Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi traces its beginning back to 1947, when Ward Island became the home of the University of Corpus Christi with 312 students enrolled. In 1989, the University joined the A&M System and has since grown to five colleges. The Island University now has more than 12,000 students from across the nation and 50 countries.
The Island University
The University slogan is "The Island University". Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is the only university in the nation that is located on its own island.
Islander Ring Ceremony & Ring Wish
Receive your Islander Ring in the presence of your friends, family and university dignitaries at the Islander Ring Ceremony. The bi-annual ceremony is a campus tradition for our students who have made it to their junior year. The Islander Ring symbolizes pride, achievement, and university spirit. Receiving your ring during the official Ring Ceremony signifies that you are close to becoming a distinguished member of the Islander Alumni Association. Until you graduate, you will wear your ring with the Islanders name facing toward you.Each ring recipient is given a sand dollar at their ring ceremony. Like a penny in a wishing well, this token is then tossed into the fountain at Woo Sung Lee Plaza during the Islander Ring Wish.
Official School Colors
The official colors of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi are blue and green, with silver serving as an accent. Blue is the dominant color for all purposes.
The ‘Shaka‘ is the universal university greeting. It can be used as a greeting or goodbye, a sign of approval or praise, as well as a symbol of school spirit.
How to Shaka