and developing the skills to make the most of your college education. The faculty guidance and peer mentor support will ensure your early and ongoing college success. The Javelina Summer Bridge Program welcomes our newest Javelinas to campus with programs designed to help students in their transition to our campus. There is no cost to participate! This program will run from Aug. 8 through Aug. 17 and transition right into Javelina Camp from Aug. 17-20.

Let us help you craft a path to success at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. The Summer Bridge Program is organized into a learning community, joining students with a skilled team of faculty, staff, and student leaders. The goals are both academic and personal development for every student.

Enjoy the morning and take advantage of resources available to you on campus, like the Game Room or Student Rec Center, or finish any assignments from the Summer Bridge curriculum. Beginning mid-morning you will be learning new skills in math, reading and writing, as well as learning success strategies to succeed in your coursework. At the end of the program, you will also be given the opportunity to test out of developmental courses by taking the TSI placement test.

General Weekday Schedule:

Day One: On the first day, you will move into student housing in the morning, and hit the ground running with curriculum instruction beginning that afternoon. Your parents are invited to attend a farewell celebration lunch and then attend a parent orientation to learn a little bit more about the University.

Mornings:

7 a.m. – 9 a.m. Hot breakfast
9 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Enjoy an early workout at the Student Rec Center, read or study at Jernigan Library, visit our computer lab, schedule a meeting with an academic advisor, faculty member, or a student leader.

11 a.m. – 12:15 Class session one

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch break

Afternoon:

Academics: 1 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.

  • 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Class session two
  • 3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Class session three
  • 5:00 p.m. – 10 p.m. Dinner and evening activities

Evening:

Some of the activities being planned:

  • Drop off ceremony
  • Movie Nights
  • Intramural matches
  • Scavenger Hunt

Jump Start Your Success

Aug 21st

What to Expect

The Success Social assists new undergraduate students (First Time in College, Transfers, Commuters) in developing strategies, techniques, and relationships to thrive at Javelina Nation. Through workshops and activities, students will build connections with fellow students, faculty, and staff. Students will also gain knowledge that will prepare them to think, learn, and perform in ways that lead to success in college.

Why Attend?

  • Build a network. Meet and get advice from fellow students, faculty, and staff
  • Start off your semester with new study strategies that work
  • Explore your personal motivations and goals
  • Discover the resources and opportunities TAMUK offers
  • School Supply & Swag Give Away
  • Lunch will be provided

This one-day free interactive social focuses on student engagement and student success.