Freshmen Aggies

International Student Services (ISS) would like to welcome our newest Aggie Freshmen to Texas A&M! We are here to help make your transition to college as simple, and successful, as possible. We encourage you to visit ISS with any comments, concerns or needs you may have. Our office is located in the Pavilion Room 110.

There are also some exciting opportunities geared toward first-year undergraduate students that we would like to share with you

Fish Camp is a four-day orientation program that welcomes the Freshman class to Texas A&M each year as an opportunity to have fun, make friends, and learn more about life at Texas A&M! There are eight sessions of Fish Camp, which all take place during the month of August.

Students interested in attending should register through the Fish Camp website at
Aggieland’s official Week of Welcome, Gig ‘Em Week, is full of opportunities for students to become familiar with the Texas A&M campus, fellow Aggies and the Bryan/College Station community! Free food is a common feature at Gig ‘Em Week events too. More information may be found by visiting or .

Before traveling outside of the US, please remember to have your I-20/DS2019 authorized for travel. All new students are issued “initial” immigration documents, but you will need a new immigration document marked “continued attendance at this school” and a travel signature issued by an ISS advisor to re-enter the U.S. A travel signature is valid for 12 months.

For details on requesting a travel signature form, visit here.
On-campus employment opportunities can be found here. If you do receive an on-campus job offer, be sure to submit your request for a Social Security Number (SSN) Endorsement from ISS. More information on SSNs can be found here.
Effective on January 1, 2010, incoming students who plan to live in University-owned accommodations will be required to provide either evidence of vaccination against bacterial meningitis or a signed affidavit declining the vaccination at least 10 days prior to their anticipated move-in date. Students will not receive a housing assignment nor will they be permitted to move in to their on-campus housing until one of these two documents is received by the Department of Residence Life. For the most up-to-date and detailed information about this requirement, please visit the Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Requirement webpage.
There are multiple new terms that come along with being a new international student at Texas A&M. To see a glossary of common terms used, click here.

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  Contact International Student Services today! You can schedule an appointment by calling 979-845-1824. You can also email us at (with subject: Aggie Fish).