Student Life at Texas A&M
Whether you live on or off campus, Aggieland will become your home away from home. Through on-campus housing, dining, transportation, recreational sports, entertainment and more, Texas A&M University offers everything you need to thrive outside the classroom.
The Texas A&M Athletics department is committed to building champions through academic achievement, athletic excellence and a national recognition of student-athletes, teams and programs. Texas A&M is a proud member of the Southeastern Conference
, with more than 650 students competing at the NCAA Division 1-A level in 20 varsity sports. Whether it’s catching a Fightin’ Texas Aggie Football game at Kyle Field, cheering on the Aggie Baseball team at Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park or joining the crowd at Reed Arena, home of A&M’s men’s and women’s basketball teams, there is no greater way to experience the tradition of the 12th Man or the excitement of SEC athletics than to attend an Aggie home game.
From sandwich and coffee shops to all-you-can-eat buffets and fast food favorites, University Dining
offers something for every taste. On- and off-campus students can choose from a variety of cost-saving and convenient meal plans or pay as you go. University Dining is committed to wellness and accommodates for food allergies and special diets and provides vegan and vegetarian options. Additionally, special emphasis is also placed on sustainability through recycling, resource conservation and waste reduction.
Texas A&M is committed to making on-campus housing
a priority for students by providing safe, sustainable and supportive housing options. Living on campus is convenient and has proven advantages — especially for new students — including higher GPAs, better retention and higher four-year graduation rates. Our living communities are welcoming, inclusive and focused on student engagement, learning and development.
Stay Well, Do WellStudent Health Services
exists to advance student development and academic success by providing personalized and evidence-based healthcare to Aggies. Services include a medical clinic, women’s clinic, EMS, laboratory, nutrition services, pharmacy, physical therapy, preventative medicine and radiology. Whether it’s filling a prescription or addressing mental health concerns, Student Health Services is committed to making sure Aggies stay well and do well.
Texas A&M has one of the nation’s largest campuses at more than 5,200 acres, but getting around
is not a problem, thanks to our Aggie Spirit buses, a fleet of 80 university-owned buses that travel more than 1.8 million miles each year. If you’ve got just a few minutes between classes but a long way to go, our on-campus buses are the quickest and most efficient way to get there.
Additionally, Texas A&M offers a variety of alternative transportation options to get you around campus and beyond. From bike share to rideshare, Zipcar and even an out-of-town shuttle, we will help you get where you need to be.
Texas A&M is known as one of the nation’s friendliest college campuses, but that doesn’t mean we don’t take your safety seriously. The Texas A&M University Police Department
provides law enforcement and security services, and the Code Maroon
emergency notification system will provide you with text, RSS, Twitter or email notifications in the event of a campus emergency. There are 145 emergency phones
located throughout campus. Additionally, members of the Corps of Cadets provide a free, 24-hour escort. You can find the number for the Corps Escorts (as well as the number to other resources, including Car-Pool and the Student Counseling Helpline) on the back of every Texas A&M student ID.
Memorial Student Center
The Memorial Student Center
(MSC) is the hub of student life on campus. Whether you’re looking to grab a meal, study, enjoy an art gallery or even take a nap between classes, the MSC is the place to be. The MSC is also a department dedicated to providing students with academic, cultural awareness, leadership and arts programs.
The MSC serves as a living memorial, dedicated to honoring Aggies who lost their lives serving during war. As such, those who enter the building should remove their hats. Visitors are also asked not to walk on the grass surrounding the facility as a sign of respect to fallen Aggies.
Fish Camp, Aggie Transition Camps and Grad Camp
Dedicated to providing incoming freshmen a smooth transition to college life as an Aggie, Fish Camp
is the largest student-led extended orientation program in the nation. Transition Camps
include T-Camp and Howdy Camp for transfers. Grad Camp
is organized for graduate students. Venture Camps
are outdoor orientations hosted by the Department of Recreational Sports. All orientation camps are designed to help you get to know our history and traditions, make lasting friendships and find your place in the Aggie Family before classes even begin.
1,100+ Student Organizations
Cultivate your interests and passions, become a leader and make new friends by joining a student organization
. With more than 1,100 official student organizations on campus to choose from and with interests ranging from gaming to Greek life to student government, there is something for everyone at Texas A&M.
Corps of Cadets
The Texas A&M Corps of Cadets
is the largest, oldest and most visible student organization and leadership training program at Texas A&M University. The Corps of Cadets is nationally known for producing young people of character who are fully prepared to lead in our communities, our state and our nation. While most cadet graduates pursue a career in the public and private sectors, the Corps of Cadets consistently commissions more officers than any institution other than the service academies.
In the Community
Aggies are committed to serving the local community, from participating in service projects, tutoring and mentoring students, walking to fight cancer and building houses for those in need. One of the most notable ways Aggies serve the community is through the annual Big Event
, the nation’s largest one-day, student-run service project. One Saturday every March, Aggies fan out through the Bryan-College Station community, completing projects such as yard work, window cleaning, painting and more. On average, more than 20,000 students participate in the Big Event.
Other ways Aggies get involved include Aggie Replant
and Aggie Habitat for Humanity
. On Replant Day, hundreds of Aggies unite to plant trees around the local community. As part of A&M’s chapter of the national home-building charity organization Habitat for Humanity, student volunteers join the effort to provide housing for families in need.