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Galveston Campus Celebrates Two Record-Breaking Events    

March 31, 2023

Texas A&M University at Galveston students volunteering at the check in table.
Texas A&M University at Galveston students volunteering at the check in table.

By Taylor Bounds, Content Specialist

Whether you’re a prospective student stepping onto campus for the very first time or getting ready to walk across the stage at graduation, programs at Texas A&M University at Galveston are growing.

In March, the campus saw record-breaking attendance at two events with the Spring Career Fair and Aggieland Saturday by the Sea. 

On Saturday, March 11, the university welcomed 640 guests to campus for Aggieland Saturday by the Sea. "Aggieland Saturday by the Sea is the best way for prospective students to get a real feel for our campus and is oftentimes the first experience they have at Texas A&M Galveston,” said Interim Director of Student Enrollment Services Nicole Kinslow. Attendees could meet with Texas A&M Maritime Academy cadets and staff, visit the Interactive Ship Simulator and tour the General Rudder, learn about Aggie traditions, (including a Fightin' Texas Aggie yell practice), visit the Sea Life Facility and the brand new touch tank and learn more about our academic programs through interactive Q&A sessions. 

Prospective students and guests looking forward at a presentation at Aggieland Saturday by the Sea

The next Aggieland Saturday by the Sea is scheduled for November 4, 2023. You can find more information and register for the November Aggieland Saturday by the Sea on the admissions website. Registration will open later this year.  

On March 23, the Spring Career Fair had over 100 potential employers in attendance–making it the largest career fair to date–and all eager to hire Aggies from the Galveston campus. Each semester, students talk with the companies, state and federal agencies and universities in attendance, often resulting in interviews and job offers. Although a date has not yet been set, the next career fair will take place in the fall semester. 

“As the marine and maritime campus of Texas A&M, students get a world-class education in close proximity to the biodiverse Gulf of Mexico and a bustling maritime industry,” Kinslow said. “It's so exciting to see the growth of this outreach program and the growth of our university." 


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Texas A&M University at Galveston is the marine and maritime branch campus of Texas A&M University which educates nearly 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students in science, business, engineering, liberal arts and transportation. It is driving the development of the blue economy in the Gulf Coast Region and is a critical contributor to Texas A&M's rare land-, sea-, space-grant mission with nearly $10 million in research expenditures.

Texas A&M-Galveston is also home to the Texas A&M Maritime Academy, one of six state maritime academies and the only one in the southern United States, which trains over 400 cadets annually for maritime service and employment around the world.

Texas A&M-Galveston is located in Galveston, Texas on the Gulf Coast where it is surrounded by industry, environment and programs essential to fulfilling its special-purpose mission. Aggies are known for their deep commitment to the success of each other and their strong desire to serve.