Mi Casa Su Casa

About

Mi Casa Es Su Casa is a program that offers students an opportunity to network and create a support system at Texas A&M University. Texas A&M Professors and staff invite current students to their homes for an evening of meaningful conversations over a home cooked meal. This program provides a chance for students to network and gain a better understanding of the various opportunities that could open up in the future.

Participants shared after their Mi Casa experience they:

  • Met people who supported and encouraged them to be successful
  • Became more confident in approaching and interacting with Texas A&M Faculty and Staff members
  • Felt welcomed, supported, and valued by the Aggie Family
  • Left inspired and motivated knowing they could relate to hosts and that they are closer to the Aggie Familia.

Listed below are the 2018-2019 Mi Casa Dinner Dates and their application deadlines. Please note only one application will be open at a time.

Hosting dates

Opening ceremony: September 20, 2018 at 6:30 pm in the MSC 2406

  • October Dinner – October 18, 2018
  • November Dinner – November 15, 2018
  • February Dinner – February 21, 2019

FAQs

Students

  • Do I have to be a member of MSC CAMAC to participate?
    • No, you do not. Everyone is encouraged to participate whether or not you are a member of MSC CAMAC.
  • Do I have to pay in order to attend the Mi Casa dinners?
    • No you do not. Mi Casa is happy to cover the cost of attendance, however because we have limited spots, we have a cancellation policy.
  • What happens if I have to cancel last minute?
    • If you RSVP and you do not show up to the program, we will charge you a fee of $10. If you know you have to miss a dinner you signed up in advance, we ask that you let the coordinator know 3 days in advance. If it is less than three days, you still have the option to find someone to take your place and there will be no fee.
  • What do we wear to the dinners?
    • Advised dress code is casual professional. Keep in mind that you will be interacting with Texas A&M Faculty and Staff.
  • Do I get to choose my hosts or who I’m grouped with?
    • No, you do not. Students will be assigned to a random group and host.
  • Do I have to attend all dinners?
    • You are expected to attend the dinners you select in the application form. However, if there is a dinner that you cannot attend you must make sure to cancel three days in advance of the dinner.

Hosts

  • How many students am I expected to host?
    • When hosts apply they are asked how many students they can host; the average range of students is from 6-8. However, hosts will be notified by the Mi Casa coordinator in a timely manner before the day of the dinner just to reassure the number of students going to their home.  
  • How much can I expect to spend per dinner?
    • Past hosts have spent from $50-$125. It all depends on how many students you’re willing to host.
  • What is the time slot for dinners assigned?
    • Dinners are always scheduled to begin at 6:30 pm and last no longer than two hours. From past hosts, 6:30-8:30 pm was the time frame that was most common.
  • How are hosts recognized?
    • We really appreciate what our hosts do and as a token of appreciation we present them with a small gift. Along with that, hosts are also recognized during our Mi Casa closing ceremony.

How do I sign up?!

 

Mi Casa in The Battalion