Discover Your Island

A Community Lifestyle

As the only campus in the nation located on its own island, you can blend your daily studies with walks along the beach, state-of-the-art work out facility, sensational locally-caught seafood, concerts, cultural activities and sporting events. You will have numerous opportunities to get involved on campus including more than 100 student organizations, an enthusiastic Greek community, professional associations, and cultural and religious affiliations.

Ways to Get Involved

Whether it’s academic, cultural, or recreational, getting involved with the campus community enhances your educational experience.

Cultural Dance

Islander Revue

From stomp dance routines to cultural performances, the “Islander Revue” music and dance extravaganza never fails to entertain. The friendly competition showcases the talents of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi student groups and organizations.

Wild ‘N Wacky Wednesday

Hundreds of students enjoy a fun-filled day, held every March, aimed at keeping students safe during Spring Break. Islanders put on simulated “beer goggles” and ride a bike to show them the dangers of texting and driving and intoxicated driving. This serious message is mixed in with musical entertainment, games, and contests.

Parade of Nations

This popular event celebrates our international students as they display their cultures during an evening of colorful songs, dance performances and sampling of foods from all over the world.

Big Event

This one-day experience allows students to engage in civic responsibility and connect with the Corpus Christi community while learning valuable leadership skills as they plan, promote and organize events to help those in need.

Aloha Days

First Year students make friends and learn about being an Islander during a two-and-a-half-day transition program at Camp Zephyr. Students get to feel at home before classes on the Island even begin!


Battle of the Bands

Local student bands gather on the Bay Hall lawn to compete for cash and unofficial bragging rights as “top rockers on campus.” The student bands play 30-minute sets and are judged on technical skill, creativity, stage presence, vocal skill and audience reaction.

Dig Pink

An annual carnival is held on campus to benefit breast cancer research. A watermelon eating contest, a cake walk, a dunking booth and a deejay are just a few of the fun things to do at this event. The carnival is a prelude to a big volleyball game where the Islanders and their opponents all wear pink.

Surrounded By Shores

You’ll find your favorite spot on one of many public beaches. Corpus Christi Bay is out our front door, Oso Bay is on our back porch, Padre Island and Mustang Island are just minutes away. The Padre Island National Seashore, the only place in the world to see an endangered Kemp’s Ridley turtle, is waiting for you to explore. It’s the traditional college experience in a tropical setting.Enjoy sensational, locally-caught seafood, cultural activities and an active nightlife in downtown Corpus Christi.