Island Day

Come test the waters at the Island University!

To see the answers to some of our frequently asked questions, simply click on the question of your choice. If you do not find the answer to your question here, please contact the Office of New Student Programs.

What is Island Day?
Island Day is Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi's campus preview day, designed specifically for prospective undergraduate students and their families to get a first-hand look at what it takes to become an Islander.

When is Island Day?
Island Days take place on designated Saturdays during the Fall and Spring semesters. Programs for this academic year will take place on the following dates.

October 5, 2016
November 5, 2016
February 4, 2017
April 1, 2017

Who should attend Island Day?
Any prospective undergraduate student is encouraged to attend Island Day. Island Day is a family event, so feel free to bring the whole family!

How do I register for an Island Day program?
You can register online by click here, or give us a call at 361.825.8687.

What does it cost to attend Island Day?
The total cost to attend Island Day is $10.00 per person, which is used to cover meals and program materials.

How do I submit payment for my Island Day reservation?
Payments for Island Day on accepted on the day of your program. You may pay by check, money order, or cash. We do not accept credit card payments.

Please note: once your Island Day program has passed, our university will not process any payment refunds.

Can I submit payment for my Island Day reservation via the web?
No, due to stringent security standards upheld by the University, payment for your Island Day reservation can only be submitted by postage mail or in person. Please note: Once received, our University cannot process any payment refunds for Island Day.

How long does Island Day last?
Island Day is an all-day program, lasting approximately from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For specific information on presentations and events, please refer to our Schedule of events page.

Where can I look at a schedule of events for Island Day?
You may access a tentative schedule of events for Island Day on our Schedule of events page. A final schedule of events will be provided to all participants upon check-in. Online schedules are subject to change without notice.

Is transportation available to/from Island Day? Does the university provide overnight accommodations?
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is not currently able to provide transportation to and from Island Day, nor are we able to provide overnight accommodations for students and their guests. For your convenience, we have prepared a list of area hotels located in close proximity to the Island University, as well as driving directions from the Corpus Christi International Airport and other locations within the state of Texas. Please refer to our Travel Accommodations page for more information.

Do I need a special permit to park on campus for Island Day?
No, program participants will not be required to display any special parking permit in order to park on campus for Island Day. Island Day parking is available in the Bayside Parking Garage.
"Free parking is available on any surface parking lot. You can pay to park in the Bayside Parking Garage if you prefer covered parking."

Do I need to register for Island Day to attend?
Though we do prefer you register in advance, it is not required that you register for Island Day to attend. However, registration prior to attendance does allow our staff the ability to prepare for your arrival and better serve you and your guests during your visit. To register for Island Day, please visit our Registration page.

What if I registered for a program and need to change or re-schedule/cancel my registration?
If you need to make any changes to your current registration, or if you need to cancel your registration entirely, please contact our office. Do NOT re-submit your registration, as this will result in processing errors.

I will require additional assistance at Island Day. How do I make these arrangements?
If you have a disability and require any additional assistance at Island Day, please contact the office by phone to discuss arrangements for your visit. All requests must be submitted at least two weeks prior to your visit while we try to accommodate most requests, we cannot guarantee we will be able to meet all requests.

How is Island Day different from New Student Orientation?
Island Day is an optional campus preview event for prospective students. New Student Orientation is a required program for students who have been admitted to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and who have a desire to enroll for classes at the institution. A large part of New Student Orientation is advising and registration.

So, what do I get out of attending Island Day?
Students and guests who attend Island Day get an opportunity to take a campus tour with our Island Ambassadors, learn about the University's top-rated programs, explore their academic interests with our University's outstanding faculty, learn about the various services provided to our students, discover the many ways to get involved at the University, and speak with admissions counselors, financial assistance representatives, and on-campus housing associates. All attendees will also get one of our official Island Day T-shirts.

I am a school counselor interested in bringing a group of students to Island Day. How do I go about registering our group to attend?
During Island Day we only allow high school junior and senior groups to attend. All other groups are advised to schedule a regular group tour. Please contact our offices at 361.825.8687 if you are interested in bringing a group of prospective students to Island Day.

What if I can't attend Island Day?
If you cannot attend one of our scheduled Island Days, we highly encourage you to look into scheduling a guided tour of the campus. For more information on campus tours, click here.