W.A.V.E. Living Learning Community

Waterborne Activities & Vessel Experiences

Classes are MORE FUN on the Water!

The ocean is our classroom and you have a unique opportunity to become an ELITE CREW MEMBER of the Waterborne Activities and Vessel Experiences (WAVE) living learning community. Having the ability to live with all the participants of the WAVE community will bring about numerous opportunities. WAVE experience will provide:


W.A.V.E. Experience Will Provide:

  • Training to become a small boat operator
  • Academic Support
  • Leadership Skills
  • Career mentorship
  • Relevant knowledge of shipboard equipment and safe operations
  • Fun and friendships!

Who W.A.V.E is for:

  • All students who are non-license option
  • New members can be freshmen or sophomores

What we do:

  • Tours of local maritime industries
  • Hands on operations of a wide variety of vessels
  • Vessel maintenance and troubleshooting training
  • Community service
  • Social events


"My time in WAVE LLC has been an anchor for me as I sail through my college career. Through both good and bad times, WAVE has given me friends and life lessons I can turn to. Everything from basic knowledge on tools and maintenance, to increasing and sharpening my social skills, WAVE has shown me something to take with me even past college. WAVE is most importantly a family. A family who is kind, caring, and forgiving. A family I have come to adopt as my home and one I hope many others do as well."

- Braden Gilcrease '19

"W.A.V.E. LLC was my very first organization to get involved in when I started college here at Texas A&M University at Galveston. It has been nothing short of exciting and a learning experience throughout my 5 semesters of being involved. It is always such an enjoyable organization because the students involved are like one big family. My freshman year we all were required to live in the same dorm and same floor. This created a community of students who were all interested in the same things and provided opportunity to make friends of a life time. Some of the many skills I have learned are basic rules of the road when driving a boat/vessel, how to tie a variety of knots, boat docking skills, proper boat maintenance, and even man over board recovery which was my favorite. This organization enables me to gain practical vessel experience that will build on my knowledge of maritime administration, and enhance my ability to easily adapt to any future working environment, which will compliment my pursuit of a career in the maritime/logistics industry."

- Abby Mayberry '19

Interested in joining?

Fill out an application and send to wave@tamug.edu

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