International Welcome Party

Howdy and welcome to the Aggie family!

All new international students are invited to join International Student Services and The Association of Former Students for the International Welcome Party. This social gathering will be a great opportunity to meet other new students and ISS staff. There will be food, music, dancing, games, and door prizes. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore the best that the Student Recreation Center has to offer, including the outdoor swimming pool, a climbing wall, indoor courts for soccer, racquetball, basketball, table tennis, and much more. Best of all, this event is FREE to attend.


  • Upon entering the event, all attendees will (1) submit a complete waiver, (2) sign in, and then (3) obtain a wristband as evidence that they have completed the sign-in process. Upon exiting the event, all attendees will receive a t-shirt!
  • ALL party attendees are required to complete and sign a waiver in order to participate in the event. You are encouraged to complete the waiver ahead of time and bring it with you in order to make the sign-in process as fast as possible. Printed waivers will be available on site as well. Access the International Welcome Party Waiver.
  • ALL party attendees will need to abide by the Rec Center facility policies. View all Rec Center Policies. A few highlights include:
    • Closed-toed shoes must be worn at all times in order to participate in any court activities.
    • All children (ages 17 and under) must be accompanied by a parent/guardian of 18 years of age or older at all times.
  • Pizza, cookies and water will be served. Do not bring any outside food or drinks. Vegan and vegetarian pizza options will be available.
  • Party attendees will have access to locker rooms for changing clothes, if needed. Day-use lockers will be available throughout the facility for storing items, if needed.
  • Neither Rec Sports nor ISS are responsible for any lost or stolen items.
  • Additional information about transportation has been added below!
Party Details

  • Who: You and all new international students!
  • What: A party to welcome all new international students to Texas A&M University
  • When: Friday, January 9, 8:30 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Where: Student Recreation Center
  • Why: Get connected to the campus community, meet other new Aggies, and explore the amazing recreation center!
  • How: Register online!(Click on ‘TAMU Login’ and enter your NetID and Password.)
Check out our photos from last year on Facebook!

Getting There

Learn more about the Student Recreation Center!
The Student Recreation Center is located on main campus in College Station, Texas. It can be found on the interactive campus map at or by searching ‘SREC’ at Student Recreation Center has been undergoing renovations and therefore is surrounded on several sides with construction fences. We will have volunteers stationed outside of the fences to direct you to the front entrance!


If you live on campus, it may be most convenient for you to walk to this event. However, you are encouraged to consider the transportation options listed below, particularly since this is an evening event.


There are several parking options very close to the Student Recreation Center. Parking is available for free after 5:00pm to all guests in lot 100 in Reed Arena.
Please make sure not to park in any of the pay-by-number parking spaces as these are reserved spaces.

Paid visitor parking is also available in the West Campus Garage on the corner of John Kimbrough Blvd and Olsen Blvd. Call Transportation Services at 979-845-9700 for specific prices and restrictions. Visit for a map of the parking lots available for use during the International Welcome Party.

Need transportation?

Texas A&M buses will still be operating on a limited break schedule on January 9th and most routes will end operation at approximately 6:00pm that evening. As a result, ISS is organizing special bus transportation for this event. ISS will not be able to provide transportation to and from all off-campus bus stops and instead will be providing 4 limited route options.

Here are the four bus routes for the Spring 2015 International Welcome Party:

If the bus routes provided will not accommodate you, please consider contacting a local taxi cab company to provide your transportation for this event.

Volunteer Information

International Welcome Party is not possible without the help of our student and community volunteers! You do not have to be associated with Texas A&M University in order to volunteer for this event.

Volunteer tasks may include but are not limited to assisting with the attendee registration process, helping attendees navigate the venue, and distributing refreshments to attendees. You are welcome and encouraged to sign up for more than one timeslot in the registration link below!

Please register to volunteer at the event here:


last updated: 04/2014
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