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Aggie Muster 2018

Aggie Muster is a tradition unique to Texas A&M University that embodies and perpetuates the Aggie Spirit. Celebrated on April 21st every year, Muster engages thousands of Aggies worldwide to honor and celebrate the Aggie Family – past, present, and future.

Family Weekend 2018

Family Weekend is a tradition that has existed at Texas A&M University since 1919. Texas A & M University prides itself on making its visitors feel welcome. The University has given parents and guests a special time to feel this warm greeting. Family Weekend has become our official "HOWDY!"


Course Registration Tips

Pre-registration for Summer and Fall 2018 courses will take place April 4 - April 20. Here are some tips to share with your student to ensure course registration goes smoothly.

Registration Time Tickets are typically available to view in Howdy after mid-March and provide the specific start/end dates & times when the student can pre-register for Summer and/or Fall.

Money Management Resources

How can the Money Education Center help my student?

The Money Education (ME) Center provides Aggie students with the education and resources they need to make smarter personal finance decisions during college so that they can lay a foundation of financial success for a lifetime. Through presentations, walk-in advising, private appointments, online resources, and the 3 credit hour Foundations of Money Education course, the ME Center teaches Aggies about budgeting, saving and banking, building credit, investing, buying a car and home, and more.

Spring Break 2018: March 12-16

With Spring Break right around the corner, it is important to make sure your student is prepared for the week away from Aggieland. We hope these tips will help spark conversations with your student regarding their Spring Break plans so they can have fun and return to Aggieland safely!

Staying Healthy When Stress Arrives

Virus and flu season is upon us! With finals arriving soon, it’s especially important for students to take steps that will keep them healthy. Here are some practical tips to keep the immune system in shape so students can fight off seasonal health issues.

Get more sleep:

Preparations Before Heading Home

As the semester comes to a close, students will be leaving their residence halls, houses, and apartments for a few weeks to make an extended visit home. It’s crucial for students to secure their residence and belongings before leaving campus or the Bryan-College Station area. Below are a few compiled tips to ensure a safe and secure winter break:

Welcoming Students Home After Their First Semester

Like many families whose students had recently begun their first year at A&M, I was anxious to see my son over the break and couldn’t wait to hear about how the fall went. I quickly found out that his number one priority was to catch up on sleep!

2017 Aggie Gift Guide

We know you may be searching for the perfect gift to give your Aggie, so we asked some of our students to share the A&M-inspired items on their wish lists. Use this guide to find the right gifts for all of the Aggies in your life!


For Aggies who want to relax in style:

Texas A&M Hammock

A Family's Challenges During the First Year

During our daughter’s first semester at A&M, we didn’t anticipate the new struggles she would encounter as she transitioned into college life. She began facing challenges in areas that previously came easily to her. She had always performed well in school and wasn’t accustomed to spending much time studying. When college began, she found herself underperforming in her classes and unsure of how to respond. It was a new challenge both for her and us.


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