Schedule a Visit

There are two types of prospective student campus visits:

General Visits:

The general visit starts at 10 A.M. with a campus presentation, followed by a walking tour of campus. These visits generally last about two hours and are held every other Monday.

The campus presentation includes information about majors, traditions, co-curricular activities, campus life, admissions procedures, and financial aid. Tours showcase specific areas of interest, including classroom buildings, gathering areas, and a residence hall room.

General visits during the fall semester are available Sept. 4, Sept. 18, Oct. 2, Oct. 16, Oct. 30, Nov. 13, Nov. 20, Dec. 4, Dec. 18. Please check back for spring semester dates.

Extended Campus Visits:

The extended campus visit will last approximately three hours and will include all of the aspects of the general visit but will add faculty from the majors featured that day, an extended tour of specific campus resources applicable to those majors, and a student panel. These visits are available on on Fridays at 9am, but please note each Friday will feature only a few majors and areas of interest. Please check the schedule for your particular interests.

Faculty will explain the highlighted majors more in depth and answer questions. The campus tours will showcase specific areas of interest, including classrooms and laboratories, gathering areas, and a residence hall room. Finally, there will be a student panel where students can answer questions about academic experiences, campus activities, residential life, classes and more.

Transportation, Business & Engineering: Sept. 8, Oct. 6, Nov. 3

For students interested in the following majors:

Marine Transportation – Combines studies in international trade and transportation with instruction and training in maritime disciplines to provide the U.S. Maritime Service Cadet with a broad-based education as well as the qualifications for the Third Mate's License (Oceans Unlimited).

Marine Engineering Technology – Provides a strong background in mechanical and electrical engineering fundamentals, mathematics, and analytical methods, which is reinforced by practical machine-shop, welding, and laboratory experiences. Students may choose to purse the Third Assistant Engineer License (Steam and/or Motor Vessels, Unlimited).

Ocean Engineering – Combines civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering with naval architecture and applied oceanography. Students learn to design and work with systems that must operate in the ocean, such as offshore oil rigs, subsea pipeline, and seawalls. To apply for Ocean Engineering, applicants must complete the Texas A&M University – College Station application for admission.

Maritime Administration – Provides a solid background in the key areas of accounting, finance, marketing, law, economics, and mathematics as well as advanced courses in international trade, inland waterways management, brokerage and chartering, organizational behavior, transportation economics, and port and terminal management.

During this tour, students will visit some of the engineering laboratories available, such as the manufacturing lab, Wartzilla engine, electrical lab, fluid mechanics lab as available. If available, students will see the bridge simulator rooms, and take a tour of the training ship General Rudder*. Finally, the tour will visit the library, student center, pool and volleyball courts, and a residence hall.

Sciences, Health & the Coastal Environment: Sept. 15, Oct. 13, Nov.10

For students interested in the following majors:

Marine Biology – Offers broad training in general biology, while emphasizing the plants and animals in the marine environment, such as vertebrate zoology, coastal wetlands ecology, mammalogy, and aquatic animal health.

Marine Fisheries – Provides educational opportunities in the biological sciences, with emphasis of marine management, ecology, taxonomy, zoogeography mariculture, and general biology

Marine Sciences – Provides intensive field experience in addition to a solid base of academic instruction in chemistry, geology, physics, biology, oceanography and mathematics applied to the ocean.

Ocean and Coastal Resources – Prepares students with regard to environmental sciences, economics, and social issues related to the development of marine and coastal resources.

Ocean and One Health – Designed to explore the intersection between animal, human and environmental health coursework needed for students interested in entering health-related programs after graduation, including medical, dental, veterinary school or public health.

During this tour, students will visit some of the science laboratories, such as the organic chemistry lab, the Sea Life Center, the vertebrate lab, and the Seafood Safety Lab as available. In addition, the tour will visit the library, student center, pool and volleyball courts, and a residence hall.

