New Student Orientation :: ROAR Sessions

Sessions

Virtual ROAR

Agenda Session

Check-in opens at 8:30 AM CST
University Welcome begins at 9:00 AM CST

  • Let’s get ready to ROAR! Welcome to the pride! Learn important next steps to help you make a successful transition to A&M-Commerce!

Residential Living and Learning Presentation begins at 9:15 AM CST

  • Our Lions build community! Learn more about the many benefits of living and learning on campus.

“Mane Business” Presentations begin at 9:30 AM CST

  • Virtual presentations focused on providing you with the information needed to take care of any “Mane Business” required to register for courses.
  • Bacterial Meningitis
  • TSI Testing
  • Financial Aid & Scholarships
  • Student Accounts

Advising & Registration Presentation & Individual Appointment Scheduling begins at 11:00 AM CST

  • Hear from your advising team and learn about important resources available to you as a new Lion. During this session, you have the opportunity to schedule your individual advising appointment to register for courses or discuss any schedule changes.

Final Q & A and Wrap-up Session begins at 11:40 AM CST

  • Opportunity to schedule individual appointments with Financial Aid & Scholarships and/or Student Accounts.

Instructions for the virtual session:

  1. As you arrive in the Zoom, Please mute your microphone.
  2. Update your name in the zoom window to your full first & last name.
  3. Following Mane Business, more private individual appointments can be scheduled with Financial Aid & Scholarships, Advising, and Student Accounts after the Q & A and Wrap-up Session.

On-Campus ROAR

Re-Imagine Orientation, Advising, and Registration (ROAR) Spring 2023

Thursday, December 1 | 8:30 AM-12:00 PM

TIMESESSION for Students & ParentsBUILDINGROOM
8:30 a.m.
thru
9 a.m.
Check-In
Grab your nametag and Handbook and get ready to ROAR
Sam Rayburn Student CenterSecond Floor Atrium
9 a.m.
thru
9:15 a.m.
Welcome to A&M-Commerce
Your official welcome to campus and a preview of what campus life and the resources A&M-Commerce has available for you.
Sam Rayburn Student CenterBallrooms
9:15 a.m.
thru
10:30 a.m.
Presentations – Student Services & Residential Living & Learning
· Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships
· Student Accounts
· On-Campus Residential Living & Learning
Sam Rayburn Student CenterBallrooms
10:30 a.m.
thru
10:45 a.m.
Advising & Registration
Learn more about what it takes for a successful transition to A&M-Commerce.  Schedule your advising appointment to register for courses if you have not already done so.

College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources (CASNR)
College of Business (COB)
College of Education & Human Services (COEHS)
College of Humanities, Social Sciences, & Arts (CHSSA)
College of Innovation & Design (CID)
College of Science & Engineering (COSE)
Sam Rayburn Student CenterBallrooms
10:45 a.m.
thru
11:45 a.m.
Mane Business Presentations & Expo
· Bacterial Meningitis
· TSI Testing
· The Expo will be attended by the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships, Student Accounts, Bacterial Meningitis, and TSI Testing.
· Learn more and ask questions on any Mane Business you have left to complete and schedule individual appointments as needed.
Sam Rayburn Student CenterSecond Floor Atrium
11:45 a.m.
thru
1 p.m.
Complete your Lion Tech Checklist to receive your swag bag!
Escorts will meet you at the Check-in tables on the first-floor atrium.
AG/ETLab 211
11:45 a.m.
thru
1 p.m.
Take a Campus Tour
We’d love to show you around your future home away from home. Meet us at the Check-in tables on the first-floor atrium.
Sam Rayburn Student CenterAtrium
11:45 a.m.
thru
1 p.m.
Check-Out
Turn in your Lion Checklist to receive your swag Bag!
Sam Rayburn Student CenterFirst Floor Atrium

The following ROAR sessions provide the information and resources needed, based on your incoming student status:

Checklist for ROAR:

The following checklist items are required in order to become registration ready and eligible to participate in a virtual or in-person ROAR, our new student orientation session:

  1. Verify your bacterial meningitis status and requirements.
  2. Submit official and final high school transcripts and any required college transcripts.
    • Send your school transcript via our secure document upload: tamuc.edu/sendtranscripts or request that your official high school transcript and transcripts for any college credit you have completed be sent to the Admissions office electronically or via mail in a sealed envelope to:
    • Texas A&M University-Commerce
      Office of Undergraduate Admissions
      PO Box 3011
      Commerce, Texas 75429-3011
  3. Verify your TSI (Texas Success Initiative) requirements.

