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February 10, 2014

Texas A&M Hosts Campus Wide Open House Saturday

Aggieland Saturday“One day. One place. Aggieland” is the theme for “Aggieland Saturday”, set for Saturday (Feb. 15) when Texas A&M University will open its campus to an estimated 10,000 prospective students and parents during the annual campus-wide open house, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

At “Aggieland Saturday,” organizers say prospective students and their families can tour campus and learn more about Texas A&M. High school students and prospective transfer students also are encouraged to participate in interactive demonstrations and learn about individual colleges, departments and majors, admission, financial aid, student life and the Bryan-College Station community. Activities are free and designed to be self-guided, so participants can focus on their particular areas of interest.

Because “Aggieland Saturday” is designed to be self-guided, each academic college and several student services offices have planned fun and informational sessions throughout the day, they add.

To help visitors move around campus and take maximum advantage of the day’s opportunities, Texas A&M’s Division of Marketing & Communications stands ready to help. For example, prospective students and their families can easily navigate the campus using their smart phones by downloading the free Texas A&M mobile app, TAMUmobile, here.  With the maps application of TAMUmobile, visitors can easily access their exact location, search for a building and pinpoint its address.

The Appelt Aggieland Visitor Center in Rudder Tower has tours planned during the day so that prospective students can meet with faculty or advisers from the academic colleges, learn about majors and academic programs, meet current students and visit libraries and computer labs. While these tours are structured for each area of interest, students are also free to visit different areas of campus on their own.

While registration is not required, officials say it is encouraged to help ensure that visitors are accommodated to the fullest extent possible. Aggieland Saturday activities are free except for meals and parking.

“The event is set up in a ‘build your own schedule’ format so that the student can take a campus tour, view the residence halls, meet with academic departments, and get valuable admissions and financial aid information,” said assistant director Meredith Ramirez. “It’s the one day where the entire campus opens its doors to all those interested in Texas A&M.”

Aggieland Saturday is sponsored by the Office of Admissions and The Association of Former Students.

Visit here for a complete schedule of events and join the #AgSat conversation

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Media Contact: Meredith Ramirez, Office of Admissions, at (979) 458-0974 or meredith-t-ramirez@tamu.edu or Tura King, Division of Marketing & Communications, at (979) 845-4670 or tura-king@tamu.edu

February 4, 2013

Texas A&M To Host Aggieland Saturday, A Campus-Wide Open House

On Saturday, February 16, 2013, Texas A&M University will host Aggieland Saturday 2013 for prospective students and their families from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Aggieland Saturday is an annual campus-wide open house in which prospective students tour campus and have an opportunity to learn more about Texas A&M. High school students and prospective transfer students are encouraged to participate in interactive demonstrations and learn about academics, admission, financial aid, student life and the Bryan-College Station community. Activities are free and designed to be self-guided, so participants can focus on their particular areas of interest.

“The event is set up in a ‘build your own schedule’ format so that the student can take a campus tour, view the residence halls, meet with academic departments, and get valuable admissions and financial aid information,” said assistant director, Meredith Ramirez. “It’s the one day where the entire campus opens its doors to all those interested in Texas A&M.”

Aggieland Saturday is sponsored by the Office of Admissions and The Association of Former Students.

Visit the Aggieland Saturday website for more information. To follow Aggieland Saturday activities on Twitter, use #AgSat.

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Media contact: Meredith Ramirez, Office of Admissions, at (979) 458-0974 or meredith-t-ramirez@tamu.edu

February 15, 2012

Texas A&M Providing Navigating Help For “Aggieland Saturday” Visitors

It’s a common sight on college campuses in the spring – a high school senior and his or her parents checking out the school before applying to attend. This Saturday (Feb. 18) Texas A&M University is expected to host  an estimated 10,000 such prospective students and parents during “Aggieland Saturday,” the university’s annual campus-wide open house that provides them the opportunity to examine and experience a variety of academic and related programs and activities in a quick and efficient manner.

To help visitors move around campus and take maximum advantage of the day’s opportunities, Texas A&M’s Division of Marketing & Communications stands ready to help. For example, prospective students and their families can easily navigate the campus using their smart phones by downloading the free Texas A&M mobile app, TAMUmobile.  With the maps application of TAMUmobile, visitors can easily access their exact location, search for a building and pinpoint its address.

Visitors also can get valuable information by going to the Facebook event for Aggieland Saturday here.

To also get the most out of their time on campus, visitors can download and follow Texas A&M on foursquare. Foursquare is a free service that is accessible from smartphones and other mobile devices. It enables students and visitors to explore the campus and surrounding neighborhoods while sharing information about their favorite places. Users can use their phone to “check in” at different places they visit on campus.

Texas A&M is utilizing foursquare during Aggieland Saturday to enhance the experience for those attending through venues, tips and specials throughout the day. Attendees will also be able to earn the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Badge which will entitle them to a free gift from Texas A&M. To participate in foursquare, download foursquare and follow Texas A&M here.

