2017 O-WEEK INFORMATION (As of Friday, 21 July 2017)

Howdy!

2017 O-Week for the Fall 2017-Spring 2018 Academic Year will begin with check-in at 1200 (12:00pm) on Sunday, 20 August 2017 and will conclude at 1300 (1:00pm) on Saturday, 26 August 2017. 

IMPORTANT NOTES (Updated 21 July 2017):

  1. Questions Regarding Uniforms (Updated 6 July 2017) Information has been added below to address common questions regarding uniforms. You may also email questions regarding uniforms to corpsinfo@tamug.edu.  Please make sure to submit the completed the Uniforms Order Form (Male or Female) AND the Cadet Bookstore Pack Order Form no later than August 1 to ensure your items arrive before O-Week begins.

  2. Mandatory Participation in O-Week (Updated 6 July 2017) Regardless of program affiliation (i.e., License Option, NROTC, SSMP, or Drill & Ceremonies), participation in the entire O-Week period is mandatory for all new individuals joining the Corps of Cadets (including those seeking consideration for Victor Company). 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) must report on Sunday, 20 August.   

  3. General Schedule - A general schedule has been provided below. This schedule is subject to change without notice.

  4. 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

  5. Mandatory Drug Testing - All new incoming Cadets, regardless of program affiliation, will undergo drug testing during O-Week. If you are on medication that could generate a positive result (i.e., ADHD medication), please bring your prescription(s) with you.

  6. SALT Camp - Incoming Cadets planning on attending SALT Camp must sign up for SALT Camp Session 1 (August 18-20). 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 Thursday, 17 August.  Male incoming Cadets attending SALT Camp Session 1 will receive their Fish haircut on Thursday, 17 August--please make sure you have at least $10.00 in cash for your haircut.

Very Respectfully,

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

Information for incoming NROTC or SSMP

What to bring / What NOT to bring

Preparing yourself for O-Week

Personal items required for O-Week

REQUIRED PURCHASES (Uniforms and Cadet Bookstore Pack)

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.

Completed uniform order form should be submitted to the Navy Uniform Support Center immediately and no later than 1 August 2017. The fax number on the order form has been corrected to 1-757-502-7532. 

Completed order forms should be submitted to the TAMUG Bookstore no later than 1 August 2017.

Common uniform questions are addressed below, but if you still have questions, do not hesitate to email corpsinfo@tamug.edu.

GENERAL SCHEDULE (As of Wednesday, 10 July 2017)

Sunday, 20 August

  • 1200 (12:00pm): Check-in begins (Location TBA)

  • 1300 (1:00pm): 1st parents' briefing (Not mandatory; Room 100 of CLB)

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

  • 1430 (2:30pm): 2nd parents' briefing (Not mandatory; Room 100 of CLB)

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

  • 1535 (3:35pm): All parents/family/guests must clear from the Texas A&M Maritime Academy Hall

  • 1536 (3:36pm)-2200 (10:00pm): Training Day 1 (Training details will not be made available)

Monday, 21 August

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

Tuesday, 22 August

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

    • Those Cadets attending New Student Conference will be released after morning chow.  Cadets must rejoin their Company immediately following the last activity/event for New Student Conference

Wednesday, 23 August

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

    • Those Cadets attending New Student Conference will be released after morning chow.  Cadets must rejoin their Company immediately following the last activity/event for New Student Conference

Thursday, 24 August

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

Friday, 25 August

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

Saturday, 26 August

  • 0530-1200: Training Day 7 (Training details will not be made available)

  • 1200-1300: Administration of Cadet Oath; Pinning Ceremony; and Fish Pass in Review (Location: Texas A&M Maritime Academy Hall)

    • NOTE 1: The Texas A&M Maritime Academy Hall parking lot is expected to be full on this day as Cadets return to campus and move in. Vehicle parking for parents and/or visitors can be found at http://www.tamug.edu/AdminAux/parking/Visitor_Parking.html

    • NOTE 2: Fish will be on liberty immediately upon conclusion of Pass in Review. While on liberty, Fish will be permitted to leave campus. Liberty will conclude at 1630 on Sunday, 27 August (ALL FISH must be back at the Texas A&M Maritime Academy Hall no later than 1645 for accountability formation)

Sunday, 27 August

  • 1630: Fish liberty concludes

  • 1645: Accountability formation (Circle of Honor)

Monday, 28 August

  • First Day of Class for Fall 2017

QUESTIONS SPECIFIC TO UNIFORMS (As of 16 June 2017)

Is there a sizing chart for the uniform order sheet?

