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Posted: 6/16/22

TAMIU Dusty Camp, Transfer and Parent Orientation Sessions Set for June, July

 

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Before beginning the Fall 2022 semester at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU), incoming freshman and transfer students will take part in a time-honored campus tradition.

Affectionately known as Dusty Camp, the two-day student orientation experience focuses on helping incoming students learn more about University services, academic expectations, and receive a first-hand experience of student life on campus.

Students who haven’t registered for Dusty Camp can still sign up online by visiting https://go.tamiu.edu/dustycamp.

To date, some 1,205 students are registered to attend.

Five Dusty Camps are expected to take place throughout the summer months, with sessions scheduled for:

  • Dusty Camp I: Monday, June 27 and Tuesday, June 28
  • Dusty Camp II: Monday, July 11 and Tuesday, July 12
  • Dusty Camp III: Thursday, July 21 and Friday, July 22
  • Dusty Camp IV: Thursday, July 28 and Friday, July 29
  • Dusty Camp V: Thursday, Aug. 4 and Friday, Aug. 5

Dusty Camp is led by Student Orientation Leaders (OLs), who help guide students throughout their Dusty Camp experience.

This year’s OLs are Fatima Barrera, Elena Cano, Jorge Chacon, Daniella Delgado, Arizbeth Espinoza, Jesús Galaviz, Austin García, Agustin Guzman, Alicia Huerta, Glenys Maldonado, Abigaely Perez, Daniel Perez, Yelenis Pino Del Barrio, Derly Rojo, Mónica Urias, Mayela Villarreal and Christopher Zavala.

“We are excited to welcome the Class of 2026 with their first signature event at TAMIU: Dusty Camp. This innovative, two-day experience allows for our incoming class to develop their five senses of student success for their first year and beyond: their sense of capability, connectedness, purpose, resourcefulness, and understanding of our academic culture,” said Dr. Nicholas Hudson, Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement director.

Through Dusty Camp, students will develop meaningful connections with their peers and the University as they begin their University experience, Hudson reiterated.

“Students build lifelong friendships and experience TAMIU traditions, thereby leading to an increased affinity for the University and aiding in their overall retention and degree completion. Not only is Dusty Camp memorable and a highlight of their time at TAMIU, but it is also purposefully structured to allow students to create their own unique TAMIU experience. Students leave equipped with connections to faculty and staff, an understanding of available resources and an appreciation for TAMIU that we hope lasts a lifetime,” Hudson explained. 

Dustdevil Transition, a one-day orientation session aimed at preparing students who are transferring to the University from another higher education institution, is also scheduled to take place.

The transfer session is happening Friday, July 8. Transfer students should sign up by visiting https://go.tamiu.edu/transfer-orientation.  

In-person parent and family-only orientation sessions are also scheduled and will be delivered in both English and Spanish. Session topics include learning more about financial aid, campus safety and student success. All sessions take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Six parent and family-orientation sessions are expected to take place during the following dates:

  • Monday, June 27 (English)
  • Monday, July 11 (English)
  • Thursday, July 21 (English and Spanish)
  • Thursday, July 28 (English)
  • Thursday, Aug. 4 (English)
  • Thursday, Aug. 18 (English and Spanish)

Parents and families can register for the upcoming sessions by visiting https://go.tamiu.edu/parent-orientation.  

TAMIU’s Fall 2022 Registration is now underway. For detailed registration information, visit https://news.tamiu.edu/fall22

Classes begin Monday, Aug. 22, 2022. Late registration ends Friday, Aug. 26.

For more information on Dusty Camp, contact the Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement at 956.326.2280, email sole@tamiu.edu or visit offices in the University Success Center, suite 224.

University news and information can also be found online at tamiu.edu and on TAMIU’s social channels on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.