Liberal Arts, Communication, Tourism, Law & Policy: Sept. 22, Oct. 20, Nov. 17

For students interested in the following majors:

Maritime Studies – Focuses on history, archaeology, literature, communication, and politics of maritime peoples and cultures from ancient times to present.

Marine Environmental Law and Policy – Focuses on business law, admiralty law, and environmental law as well as environmental ethics and politics of energy and the environment.

Tourism and Coastal Community Development – Provides skills to assist coastal communities progress while maintaining sound ecological and environmental practices.

Maritime Public Policy and Communications – Synthesizes the study of maritime public policy with the study of international and intercultural communication methods, laws and regulations, and activism.

During this tour, students will visit some of the classroom and laboratories associated with these majors such as the archeology and anthropology displays, the hypermedia lab, museum area, and others as available. In addition, the tour will visit the library, student center, pool and volleyball courts, and a residence hall.

Transfer Students: Sept. 29, Oct. 27, Dec. 1

The visit is designed specifically for students who have graduated high school and will have at least 24 transferrable credits when starting at Texas A&M University Galveston campus.

In addition to the presentation and faculty, students who bring a transcript will be able to meet with an admissions counselor or advisor to review a preliminary degree plan and credit articulation.

During this tour, students will visit the classrooms and laboratories available that highlight prospective majors of students attending the visit that day, as well as the library, student center, pool and volleyball courts, and a residence hall.


 


To schedule a GROUP TOUR, contact the group tour coordinators.

Group Tours for High School and Community College Students

Group walking tours introduce TAMUG to high-school and community college groups of 10-80 guests. Student tour guides tell visitors about life at TAMUG, the University’s history, traditions and academic programs.

School group tours start at 10 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursday, pending tour guide availability, until July 31. The visit includes a welcome from our admission staff members. Groups should expect the total visit time (excluding meals at the dining hall) to last about 1.5 to 2 hours. Group tour guests will see a sampling of campus facilities, including academic buildings, the library, and a residence hall.

From Tuesday, August 1 through Friday, September 1 we will not be giving tours at all because our offices will be relocating to a new building. When we reopen on Monday, September 4, we will be unveiling our new Visitors Center, as well as our new tour schedule. Starting in September, we will be providing group tours twice a month on Monday’s only!

Group Tours for Middle School Students

Group tours are offered only for middle schools arranging field trip activities through Texas A&M University at Galveston’s Department of Educational Outreach. We will make every effort to meet middle school budget challenges. Abbreviated field trip activities at reduced prices, e.g. shark and sea turtle biology presentations, are used to accommodate and coordinate campus tours by large middle school groups. Middle school campus tours are primarily limited to Mondays and Tuesdays. If you are interested in scheduling a middle school campus tour, please contact the Field Trip Coordinator in Educational Outreach, William Dailey, at daileyw@tamug.edu

Group Tours for Elementary School Students

While field trip opportunities are available for this age group, group tours are not. If you have a young child or young students who are enthusiastic about exploring their interests in marine-related activities/careers, please make field trip inquiries with William Dailey at daileyw@tamug.edu.  In addition to field trips, the Department of Educational Outreach offers engaging and suitable summer day camps for this age group through Sea Campus Kids. Please visit www.tamug.edu/seacamp.

Campus Map

Visitor Parking

Physical Address:
Seawolf Parkway
Galveston, TX 77554

Shipping Address:
1001 Texas Clipper Road
Galveston, TX 77554

Directions to the Mitchell Campus on Pelican Island:
Take I-45 south from Houston, which runs directly into Broadway Blvd in Galveston. Turn left at 51st Street intersection (two blocks past McDonalds). Follow 51st street over the Harborside overpass and over the Galveston ship channel bridge. You will see the main entrance to our campus immediately to the right after you exit the bridge but do not use the main entrance. Continue on 51st Street (now called Sea Wolf Parkway) and take the first right, which is the entrance to Texas A&M University Galveston, Mitchell Campus. Follow to the right for visitor parking. The tour is in the MAIN BUILDING (Bldg. 3034).