ACADEMIC EVENTS & PROGRAMS
Many of the things you learn and the people you meet in Aggieland involve activities in your residential community.
Here are some of the academic initiative events and programs that occur regularly in our on-campus residences.
Academic Peer Mentors (APMs) live in the residence halls and apartments, and help other students succeed academically. The Academic Peer Mentor program is certified by the College Reading & Learning Association and extensively trains its mentors who offer a variety of academic support services. APMs offer guidance through academic programs and events including:
Academic Check-Ups – Academic Check-Ups are regular meetings between a resident and an APM where a student receives academic coaching. Let an APM help you stay on track academically to meet your goals in a course or for your major. Register today!
Office Hours – APMs are available online through eCampus and/or in-person in the Community Learning Centers on campus to discuss general academic issues with residents. No appointment or scheduling necessary.
Academic Skills Presentations – APMs offer weekly topic-based presentations that are meant to develop or expose residents to new study skills and techniques. Sessions include: time management, writing an “A” paper, learning styles, and more! Check your TAMU email for information or select Residence Life on our Event Registration System to view upcoming sessions.
eCampus: Academics in Residence – All on campus students have access to the “Academics in Residence” eCampus organization at ecampus.tamu.edu. This portal contains a programming schedule, glossary of academics terms, online chat sessions with APMs, online study assessments, and more!
Peer Panels – Peer Panels are events where upperclassmen and/or faculty and staff discuss an academic topic. Its an opportunity to share your academic story. Past panels have focused on study abroad, test preparation, overcoming academic probation and more.
Request a Program – The APMs are available to co-program, offer a program in their curriculum or design a program to meet your needs. Please submit a program request and a representative will be in touch.
Honoring Excellence is a formal ceremony in which Texas A&M University students are given the opportunity to nominate faculty and staff members for awards and recognizes on-campus students who have demonstrated academic and leadership excellence, including those who achieve Distinguished Student status (Student Rule 11). Visit the award ceremony’s page for more details.
Study Spectacular occurs at the end of each semester from 8am on Reading Day through 5:00pm on the last day of finals. Large meeting rooms are open 24/7 during this time frame in order to provide our on-campus residents with a quiet environment that is conducive to their studying. Some rooms that are opened include the Multipurpose Rooms in Hullabaloo Hall, the Commons, and White Creek Activity Center, as well as the Gardens CLC (Community Learning Center – formerly the Activity Center). Free coffee and snacks are provided throughout the event to keep you fueled for finals. Students from Engineering Honors will be available in some locations to provide moral support, assistance, and upperclass guidance!
Please refer to our Calendar for specific dates.
Hullabaloo Multipurpose Room (Room 117)
Hullabaloo 105 (Residential Tutors will be available Wednesday, May 2 from 5:00-9:00pm)
Commons Multipurpose Room (Room 109)
White Creek Activity Center Multipurpose Room
Gardens CLC (formerly the Gardens Activity Center)
Residence Life – Academic Support Initiatives is pleased to house the research team because of the many benefits the experience will offer students. Students who participate in an undergraduate research experience show greater gains in disciplinary knowledge, information literacy, communication skills, and a clarification of career paths (Lopato 2010). Studies by the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) at the University of Michigan and Nagda et al. (1998) found increased student success, retention, and graduation rates related to student researchers.
Learn more about the current assessment and research being conducted by the department or learn how to apply.