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Aggieland Saturday Showcases Selfless Service Feb. 8

Texas A&M University’s largest open house will welcome prospective students and launch a new “Aggies Give Back” food drive.
By Enrollment and Academic Services and the Office of Provost Communications January 29, 2020

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For the first time ever, Aggieland Saturday will feature a food drive.


Aggieland Saturday, Texas A&M University’s biggest open house of the year, will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8. New to the campus-wide open house for prospective high school and transfer students will be a celebration of the Aggie Core Value of selfless service. Attendees are encouraged to bring and donate a non-perishable food item to help eliminate hunger in the Brazos Valley community.

Organizers of the food drive, the Aggie Experience Council, specifically request rice, cooking oil, dry pinto beans, peanut butter, jelly, canned fruit, soup, and proteins. Donation stations will be located near parking areas and Rudder Plaza.

“Our goal for the drive is to get as many donations as possible and help combat hunger in the Brazos Valley,” said Bella Hernandez, Texas A&M Class of 2021. “We are encouraging all prospective students to bring non-perishable items and show their commitment to the Aggie core values before coming to Aggieland”

Aggieland Saturday is a self-guided program, where prospective students and families can arrive on campus and attend the sessions of their choice. From meeting current students, to touring dorms, visiting libraries, computer labs and more, families can enjoy an immersive experience learning more about the wide array of opportunities and support for student success that abound at Texas A&M. Students will also have the opportunity to learn more about Texas A&M academics, the admission process, and financial aid and scholarship opportunities. Academic sessions will be offered throughout the day, and counselors will be available to answer questions.

Meredith Ramirez, associate director of admissions, said visiting college campuses is one of the most important steps in the college exploration process.

“Aggieland Saturday is designed for this purpose,” Ramirez said. “The self-guided format allows students to explore Texas A&M at their own pace, tailored to their individual interests.”

Registration is encouraged, but not required.

Aggieland Saturday is sponsored by the Office of Admissions and The Association of Former Students.

Visit the Office of Admissions website for more information.

View the Aggieland Saturday interactive map for locations of interest.

Media contact: Lindsay Gasek, Enrollment and Academic Services, 979-458-8209,

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