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New Student Conference

Howdy Class of 2023!

Welcome to the Aggie Family! At your New Student Conference (NSC) you will learn how to take full advantage of all the academic programs, student life services and extracurricular activities the Texas A&M University Higher Education Center at McAllen has to offer. As a new undergraduate student, you are required to register for and attend a New Student Conference in order to register for classes.
The following information is applicable to students attending Summer 2019 New Student Conferences.
Follow these steps to prepare in advance of your NSC:

Register for your New Student Conference 

Accepting your offer of admission and registering for an NSC is the first step in the process of becoming an Aggie. Click here for detailed instructions. NSC dates for Summer 2019 are available below.

Fulfill all NSC Requirements

The State of Texas requires all students under the age of 22 to provide current proof of vaccination against bacterial meningitis or meet certain requirements for declining such a vaccination. In addition, all students must complete required testing before the New Student Conference. Read more and review a checklist in the Applicant Information System.

Register Family Members & Guests

Student registration for the New Student Conference includes up to two family members or guests. Register family members and guests online at . Family and guest registration will be available online until ten business days prior to the conference.

Arrange Overnight Accommodations

The New Student Conference is mandatory, so if you’re traveling from outside of the Rio Grande Valley, you’ll need overnight accommodations for at least one night.
For hotel/motel accommodations in the McAllen area, please contact the McAllen Convention and Visitors Bureau at (956) 682-2871, or visit:

Summer 2019 New Student Conference Dates

July 16 Veterinary Medicine
July 17 Public Health
July 22 Engineering
July 23 Engineering
July 24 Agriculture and Life Sciences

Summer 2019 New Student Conference Sample Schedule

*Please note: Conference schedules are provided online for your convenience and planning purposes. Program times and locations are subject to change. You will receive an official finalized scheduled of events at NSC Check-In.
 (View Sample Schedule)