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Below you can find information and resources for anyone impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Please note that this is the only official communication outlet for the TAMUG Administration. If you have additional questions regarding the state of campus or additional services, please email infoline@tamug.edu.

Campus Timeline

With the passing of Tropical Storm Harvey, we are holding to our previously announced plan to reopen the campus for classes on Monday, Labor Day, September 4. This has been a challenging time for all of us and we thank all of you, immediate and extended Aggie family, for your patience, flexibility, and support as we work to reopen our campus. We will get through this together.
Personnel have already begun returning to campus and are currently correcting any issues to get campus ready for operations.
Friday, September 1

  • 7:00am: The evacuated students in College Station will return to the Galveston campus before noon. Specific information will be provided via onsite residence life staff.
  • 12:00pm: The campus will reopen for all returning students starting at 12:00pm noon to 6:00pm on Friday, and will be open between 9:00am and 6:00pm, Saturday, September 2 and Sunday, September 3 for move-in. Students and families traveling from longer distances are encouraged to arrive and move-in over the weekend to allow for easier travel through the Houston/Galveston area.
  • 12:00pm: The campus bookstore will be open for normal operations and will close at 4:30pm. For those students who previously purchased textbooks through our reserve system and have not yet picked-up, store personnel will be available to assist you.

Saturday & Sunday, September 2 & 3

  • 10:00am-2:00pm: The TAMUG Bookstore will be open.
  • 10:00am-2:00pm Saturday: The Jack K. Williams Library will be open.
  • 10:00am-7:00pm Sunday: The Jack K. Williams Library will be open.

Monday, Labor Day, September 4

  • The campus will be open for full academic operations. Classes will begin as scheduled. If any of student, staff, or faculty has trouble meeting this date, please contact us and we'll work with you to assist you.

We would like to reiterate that safety is paramount. Please do not travel if it is unsafe. Also, be aware that it will be a couple of days before stores and gas stations will be fully restocked on the island, so plan to get a full tank of gas before you travel as well as water, bug spray, and anything you might need for the trip. Continue to monitor www.tamug.edu and Sea Aggie Alert for the latest updates and information. If you have any questions, please contact us at infoline@tamug.edu.

Updated Academic Calendar

Classes are scheduled to resume on Monday, Labor Day, Sept 04. All classes for undergraduate and graduate students, including TAMU Engineering at Galveston, will begin on Monday, Labor Day, September 4, 2017. The adjusted academic calendar is presented below. All faculty are developing plans of how they will incorporate the missed contact hours (lecture, labs, etc) into the first 5 weeks of classes. This will be posted on Howdy before the first class day.

Updated Academic Calendar

  • 9/1: Deadline to post adjusted syllabi on Howdy
  • 9/4: First Class Day (Labor Day)
  • 9/8: Last day to add/drop
  • 9/19: Census date (12th Day class)
  • 9/29: Last day to apply for graduation without a late fee
  • 9/29: 20th Day class date
  • 9/30: Deadline for undergraduate degree planner

We understand that a number of our students have been impacted by Harvey. We will be flexible to facilitate your semester. We know that many of you have family and loved ones in harm's way. For the impacted students, we are declaring any needed absences as University Excused absences pursuant to Student Rules. Student Rule related to absences can be found here.

If you need to use this excused absence, please notify your professors in writing (email is acceptable) prior to September 4th (the start of school).

If you need advising support to change your schedule, please contact your academic department advisor, Office of Graduate Studies or Academic Enhancement. All offices will be open and available on Monday. We ask your patience as we return to work.

Our Counseling and Disabilities Services staff will be in place on Monday and throughout the semester to help support you.
Thank you for your flexibility. We are doing our best to get the school year started but safety remains our main priority. Please continue to monitor www.tamug.edu and Sea Aggie Alert for the latest updates and information. If you have any questions, please contact us at infoline@tamug.edu.

Employee & Student Disaster Report Forms

Dear Sea Aggie Community,

In response to the ongoing reports from employees and students who have been heavily impacted by Harvey, we have created a disaster relief program to help identify and meet the rising needs of our Aggie family. We created two Disaster Report Forms, one for employees and one for students, to begin archiving, budgeting, and addressing any high-demand services and resources.

Because of very limited funds and supplies, we ask that people only request services that they critically need. An advisory board will help determine the support for each request and allocate our finite resources.

