Student Transitions

New Student Orientation

The New Student Orientation Program is designed to provide students with information to assist in a successful transition to Texas A&M University-San Antonio. At orientation students will receive information on academic expectations, university policies, campus resources, and involvement opportunities from various departments around campus. Returning students whose orientation completion date is over a year old will be required to complete orientation. New Student Orientation must be completed prior to registering for classes.

  • Freshman New Student Orientation:
    • Freshman orientation is for students who have not attended college since earning a high school degree or GED.
    • Freshman orientation is a two day in-person orientation. Students will select their orientation date via JagWire. Dates for Summer and Fall admits will open March 1st and dates for Spring admits will open September 1st.
    • A nonrefundable $75 orientation fee is required to secure your orientation date. Payment can be made online or in-person at Student Business Services.
    • No refunds will be issued for students who do not enroll at A&M-San Antonio.

Students who are over the age of 30 by the first day of classes, in the semester they are applying for, are exempt from freshman orientation requirements but must complete transfer orientation requirements. If you meet this stipulation and would like to follow the transfer orientation requirements, please call Student Transition and Family Engagement at 210-784-1452 or email nso@tamusa.edu.

  • Transfer, Freshmen Transfer, and Graduate New Student Orientation:
    • Transfer, Freshmen Transfer and graduate orientation is for students who have:
      • earned college credit hours, determined at the point of admission, and attended college since earning a high school degree or GED, or
      • attended college since earning a high school degree or GED and have 29 or less college credit hours, or 
      • applied to earn a Master’s degree.
    • Transfer and graduate orientation will be completed online.
    • Students will register for online orientation via JagWire.
    • A nonrefundable $75 orientation fee is required prior to starting online. Payment can be made online or in-person at Student Business Services.
    • No refunds will be issued for students who do not enroll at A&M-San Antonio.

JagX

JagX jump starts a student’s transition to college and prepares our new Jaguars for the life-changing experiences that lie ahead. As a key part of the professional journey, the A&M-SA JagX contributes to retention efforts by introducing our new undergraduates to university expectations and culture though an emphasis on the professional, intellectual, and life skills that will enable participants to be successful as university students. This week long experience, held prior to first day of class, will allow our students to meet fellow jaguars, interact with faculty and staff, and feel a connection to our university. JagX is mandatory for all, incoming first-year students.

Failure to attend JagX will result in a class registration hold on the student’s account.