Howdy Camp is a student-run orientation program for new Aggies planning to attend Texas A&M University in the spring semester. Over two thousand students have benefited from this program since its inception in 1991. Howdy Camp includes transfer students as well as freshmen students and is the spring semester’s equivalent to Fish Camp and T-Camp.
Howdy Camp is held over a three-day period in January immediately before the spring semester begins. During this time, new Aggies are introduced to the many traditions, indescribable spirit, and customs of Aggieland. Speakers and special interest programs are brought in to inform students of the endless activities and opportunities available to them at A&M and in the Bryan-College Station community.
Current students serve as counselors to the new students. They share their personal experiences and actively encourage campers to interact with one another so that by the end of camp, they will be more comfortable with their transition and have an extensive network of friends. Counselors serve as friends and mentors to the students far beyond Howdy Camp.