An essential part of being an Aggie is keeping up with age-old traditions and values. Odds are, you have probably tried to familiarize yourself with the various annual university-wide events and even those specific to colleges, but there’s just so much going on it’s hard to keep track. Every year the Office of Admissions presents Aggieland Saturday for prospective students and their families, which will be held this year on February 11.
This event is self-navigated to allow prospective students and their families to acquaint themselves with the campus and its atmosphere. Dorms, libraries and department buildings will be open for tours, and current graduates and undergraduates will also be available to answer inquiries. Registration for the event and for tours is not required, but it is recommended that attendees check the schedule beforehand on the Office of Admissions website.
During and after sessions, admissions counselors will be available to answer questions about financial aid, scholarships and other general admission questions. The Association of Former Students also encourages families to visit the Alumni Center to view photos on display and the Aggie Ring exhibit. Get inspired by the story of Aggie gold that started in 1980 and become a part of the traditions yourself.
Various colleges within the university will be open for tours, presentations and interactive activities. More information can be found online on each college’s individual page. The Corps of Cadets and the Aggie Band will also host families on the Quad, with a special appearance from the First Lady of Aggieland, Miss Rev. The Corps does encourage attendees to fill out their registration page online, through which prospective students can receive emails regarding schedules.
The schedule of events will begin at approximately 9am and run through approximately 5. The schedule is also available on the Texas A&M mobile app and lists events specific to each college, as well as general events. Though registration is not required for Aggieland Saturday, attendees should plan parking beforehand so you’re not scrambling to find a spot. The event is also free of charge, but visitors should bring money for lunch, parking and getting outfitted in some new Aggie gear.
So plan your day accordingly, and let Aggies introduce you and your family to a welcoming and eventful Saturday on campus.