2018 O-WEEK INFORMATION (Updated 14 May 2018)

Howdy!

2018 O-Week for the Fall 2018-Spring 2019 Academic Year will begin with check-in from 0900-1300 (9:00am-1:00pm) on Sunday, 19 August 2018. Training activities for O-Week will officiall begin at 1315 (1:15pm) and will conclude at 1600 (4:00pm) on Saturday, 25 August 2018. 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  1. General Information Packet - Review, print and/or download the General Information Packet, which contains information regarding What to Bring, What Not to Bring, and Preparing Yourself for O-Week.

  2. Required Purchases (Uniforms and Cadet Bookstore Pack) - Make sure to review the 2018 Uniform Order Sheet (Male or Female), complete it, and email it to the email address on the form. Information regarding proper size and fit is provided at the bottom of this page. The projected cost for the Cadet Bookstore Pack is $430.00. All completed Uniform Order Sheets and completed Cadet Bookstore Pack forms must be submitted to the proper destination no later than 1 August 2018.

  3. Mandatory Participation in O-Week Participation in O-Week is mandatory for all new Cadets (including Victor Company) as well as re-admitted Cadets regardless of program affiliation (i.e., License Option, NROTC, SSMP, or Drill & Ceremonies). Incoming new Cadets transferring in from another State Maritime Academy or from a Senior Military Academy (e.g., ROTC program) must still attend the entire period of O-Week. All new incoming Cadets (including those seeking consideration for Victor Company) and re-admitted Cadets must report on Sunday, 19 August between 0900 (9:00am)-1200 (12:00pm).   

  4. General Schedule - A general schedule has been provided below. This schedule is subject to change without notice. The Parent Briefings on the day of O-Week check-in are not mandatory, but attendance is encouraged as the Commandant and Superintendent will be answering questions. The absence of details for the training schedule is purposeful.

  5. Parking for Parents and Visitors - Vehicle parking for parents and/or visitors can be found at http://www.tamug.edu/AdminAux/parking/Visitor_Parking.html. ALL CADETS (CURRENT AND/OR NEW) PARTICIPATING IN O-WEEK MUST HAVE A VALID ON-CAMPUS PARKING PERMIT (or at least display their receipt for proof of purchase). Parking permit information is available at http://www.tamug.edu/police/Campus_Regulations/Prkng_Permits.html.

  6. Mandatory Drug Testing - All new incoming Cadets, re-admitted Cadets, and current Cadets serving as Cadre will undergo drug testing during O-Week, regardless of program affiliation (i.e., License Option, NROTC, SSMP, or Drill & Ceremonies). If you are on medication that could generate a positive result (i.e., ADHD medication), please bring your prescription(s) with you. Any Cadet testing positive for drugs will be adjudicated pursuant to the Corps Operations Manual and will be suspended from the Corps of Cadets and the Texas A&M Maritime Academy for a period of at least one year.

  7. SALT Camp - Incoming Cadets planning on attending SALT Camp must sign up for SALT Camp Session 1, which usually takes place before O-Week begins. Click here for more information on SALT Camp.  Incoming Cadets attending SALT Camp Session 1 will check-in for O-Week between 1300 (1:00pm) and 1800 (6:00pm) on the Thursday before SALT Camp Session 1 begins. Male incoming Cadets attending SALT Camp Session 1 will receive their Fish haircut on Thursday--please make sure you have at least $10.00 in cash for your haircut. If you are planning on arriving on Thursday before SALT Camp Session 1 begins, you need to email corpsinfo@tamug.edu at least 72 hours before your arrival so that we can communicate pre-arrival and arrival information to you. You are responsible for your own transportaton for arrival onto campus.

Questions regarding O-Week information should be directed to corpsinfo@tamug.edu.

Very Respectfully,

CDR Buzz Refugio '94, MEd, TAMMA
Commandant, Corps of Cadets

GENERAL INFORMATION PACKET

Click here to review/print/download the General Information Packet, which contains information such as What to Bring, What Not to Bring, and Preparing Yourself for O-Week.

REQUIRED PURCHASES (Uniforms and Cadet Bookstore Pack) (Updated 14 May 2018)

All new incoming Cadets, regardless of program affiliation (i.e., License Option, NROTC/SSMP, or D&C) are required to purchase uniforms and the Cadet Bookstore Pack.

Uniform order sheets must be submitted to the Navy Uniform Support Center via email (noted on order form) no later than 1 August.

Cadet Bookstore Pack order forms must be submitted to the TAMUG Bookstore no later than 1 August.

