Pre-Orientation Checklist

Hoggie Days is a fun and informational event, and we want it to be efficient, effortless and beneficial for both students and parents so they can make the most of their Hoggie Days experience. In an effort to help parents and students prepare for their Hoggie Days session, we have created pre-orientation student and parent checklists.

Review Student Code of Conduct

As an accepted student to Texas A&M-Kingsville, you should review the Student Code of Conduct which does apply while you are on campus for orientation.  You’ll find our Code of Conduct in our Student Handbook (page 36).

Student Checklist

Submit Final Transcripts/Admission Test Scores

Be sure to submit your final high school transcript complete with any advanced placement scores and official college or university transcripts (dual enrollment or college credits). Official admission test scores (ACT and/or SAT) should also be submitted prior to Hoggie Days, which can be sent using our school codes (SAT 6822, ACT 4212). Transcripts and scores can be sent to the TAMUK Office of Admission by mail, courier, in person or fax:

Mailing Address:
Office of Admission
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
MSC 128, 700 University Blvd
Kingsville, Texas 78363

Physical Address (Courier and In Person Deliveries):
Office of Admission
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Memorial Student Union Building, Room 105
955 N. University Blvd
Kingsville, Texas 78363

Fax (361) 593-5509
Office (361) 593-2315

Submit TSI Scores 

In order to be advised correctly, we must have your TSI scores on file before you attend orientation. You can submit your scores to the above address.

Submit Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Record

All new students are required to submit proof of bacterial meningitis vaccination. Students will not be permitted to attend Hoggie Days or register for classes unless valid documentation is on file with Student Health and Wellness. Learn more about the law by visiting the Bacterial Meningitis Requirements page of this website. Valid vaccination records, affidavits or certificates should be sent to Student Health and Wellness by mail, in person or by fax at least 15 days prior to your orientation session:

Mailing Address:
Student Health and Wellness
Health Care Clinic
MSC 112, 700 University Blvd
Kingsville, Texas 78363

Physical Address (In Person):
Student Health and Wellness Building
1210 Retama
Kingsville, Texas

Fax (361) 593-2006
Phone (361) 593-2904

Sign Financial Responsibility and Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Acknowledgement Agreement Online

Students are required to sign a Financial Responsibility Agreement and Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Acknowledgement, which will automatically appear when a student logs on to their Blue and Gold account. Students will not be able to register for courses without first agreeing to the conditions of these agreements. Once signed, the agreements will no longer appear in the student’s account.

Complete and Submit On-Campus Housing Application

Although University Housing and Residence Life representatives will be available during each Hoggie Days session to answer questions and accept on-campus housing applications, students are encouraged to apply and submit their application and $150 security deposit prior to attending Hoggie Days because all Hoggie Days sessions take place after the May 1st housing application deadline. Residence halls fill up quickly, so applying by the May 1st deadline ensures a student's priority residence hall and/or roommate request will be considered and that students will receive their housing assignment by the end of June.

For additional on-campus housing information or to apply, please visit the University Housing and Residence Life website.

Complete and Submit Online FAFSA Application

The Office of Student Financial Aid sets priority deadlines each semester for students to apply for aid, which is March 15th for the 2017-2018 academic year. 

Financial aid is available and offered on a first-come, first-served basis, so students who complete and submit the FAFSA online (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) on or before the priority deadline are guaranteed to be considered first for aid and awards. Also, applying and submitting your FAFSA application before your Hoggie Days session will allow you to take care of any additional or last minute financial aid issues while you are on campus for orientation.

To learn more about how to apply for FAFSA and for other important information regarding financial aid, please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid website.

Check Student Account Online Frequently

All student account information can be accessed online through the Blue and Gold Connection. Through Blue and Gold, students are able to see whether or not the Office of Admission has all necessary documents on file (transcripts, test scores, etc); if any additional information or documents are required to finalize financial aid applications; whether they have been offered or awarded any aid and/or scholarships; if there are any necessary aid, loan or scholarship agreement forms that need to be accepted and signed online; and more. Students are encouraged to check their account information frequently leading up to their Hoggie Days session to ensure all of their applications and files are complete prior to attending Hoggie Days. All students need to log in to Blue and Gold is their student ID (K-Number) and pin (birth date in six digit format MMDDYY).

Review Intended Major and Degree Plan

All students will be advised during their Hoggie Days session and have the opportunity to register for their first semester of classes. To ensure a successful and efficient advising session, students are encouraged to review the undergraduate catalog and the requirements for their intended major. Although academic advisors will help students make the best decisions for their degree plan, students should have a general idea of degree requirements and what courses they would like to take.