Additional Program Requirements at TAMUG

Fall 17-18 Learning Community Program Requirements

Mandatory Events

  • First Scholars & Regents' Scholars Fall Orientation
    • The mandatory First Scholars/Regents' Scholars Fall Orientation takes place on Monday, September 4, 2017, at 4:00pm-6:00pm, in the Mary Moody Northern Dining Room. Dinner will be provided.
    • 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 2018 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 2017 and Spring 2018 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

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 Mr. Branston Harris if you need a waiver:

  • LCSE Course Registration for Regents' Scholars:
    • Register for course using the Howdy Portal:
      • CRN: 30723
      • SUBJECT: LCSE 002-410
      • TITLE: Regents Scholars LC
      • DAY: Wednesdays
      • TIME: 6:00pm – 6:50pm
  • Location: MAIN 212
  • Day: Every other Wednesday. Specific dates will be shared at the Fall Orientation.
  • Syllabus/Calendar given first day of class
  • Text: First in the Family: Your College Years, is provided at no cost.

Regents' Scholars Agreement

Waiver of Attendance

The waiver will be provided at the 2017 Fall Orientation (September 4th, 2017). If you need a copy at an earlier time and/or need an extra copy for future use, please contact Mr. Branston Harris 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.