HOWDY WEEK & SALT CAMP 2021 REGISTRATION IS CLOSED!

HOWDY WEEK & SALT CAMP CANCELLATION NOTICE - WEEKS 2 & 3


Who is eligible for Howdy Week & SALT Camp?

Howdy Week & SALT Camp are open to all newly accepted students entering TAMUG in the fall semester.  All Howdy Week and SALT Camp fees are being covered by your New Student Conference fees.  As a new student, you will select one Howdy Week/SALT Camp session.  Both Howdy Week and SALT Camp activities will be combined in this 5-day program.  

What goes on at Howdy Week?

Howdy Week is a great opportunity for you to start building your connections and resources not only with your fellow Aggies but also with staff and faculty from departments around campus. You will have the opportunity to participate in discussions, presentations and activities with many of our campus partners. They will speak on topics that you can use to get your journey off on the right foot! Our student leaders will be on hand as well to start great discussions and guide you through the week.

What goes on at SALT Camp?

At SALT Camp you'll learn from current student leaders what TAMUG is all about. Students are introduced to their new "Aggie family" and get a chance to learn and participate in Aggie traditions. SALT Camp is also about having fun and meeting new people. Don't be surprised if the friends you make at SALT Camp last you a lifetime!

When is Howdy Week and SALT Camp?

Howdy Week & SALT Camp is offered in a combined schedule of activities.  Please read the information below to determine which camp is the best for you.  Howdy Week and SALT Camp sessions are limited to 225 students per session, so please don't delay in registering for camp.

The first day of each Howdy Week will be a move-in day with a camp welcome that evening.  Students will be allowed to move personal items into their permanent fall housing location on this day and may leave them there until fall.  Dinner will be provided this day. 

The last day of each Howdy Week will be a check-out day.  Breakfast will be provided before students head home.  Students attending Howdy Weeks 1-3 will be required to check-out and return home before fall classes begin.  Students attending Howdy Week 4 will be allowed to remain in the residence halls until fall classes begin on August 30th.

Howdy Week #1 & SALT Camp Ford: August 2-6  WEEK 1 IS CURRENTLY FULL
Howdy Week #2 & SALT Camp Cooke: August 9-13
Howdy Week #3 & SALT Camp Wright: August 16-20 WEEK 3 IS CURRENTLY FULL
Howdy Week #4 & SALT Camp Keenan: August 22-26 WEEK 4 IS CURRENTLY FULL

If you will be participating in the Maritime Academy Orientation Week, you should not register for Howdy Week #4 & SALT Camp Keenan, as this will conflict with your O-Week activities.  

If your fall residence will be in Oceans or Hullabaloo Halls, do not register for Week 1.

All students registering for Howdy Week/SALT Camps 1 - 3 will be required to check-out of their residence hall room at the end of the week.  Personal belongings may be left in the room until the fall semester.  The only exception will be TAMMA Cadets who register for Howdy Week/SALT Camp 3 and remain on campus for TAMMA Orientation Week August 21-27.  If a cadet chooses to remain on campus in between Howdy Week 3 and TAMMA Orientation Week, meals will not be provided during this time.

Where is Howdy Week and SALT Camp held?

This year, Howdy Week and SALT Camp will be held on the Texas A&M University at Galveston campus.  

How much does it cost?

This year's Howdy Week and SALT Camp activities (including lodging and all meals) are being covered by student New Student Conference fees and generous support by the Association of Former Students.

What should I bring?

You will be able to move all of your fall belongings into your fall residence hall room if you wish.  At a minimum, you'll want to bring casual clothes for three days, a sleeping bag/ bed linens, toiletries, bugspray, and comfortable shoes. You also might want to bring rain gear just in case.

Register for Howdy Week & SALT Camp 2021! 

Howdy Week #1 & SALT Camp Ford: August 2-6

  • Do NOT register for week #1 if you are assigned to Hullabaloo or Oceans Halls for fall housing.

Howdy Week #2 & SALT Camp Cooke: August 9-13

 

Howdy Week #3 & SALT Camp Wright: August 16-20 CURRENTLY FULL

 

Howdy Week #4 & SALT Camp Keenan: August 22-26 CURRENTLY FULL

  • Do NOT register for week #4 if you are participating in the Maritime Academy's Orientation Week.

 

Contact Us:

SALT Camp Phone Number: 409.740.4969
SALT Camp E-mail: saltcamp@tamug.edu

Howdy Week Phone Number:
409.741.7165
Howdy Week E-mail:
otltamug@gmail.com 

If you need to change your Howdy Week dates, please contact SALT Camp.

 

 

Director Whoop

 

 

Welcome to S.A.L.T. Camp

In the fall of 1994, a group of 30 TAMUG students took 90 new Aggies to a camp in Trinity, TX. Their goals were to ease the tough transition into college, but more importantly to teach them what it means to be an Aggie. Neither group knew what to expect from the two days in the woods, but the results speak for themselves. Many lifetime friendships and strong Aggie traditions have since found a place here at TAMUG.  

Camp Namesakes

2009: Shelly Fordyce '99
2010: Belinda Gaddis
2011: Deb Maceo & Jan Baldwin '80 
2012: Ken Bailey & Dr. Sammy Ray
2013: Dr. Darren Domsky & Dr. Tom Iliffe
2014: Amie Hufton '02 & Dr. Patrick Louchouarn
2015: David Lawhon & Alex Crouse
2016: Dr. Todd Sutherland '90 & Dr. Matthew Carroll
2017: Dr. Donna Lang '88 & Dr. Stephen Curley
2018: Col. Mike Fossum '80 & Mr. Tom Fitzhugh '71
2019: Ms. Daisy McCloud & Mr. Joe Knox
2020: Mr. John Hark '89, Mr. Lowell Boudreaux '12, Mrs. Rachel Ball '11, & Mr. Taylor Kemp