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Hullabaloo U

First-year students will participate in Hullabaloo U – Texas A&M’s first-year experience course. Participation in a Hullabaloo U section equips first-year students to achieve academic and personal goals, take advantage of campus resources, develop community and a sense of belonging, and contribute to our Aggie community. In most cases, Hullabaloo U is a zero-credit hour course, so it is free for students!
Each experience is unique, but all Hullabaloo U sections will include:
  • A faculty or staff instructor committed to your success
  • A student peer mentor to help you navigate the college experience
  • A community of approximately 25 other first-year students
  • A common student success curriculum

First-year students will learn more about Hullabaloo U at their New Student Conference.

Frequently Asked Questions

It is an expectation that all first-year students participate in a Hullabaloo U course during their first semester.
Only first-time-in-college students (freshmen) are able to participate in Hullabaloo U. Transfer students are encouraged to check out the Transfer Student Program offered by the Office for Student Success.  
Hullabaloo U will cover a variety of topics that will ease the transition into college. Students can expect to hear about academic success strategies and resources, wellness, and many other topic areas such as time management, resilience, and transition skills. The overall purpose of the class is to help students to build community among their classmates and make Aggieland feel like home.
Hullabaloo U sections are made up of no more than 30 students, likely making it one of the smallest classes during a student's first semester. Your class will be taught by a faculty or staff member from across campus that is invested in your success as a first-year student. Paired with each instructor is at least one upperclassmen peer mentor who will act as a guide and resource during your first semester.