First-Year Experience


Welcome to Texas A&M University-Kingsville. We are happy you have chosen us to begin your First Year in College Experience. We have a full-time staff of committed faculty mentors who will help guide you through your first year in college to help ensure it is a successful one. The Center for Student Success (CFSS) has many resources available to aid our First Year Javelinas, and working together, your first year in college will be a memorable one that will place you on a positive path to graduation.

Join us at the Center for Student Success, Room 210 in the Jernigan Library, for weekly events and monthly workshops:

  • Management Mondays: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Learn tips on how to manage your time wisely in college
  • Taco Talk Tuesdays: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Join us for breakfast and visit with your faculty mentor
  • Whatever Wednesdays: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Need help finding a tutor? Need a quiet place to work? Need to vent? Visit the CfSS.
  • Happy Hour Thursdays: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Join us for snacks, games and camaraderie


Look for an upcoming schedule of academic workshops in spring 2019 covering such topics as scholarship availability, internships and much more.

First Year Seminar Faculty members. All offices are located in Room 210, Jernigan Library

Nicole D. Morris, M.A.

First-Year Seminar Coordinator



Dr. Stephanie De Los Santos

UNIV Lecturer/AVID Liaison



David Gohre, M.A.

UNIV Lecturer



Patricia Hennessey, M.A.T.

UNIV Lecturer



Laura Gonzalez, M.A.

UNIV Lecturer



Diana Bustamante, M.S.

UNIV Lecturer



Ileana Aleman, M.S.

UNIV Lecturer



Andrea Dasilva M.F.A., M.A.

UNIV Lecturer





This page was last updated on: January 9, 2019