The Appelt Aggieland Visitor Center in Rudder Tower has tours planned during the day, which will be led by members of the Aggie Experience Council. Prospective students can also watch videos about academics, student life, Texas A&M history and traditions in the visitor center’s theatre.

While these tours are structured for each area of interest, students are also free to visit different areas of campus on their own.  A variety of group sessions will provide information about admissions, financial aid, student services, student organizations and student traditions, organizers note.

Because Aggieland Saturday is designed to be self-guided so participants can focus on their specific areas of interest, each academic college and several student services offices have planned fun and informational sessions throughout the day, say officials with the Office of Admissions.

While registration is not required to participate in Aggieland Saturday, officials note that it is encouraged to help ensure that visitors are accommodated to the fullest extent possible. Aggieland Saturday activities are free except for meals and parking.

For more information, including registration and a schedule of events planned for the day, go here or contact the Prospective Student Center at (979) 458-0950, or email admissions@tamu.edu. For a map of parking areas designated for “Aggieland Saturday,” go here.

February 15, 2012

Texas A&M And UT Join Forces To Promote Geosciences

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A DIG Texas student examines a fish.

Texas A&M University’s College of Geosciences has teamed up with the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin and the American Geophysical Union Office of Education and Career Services in a project to improve geoscience education for Texas high school students.

The project, funded by the National Science Foundation, is known as “Diversity and Innovation for Geosciences in Texas” (DIG Texas). Led by the university’s two geosciences deans — Kate C. Miller at Texas A&M and Sharon Mosher at the Jackson School — the group has worked together to establish a community of geoscientists and educators across Texas.

“The collaboration is designed to improve opportunities at the graduate and undergraduate level by joining geosciences departments across Texas into a coherent network, and also to work toward improved geosciences literacy among Texas high school science teachers,” says Eric M. Riggs, assistant dean of Texas A&M’s College of Geosciences.

The University of Texas has a model earth and space science “capstone course” that is an option to fulfill the fourth year of science required for graduation under the state’s recommended graduation plan, explains Kathy Ellins, a geoscience education researcher at the Jackson School of Geosciences’ Institute for Geophysics.

“DIG Texas aims to boost the capacity of Texas schools to offer Earth and space science through effective teacher professional development programs that provide highly qualified earth science teachers,” she adds.

More details regarding the project are available here.

The two universities also will jointly host educators from across the state as part of long-established student recruitment programs. Texas A&M’s event is Aggieland Saturday, an open house scheduled for Feb. 18 offering information session, campus tours and other help for prospective students and their parents.

DIG Texas network representatives will be at Texas A&M Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17-18, for Aggieland Saturday and to learn more about the university’s graduate and undergraduate programs, meet geosciences faculty and talk to current students. Some of the DIG Texas group also will bring students with them.

In return, Texas A&M will participate in the University of Texas’ recruitment weekend, planned for March.

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DIG Texas participants study together.

Organizers with the College of Geosciences say this collaboration gives Texas A&M the opportunity to showcase its collective programs and present a unified vision of the geosciences in Texas.

They add that the partnering universities have the flagship geosciences programs in Texas and are recognized nationally and internationally for excellence in both science and education. In addition, the American Geophysical Union sets a national standard of excellence in geosciences research and education.

Both institutions have long histories of initiatives to enhance diversity in geosciences, officials note, and DIG Texas representatives say they expect to lead to a network of professionals excited about working for a more diverse and better prepared population of students entering geosciences.

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Media contact: Karen Riedel, College of Geosciences, at (979) 845-0910; Tura King, Division of Marketing &Communications, at (979) 845-4670; Eric M. Riggs at (979) 845-3651; Kathy Ellins, Jackson School of Geosciences, UT-Austin

February 3, 2012

Aggieland Saturday Set For Feb. 18

Aggieland Saturday“One day. One place. Aggieland” is the theme for this year’s Aggieland Saturday, set for Feb. 18. On that day, Texas A&M University will open its campus to an estimated 10,000 prospective students and parents during the annual campus-wide open house.

The event offers all interested students and their families an opportunity to meet current students, tour campus residence halls, visit libraries and computer labs and see what opportunities Texas A&M has to offer.

Sponsored by the Office of Admissions, Aggieland Saturday is open to all prospective students, including both high school and transfer students.

While on campus for the day, visitors can learn more about the university’s academic colleges and the majors they offer. A variety of group sessions will provide information about admissions, financial aid, student services, student organizations and student traditions, organizers note.

Because Aggieland Saturday is designed to be self-guided so participants can focus on their specific areas of interest, each academic college and several student services offices have planned fun and informational sessions throughout the day, they add.

While registration is not required, officials say it is encouraged to help ensure that visitors are accommodated to the fullest extent possible. Aggieland Saturday activities are free except for meals and parking.

For more information, including registration and a schedule of events planned for the day, go here or contact the Prospective Student Center at (979) 458-0950, or email admissions@tamu.edu. For a map of parking areas designated for “Aggieland Saturday,” go here.

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Media contact: Tura King, News & Information Services, at (979) 845-4670

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