Additional Program Requirements at TAMUG

Fall 18-19 Learning Community Program Requirements

Mandatory Events

  • First Scholars & Regents' Scholars Fall Orientation
    • Event Details
      • Day: September 3, 2018
      • Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
      • Place: Waterfront Pavilion
    • Each fall, Regents' Scholars participate in the First Scholars and Regents' Scholars Orientation during the first weeks of class. The orientation is held during Howdy Week, Aggieland's Official Week of Welcome. Students will have the opportunity to learn information on financial aid management, campus resources, navigating academic life, and student life.
    • Students with credit-bearing courses during this event can request a waiver.
  • Spring 2019 Spring Celebration
    • Date/Time/Location: TBD

Mandatory Bi-Weekly Course

Regents' Scholars will be enrolled in the First Scholars & Regents' Scholars Learning Community course. This is a non-credit, zero-tuition course that will appear on student schedules for the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters.

The First Scholars & Regents' Scholars Learning Community course will:

• help you transition from high school to college 
• introduce you to other First Generation students at TAMUG 
• connect you with peer and faculty/staff mentors 
• enhance your study, time, and stress management skills 
• introduce you to various academic support services
• help you navigate university expectations and systems

You will automatically be enrolled in the following course per requirement as a Regents' Scholar:


  • Syllabus/Calendar given first day of class
  • Text: First in the Family: Your College Years, is provided at no cost.

Your presence is required at each Regents' Scholars Learning Community session, but waivers will be given to students who have credit-bearing courses during the sessions. Contact Dr. Kenyatta Y. Dawson if you need a waiver:

Regents' Scholars Agreement

Waiver of Attendance

The waiver will be provided at the 2018 Fall Orientation (September 3, 2018). If you need a copy at an earlier time and/or need an extra copy for future use, please contact Dr. Kenyatta Y. Dawson at

Waivers will only be granted to students that have credit-bearing courses during learning community sessions and other planned activities, or excused absences as defined by the university. Please provide supporting documentation, such as a current class schedule, along with your waiver.