Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Texas A&M University-Kingsville grew out of the teacher college or "normal school" movement that swept Texas and the nation in the early 1900s. Chartered in 1917 but not opened until 1925 because of America's entry into World War I, the University is the oldest continuously operating public institution of higher learning in South Texas. Shortly after beginning life as South Texas State Teachers College, its role was expanded to embrace a wider array of programs. As its mission has expanded, its name has changed to reflect its wider scope. Its first name change, to Texas College of Arts and Industries, came in 1929. In 1967 the name changed to Texas A&I University. The University became a member of the Texas A&M University System in 1989 and in 1993 changed its name to Texas A&M University-Kingsville to reflect that membership.

Texas A&M-Kingsville is South Texas' greatest university, offering more academic programs and degrees, providing better learning and living facilities, doing more research, awarding more scholarships and producing more successful graduates than any other college or university in the region. [ Read All ]


United States

700 University Blvd. MSC 157
TX 78363-8202
Phone: (361) 593-2619
Website: http://www.tamuk.edu/arts

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Location and Getting there

The University is located in historic Kingsville, a friendly, safe city of 25,000 that is the home of the legendary King Ranch. Corpus Christi and its beaches are just 40 miles to the northeast, and the border with Mexico is 120 miles to the south at Brownsville or 119 miles to the west at Laredo.

Department and information about the department

In the Art Department students learn the fundamentals of artistic expression in order that their developed individuality may lead top; one of the many directions found in the field of art. A premier gallery allows the department to carry out an ambitious exhibition program that is part of the University commitment to contribute to the cultural environment of nearby communities. In addition, participation by students and faculty in exhibitions provides a significant expressive and educational experience. Many successful artists and teachers began their career in the department. Amado Pena, Carmen Lomas Garza and Cesar Martinez lead this list.


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The Javelina Alumni Association exists to unite alumni and current students by keeping them connected and involved in the promotion of the University's educational mission of excellence.


Student Support

At Texas A&M-Kingsville, students come first. Your college experience includes time in the classroom, outside study time, student activities and organizations, living arrangements and more.

We are proud to offer a wide variety of extracurricular activities that engage students and create a vibrant campus community. There are more than 100 different organizations registered on campus, and you can even start a new one if we don’t have what you want already! Some of our groups get together to study and mentor each other, while others exist for community service or just for fun. These groups are a great way to get involved, make new friends, and make connections for your future.

One of the most popular activities is recreational sports. Between flag football, basketball, or dozens of other competitions there is always something to do to meet other people or relax in between studies.

We also offer tutoring, health services, counseling, and career advising. Whatever you need, we are here to point you in the right direction.


Student Life

The Department of Student Activities serves as the resource hub for all student organizations. Student Activities providesmany services to the Texas A&M-Kingsville student organizations, such as registering organizations, producing directories, providing counseling and advising services, and helping student groups with operational assistance. In addition to serving all student groups,Student Activities also provides specialized leadershipprograms and full time support to Greek Life, the HoggieDays Orientation Program, the Javelina Mentor Program, and the Campus Activities Board.The Department also includes activities related to Recreational Sports and Activities.Believing extra-curricular involvement is essential to student success, the TAMUK Department of Student Activities completes your education.



The Residence Life office is responsible for overseeing the operation of the residence halls and student family housing.

Whether you are a prospective student or a current student, this site will help you get familiar with the services available to you. You can also read about policies, deadlines, and other mportant information that is of interest to residents.

Our hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office is located at Room 100 (east entrance) in Lewis Hall.


How To Apply

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Visit us (open days)

We encourage you to schedule a personal visit to our campus, which can be set up individually for you. You can meet with faculty in your area of academic interest, visit with staff about admission, financial aid and housing options as well as experience what our campus has to offer you. Our tours are available Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call the Office of Outreach & Enrollment Support Services at 361/593-3907 or 800-687-6000 approximately one week in advance of your visit; we look forward to meeting you!


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