We appreciate everyone's understanding and patience with this process. We are doing everything we can to make sure everyone in our Aggie family is cared for.

Employee Disaster Report Form   Student Disaster Report Form

TAMUG Hurricane Relief Fund

Due to the outpouring of support from the Aggie community, Texas A&M University at Galveston has partnered with The Texas A&M Foundation to channel donations to help our students, staff and faculty who have been devastated by Hurricane Harvey.

Anyone who would like to donate can give online to the TAMUG Hurricane Relief Fund. Your gifts will help support immediate needs, such as housing, food, clothing, transportation, and other services. One hundred percent of donations to the TAMUG Hurricane Relief Fund will be used to help our Aggie community.

Thank you for showing the strength and resilience of the Aggie Spirit, especially in times of disaster.

TAMUG Hurricane Relief Fund

TAMUG Disaster Work Orders

TAMUG Employees,

If you discover any damage in our work space that you believe is storm related, do not enter your own work order into Maintenance Connect.  In order to track expenses properly for possible FEMA reimbursement, email Carmel Julian and copy Belinda Webber.  They will respond as quickly as possible. Your subject line needs to be DISASTER RECOVERY.

FEMA Disaster Assistance

FEMA is offering assistance with housing, employment, finances, food, housing, legal aid and medical expenses.  Please visit www.disasterassistance.gov or call 1.800.FEMA (3362) for more information.  Please have the following available:

  • Your address with zip code
  • Directions to your property
  • Condition of your damaged home
  • Insurance information, if available
  • Social Security number
  • Phone number where you can be contacted
  • Address where you get your mail

When you register with FEMA, you will be given a FEMA registration number.  Write down your number and save it.  You will need this number whenever you contact FEMA.

Road Conditions

We know there are a lot of questions regarding driving routes. Unfortunately, there are too many variables for all of our students scattered throughout the region. Please use www.drivetexas.org and do not travel until your particular path is clear and safe!

For conditions in Louisiana, please visit the Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development for more information.

Recovering From A Disaster

Recovering from a disaster is usually a gradual process. Safety is a primary issue, as are mental and physical well-being. If assistance is available, knowing how to access it makes the process faster and less stressful. This section offers some general advice on steps to take after disaster strikes in order to begin getting your home, your community and your life back to normal.

Visit www.ready.gov for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can we help?
At this time, the university is focused on getting students and employees back to campus as safely as possible. In the meantime, The Texas A&M Foundation, The Association of Former Students and TexAgs have partnered to launch a Harvey Relief Forum for Aggies who need or can offer help.
The forum can be found at www.texags.com.
You can also donate to the TAMUG Hurricane Relief Fund.

What about Math Placement Testing?
If you have not heard anything about the Ready, Set, Go Math Placement Test, please stop reading and disregard this message.
If you did receive information saying that you needed to take this placement exam (and you are enrolled in MATH 151), please know this requirement has been suspended.
Please know we want you to be successful in your math classes. Please check the the Learning Commons as soon as classes resume.

Will the delay of classes affect December graduation?
Absolutely not! We will do all academic modifications prior to midterms. Congratulations, we will be there to celebrate with you in December!

How will the delay of classes affect academic and financial deadlines?
We are finalizing our plan as we speak and will communicate it as it becomes available. A quick overview though, faculty will be asked to share with you how they will make up the missed contact hours by the time mid-term grades are due. The rest of the academic calendar will be the same as originally posted (same end of semester and finals dates, same graduation date, etc). Financial aid should not be affected but we will work with that office in a case by case basis.

The add/drop deadline is Friday, September 1. Will this be extended?
Yes! We will be extending the Add/Drop deadline to accommodate our return to campus.

What do you recommend for off-campus students?
As always, please plan for your safety first! If you plan to travel away from the Houston/Galveston area, we strongly urge you to complete the Emergency Evacuation Contact Information Form. This lets us know who you are, where you're going and who to contact in case of an emergency.

My student is staying with family/friends in Dallas/Austin/Fort Worth/etc. Can they come to College Station to ride back to TAMUG?
Unfortunately, we only have room on the buses for the students who were evacuated to College Station. A great resource for students who are looking for a ride back is the Galveston County Aggie Moms' Club and the TAMUG Student groups on Facebook.