Female Cadets:

    • A sizing chart for females is available at https://uniforms.nexweb.org/001c/img/sizingcharts.htm. The following guidance is also offered:

      • You do not need to identify slack/trouser length as this particular item arrives unhemmed.

      • To determine size for the necktab, use a measuring tape and measure around the base of your neck.

      • To determine size for the ACC cover and the garrison cap, with your hair down, use a measuring tape and measure around your head (above the eyebrows).

Male Cadets:

    • There is not a sizing chart available for males. The following guidance is offered:

      • Shirts: Identify Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, etc.  Shirts do not need to be tailored (the Cadre will teach you how to properly tuck the loose parts of the shirt). 

      • Trousers: Identify your waist size.  To ensure your trousers fit correctly, use the waist size for what would be a proper fitting pair of khakis or dress slacks (do not use the waist size indicated on a pair of jeans).  Do not worry about trouser length—all trousers come unhemmed at the legs and a seamstress will be on-site to properly measure the length. 

      • Jacket (i.e., Service Dress Blue, Service Dress White, Raincoat, and Windbreaker): It is strongly recommended you go to a retail shop and try on a proper fitting jacket.  The size of the jacket you try on (i.e., 42R, 46L) is what you will record on the order sheet.  We do not recommend you use measurements provided by a tailor as the jackets are not the same as custom suits.

      • Combo Cover and Garrison Cap: Use a measuring tape and measure around your head (above the eyebrows).

Is it possible to contact the seamstress, who will be on-site during O-Week taking measurements?

The seamstress on-site taking measurements is with Seams Sew Fine.  They're phone number is 409-744-3632.

You can also contact Pilgrim Laundry & Cleaners (6222 Stewart Rd, Galveston) at 409-744-3327.

Do I need to purchase all of the items on the uniform order sheet at the same time?

To save some money, you do not need to purchase all of the items at once. You can actually complete your first year as a Cadet without having to purchase all items on the uniform order sheet. However, the understanding is you will purchase all remaining uniform items prior to the end of the spring semester (especially if going on summer deployment) and in preparation for the upcoming academic year.

The links below will give you the opportunity to view the listing of minimum required uniform items for males and females. Minimum required items are highlighted in green.

Notes on a few of the items on the order sheet:

    • The black socks and white socks on the uniform order sheet are standard dress socks that can be purchased most retail stores. If you decide to purchase the dress socks on your own, make sure you are purchasing plain black dress socks and/or plain white dress socks--at least calf length, no designs, no colors, no prints.

    • The Service Dress White (SDW) jacket can be purchased your junior or senior year. If you become a member of the Hearn Honor Guard, you may need to purchase the Service Dress White jacket earlier. If you are NROTC/SSO, you may be required by the NROTC department to purchase this jacket earlier.

    • The Service Dress Blue (SDB) jacket should be purchased prior to the end of the spring semester of your first year. If you are NROTC/SSO, you may be required by the NROTC department to purchase this jacket earlier.

    • The black wool V-neck sweater is worn during the cold periods and can be worn instead of the relaxed fit windbreaker jacket.

    • The black Army All Weather Coat is basically a black raincoat and comes in very handy during the rainy periods along with a black umbrella. 

Is there a specific brand and/or height for the black boots with safety-toe?

We do not require a specific brand of black boots with safety-toe. The only requirement is the boots be black with safety-toe (steel-toe or composite) and lace-up style (lace-up style with a side-zipper is fine). We do not have a specific height for the shaft of the boot. Cowboy style boots with safety-toe (including lace-up style) are not permitted.