GENERAL SCHEDULE (Posted 13 March 2018)

Sunday, 19 August

  • 0900 (9:00am): Check-in begins (Location is to be announced)

  • 1100-1145 (11:00am-11:45am): 1st parents' briefing (Not mandatory; Location to be announced)

  • NOTE: The information to be presented in Parent Briefing 1 will be the same as what is presented in Parent Briefing 2

  • 1200-1245 (12:00pm-12:45pm): 2nd parents' briefing (Not mandatory; Location to be announced)

  • NOTE: The information to be presented in Parent Briefing 2 will be the same as what is presented in Parent Briefing 1

  • 1315 (1:15pm): All parents/family/guests of new Cadets must exit the Texas A&M Maritime Academy Hall

  • 1319 (1:19pm)-2200 (10:00pm): Training Day 1 (Training details will not be made available)

Monday, 20 August

  • 0530 (5:30am)-2200 (10:00pm): Training Day 2 (Training details will not be made available)

Tuesday, 21 August

  • 0530-2200: Training Day 3 (Training details will not be made available)

Wednesday, 22 August

  • 0530-2200: Training Day 4 (Training details will not be made available)

Thursday, 23 August

  • 0530-2200: Training Day 5 (Training details will not be made available)

Friday, 24 August

  • 0530-2200: Training Day 6 (Training details will not be made available)

Saturday, 25 August

  • 0530-1600: Training Day 7 (Training details will not be made available)

  • 1630-1730: Culmination at Circle of Honor and Pass in Review

    • Event is open to parents, family, friends and campus community

    • All new Cadets are released for liberty immediately following conclusion of Pass in Review.

      • All new Cadets residing on-campus must return from liberty no later than 1700 (5:00pm) on Sunday, 26 August.

QUESTIONS SPECIFIC TO UNIFORMS (Updated 14 May 2018)

  • How do I determine my size and fit for my uniforms?

  • Am I required to purchase all of the uniform items on the Uniform Order Sheet?

  • Will the cost of the uniforms be added to my TAMUG Fee Statement?

  • Can the uniforms be delivered to my home instead of the TAMUG Campus?

  • If I am on campus for my New Student Conference, may I pick up my uniforms?

How do I determine my size and fit for my uniforms?

To determine size and fit for your uniforms, we strongly recommend you to review and complete the Sizing-Fitting Guide below. You can do the measurements yourself or use the services of a professional tailor/seamstress. To ensure the Navy Uniform Support Center processes the correct size, we recommend you include a copy of the completed* Sizing-Fitting Guide along with your completed Uniform Order Form.

It is important to note, ALL TROUSERS (male and female) ARRIVE UNHEMMED. During O-Week, a tailor/seamstress will be available to measure inseams and can provide alteration services at cost to the Cadet. You are not required to use the alterantion services of the tailor/seamstress that is present, but it is convenient as they will take your trousers with them to their shop. If you decide not to use their service, you may have the trousers hemmed by a tailor/seamstress of your choice. All khaki trousers and white trousers will need to be hemmed before the first march-in (8 September).

*NOTE: If you are submitting the sizing-fitting guide with your order sheet, make sure you complete the "Name" (Last, First, Middle Initial) sections on both pages of the guide. You do not need to complete the other boxes (i.e., Social Security, Rank/Grade, Organization, Installation, etc.).

Am I required to purchase all of the uniform items on the Uniform Order Sheet?

If you have been officially accepted into the NROTC/SSMP, you will need to purchase all of the items on the list as you may be eligible for commutation. You will need to contact NROTC to determine your commutation eligibility.

If you entering as non-NROTC/SSMP (License Option-Deck, License Option-Engine, Drill & Ceremones), you have the following options:

  1. Purchase all items in the green and tan areas as well as the duffle bag (especially if you are License Option). The black socks and white socks do not need to be purchased from the Navy Uniform Support Center as they are available through most clothing retailers. OR

  2. Purchase the minimum items needed in order to successfully complete the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 Semesters including.

    • The minimum items required include all items in the green area with reduction in quantity for the following items:

      • Purchase at least two (2) Short Sleeve Khaki Shirts

      • Purchase at least two (2) Khaki Pants

      • Purchase at least one (1) black pair of Oxford Shoes

    • In addition to the items in the items in the green area, we strongly recommend you purchase the Men's Wool V-Neck Sweater, which can be worn as a second layer under the Windbreaker Jacket during extreme cold temperatures.

Will the cost of the uniforms be added to my TAMUG Fee Statement?

No. Payment for the uniforms must be made by credit card or debit card directly to the Navy Uniform Support Center.

Can the uniforms be delivered to my home instead of the TAMUG Campus?

No. The Navy Uniform Support Center requires that all deliveries be made to a recognized military support installation. The uniforms are delivered to the TAMUG Campus based on the existence of our Navy ROTC program.

If I am on campus for my New Student Conference, may I pick up my uniforms?

Yes. You may pick up your uniforms while on campus for your New Student Conference; however, you will want to make sure your uniforms have indeed been delivered. To check if your uniforms have been delivered, please contact Ms. Denise Grant at 409-740-4823 or via email at grantcd@tamug.edu.

If it is confirmed that your uniforms have been delivered, you will need to come by during business hours (Monday-Friday; 8:00am-5:00pm). You will need a photo ID for verification purposes. If someone else is picking up your uniforms on your behalf, they will need your written permission to do so plus your photo ID.