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Welcoming Texas A&M's Class of '22!

Susan "Sue" Owen '94 July 17, 2018 4:09 PM updated: July 17, 2018 4:23 PM

As New Student Conferences continue across campus this summer, The Association has been hosting the Class of 2022 at pre-conference socials and Corps open house meetings, and we are learning a thing or two from the fish!

For those who haven’t yet attended their New Student Conference, here’s a tip we got: You can send in a photo of yourself to be used on your student ID! It’s too late if you already have your ID card in hand, but if your NSC is still ahead, you can submit a photo up to 5 days before it starts. The photo has to meet requirements — scroll down to read those.

Hosting pre-NSC events is just one way The Association works to support students from the day they set foot on campus. Others include:

  • Fish Camp and its fellow transition camps (T-Camp, SALT Camp and Venture Camp) get substantial support from The Association to help new students learn about becoming Aggies.
  • The gifts made by Association donors, usually less than $15 per month, also add up to millions in scholarships as well as support for A&M’s free tutoring services, funding for student organizations from the MSC to the Corps and much more.
  • The official Class of 2022 social media accounts are started by The Association and handed off first to the student Class officers, when elected, and then to the Class Agents, Association volunteers who will help keep the Class connected as former students. Find #TAMU22 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

The first on-campus yell practice of the fall is hosted by The Association, with A&M’s yell leaders welcoming the freshmen into Aggie traditions on the steps of the Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center. This year’s GatheRing and Yell Practice is Aug. 22 during Howdy Week.

Aggie Card photo ID
Uploading is through your NSC registration portal. If you already have your ID in hand, it’s too late, but if not, you can upload a photo up to 5 days before your NSC date.

Requirements (according to Student Business Services and as of summer 2018):
Acceptable photo
• Current color photo in .jpg format
• Neutral color and smooth background
• Centered and front view of full face
• Cropped from just above the top of the head to the collarbone
• Proper lighting
• Eyes open and visible
• Wear prescription glasses if you normally do so
• Photo size (smallest = 1 KB; largest = 2 MB or 2048 KB)

Unacceptable photo
• Wearing hats, sunglasses or other items that obscure the face
• Glare on glasses; closed eyes
• Shadows on the face
• Other visible people or objects in the photo
• Inappropriate and/or obscene expressions, gestures, etc.
• Group photos
• Blurry photos
• Black-and-white photos
• Photos with your hand resting on your face
• Cropping off the top of your head or side angle on your face
• Any hair or makeup which makes it difficult to determine your identity

Through gifts to The Association, we are able to be HERE for Aggies during their days as students and former students, THERE for Aggies as they make their way around the world and EVERYWHERE that the Aggie Network needs us to be. Visit to make a gift.


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