General Information    

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
Required Purchases

UPDATED FOR 2020-2021:  Make sure to review the 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 $446.00. All completed Uniform Order Sheets and completed Cadet Bookstore Pack forms must be submitted to the proper destination no later than 1 August 2020.

Mandatory Participation in O-Week
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

  • First Battalion Cadets must report on Saturday, 8 August  between 0900 (9:00am)-1200 noon
  • Second Battalion Cadets must report on Thursday, 13 August between 0900 (9:00am)-1200 noon

Important: Please note’ only 1 (one) family member can assist and be inside the dorm rooms to help moving in.

General Schedule
General Schedule

A general schedule has been provided below. This schedule is subject to change without notice.  The absence of details for the training schedule is purposeful.

Parking for Parents and Visitors
Parking for Parents and Visitors

Vehicle parking for parents and/or visitors can be found HERE 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 HERE

Mandatory Drug Testing
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. The US Coast Guard has zero tolerance for illegal drug use of CBD products ,or the improper use/misuse of prescription drugs. 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.

SALT Camp
SALT Camp

Incoming Cadets planning on attending SALT Camp must sign up for SALT Camp Session 1 scheduled for 16-18 August 2020. 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 Tuesday, 11 August 2020. Male incoming Cadets attending SALT Camp Session are required their own proper hair cut done prior arriving to campus. If you are planning on arriving on Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 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 transportation for arrival onto campus.

MOVE-IN INFORMATION:

Due to recent changes to the Fall 2020 Academic Calendar and the implementation of extra precautions to promote student health and safety,  up-to-date Fall 2020 Move-In dates and procedures have been sent out via email on June 25 and can also be found here https://www.tamug.edu/cll/MovingIn.html.

Stay up-to-date on Coronavirus at https://www.tamug.edu/covid-19/

Schedule Overview    

First battalion

Saturday, 8 August

  • 0900 (9:00am): Check-in begins (Location: TAMMA Hall)
    • NOTE 1: New Cadets participating in SALT Camp Session I (prior to O-Week) will check-in with the Corps the evening of Thursday before SALT Camp Session 1.
    • NOTE 2: Vehicle parking for parents and/or visitors can be found HERE
  • 1330 (1:30pm)-2200 (10:00pm): Training Day 1 (Training details will not be made available)

Sunday, 9 August

  • 0545-2200: Training Day 2 (Training details will not be made available)

Monday, 10 August

  • 0545-2200: Training Day 3 (Training details will not be made available)

Tuesday, 11 August

  • 0545-2200: Training Day 4 (Training details will not be made available)

Wendesday, 12 August

  • 0545-1730: Training Day 5 (Training details will not be made available)

Second battalion

Thursday, 13 August

  • 0900 (9:00am): Check-in begins (Location: TAMMA Hall)
    • NOTE 1: New Cadets participating in SALT Camp Session I (prior to O-Week) will check-in with the Corps the evening of Thursday before SALT Camp Session 1.
    • NOTE 2: Vehicle parking for parents and/or visitors can be found HERE
  • 1330 (1:30pm)-2200 (10:00pm): Training Day 1 (Training details will not be made available)

Friday, 14 August

  • 0545-2200: Training Day 2 (Training details will not be made available)

Saturday, 15 August

  • 0545-2200: Training Day 3 (Training details will not be made available)

Sunday, 16 August

  • 0545-2200: Training Day 4 (Training details will not be made available)

Monday, 17 August

  • 0545-1730: Training Day 5 (Training details will not be made available)

Wednesday, 19 August

  • Classes Begin

O-WEEK FAQ    

How do I determine my size and fit for 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. We recommend having your uniforms delivered to your home and Tailored before you arrive. All khaki and black  trousers will need to be hemmed before the first march – in the beginning of classes on August 19, 2020.

*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.).

Sizing-Fitting Guide - Male
Sizing-Fitting Guide - Female

Am I required to purchase all of the uniform items on the Uniform Order Sheet?
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 & Ceremonies), 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). 
  2. Purchase the minimum items needed in order to successfully complete the Fall 2018 and Spring 2021 Semesters including.
    • The minimum items required include all items in the green area with a 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 Acrylic 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?
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?
Can the uniforms be delivered to my home instead of the TAMUG Campus?

Yes! Through a special agreement with the Navy Uniform Support Center, you can choose to have your uniforms shipped to your home OR to the following address:   

Cadet “Your Name”
Texas A&M Maritime Academy
1001 Texas Clipper Road, Galveston, TX 77555

We recommend having the uniforms shipped to your home so you can have the trousers hemmed before arrival at the Academy for O-Week.

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

Yes. You may pick up your uniforms if you live near to 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 LCDR Claude Davidson at 409-877-2321 or via email at davdsoc@tamug.edu and Wayne Bertrand at 409-741-4380 or via email at bertranw@tamug.edu

When it is confirmed that your uniforms have arrived, 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.