After completing your ROAR Checklist, you will be ready to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor to register for your courses. Please email your academic advisor to get scheduled: [email protected]

Freshman Students

Freshmen students who are newly attending A&M-Commerce after high school graduation are required to attend either a virtual or an in-person session.

We are pleased to provide you with the following option to attend either a virtual or an on-campus in-person session for Spring ROAR:

Virtual Session – November 17 (Thursday)
On-Campus (in-person) Session – December 1 (Thursday)
Virtual Session – January 5 (Thursday)

Follow these steps to submit your Spring ROAR reservation:

  1. Log in to the Student Application Portal using the email address used to submit your application for admission.
  2. Check your Application Status and accept your offer of admission.
  3. Select your preferred ROAR session and complete your reservation.

After you signed up for Spring ROAR, please email your academic advisor to schedule a time to register for courses: [email protected]

Transfer Students

Transfer students who are newly attending A&M-Commerce after attending or graduating from a 2-year community college or university are required to attend either a virtual or an in-person session.

We are pleased to provide you with the following option to attend either a virtual or an on-campus in-person session for Spring ROAR:

Virtual Session – November 17 (Thursday)
On-Campus (in-person) Session – December 1 (Thursday)
Virtual Session – January 5 (Thursday)

Follow these steps to submit your Spring ROAR reservation:

  1. Log in to the Student Application Portal using the email address used to submit your application for admission.
  2. Check your Application Status and accept your offer of admission.
  3. Select your preferred ROAR session and complete your reservation.

After you signed up for Spring ROAR, please email your academic advisor to schedule a time to register for courses: [email protected]

Competency-Based Programs (CBE) & 100% Online

Students enrolled in our 100% online degree programs and Competency-Based Programs (CBE) are required to complete an online orientation and should contact their advisor to get started: [email protected]

Nontraditional, Second-Degree, or Prior College

Any student with prior college experience, transferring from a 4-year university, or who graduated from high school over 2 years ago and attending A&M-Commerce as a non-traditional student must complete an online orientation. A session link will be sent to your email address.

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New Student Orientation :: FAQs

ROAR Frequently Asked Questions

Am I required to attend ROAR?

All freshmen students who are newly attending A&M-Commerce after high school graduation or have earned less than 12 transferrable credit hours from a prior 2-year college experience are required to attend either a virtual or an in-person session. An optional program for parents and families will also be available. Any student with more than 12 transferrable credit hours of prior college experience (after high school graduation) transferring from a 4-year university, or who graduated from high school more than 2 years ago must complete an online orientation.

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Are transfer students required to attend ROAR?

All transfer students who are newly attending A&M-Commerce after attending or graduating from a 2-year community college or university are required to attend either a virtual or an in-person session.  Any student with more than 12 transferrable credit hours of prior college experience (after high school graduation) transferring from a 4-year university, or who graduated from high school more than 2 years ago must complete an online orientation.

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How do I sign up for a ROAR session?

Freshman and Transfer students from a 2-year community college or university, once admitted to A&M-Commerce, can reserve a spot for a ROAR session by logging into the Applicant Portal. All other students will receive a link to the online orientation via email.

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Is there a cost for ROAR?

ROAR is an important step in your enrollment process at A&M-Commerce and is mandatory for all new incoming students. The fee for ROAR is $100 and assessed to ALL new students without exception, participation, and regardless of what type of session you complete. The ROAR fee posts directly to your student account. If applicable, financial aid can apply to ROAR charges, otherwise, this communication confirms your responsibility for payment of the $100 ROAR fee.

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Are parents or family members required to attend ROAR?

No, the Parent and Family Orientation is an optional program that parents and family members may attend if desired.

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Is there a cost for parents and guests to attend ROAR?

There is a cost for parents and guests to attend in-person ROAR sessions. All associated costs will be presented during the reservation process.

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