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Tropical Weather Update    

July 12, 12:00 p.m.

By Division of Marketing and Communications

Texas A&M University at Galveston officials continue to monitor Tropical Storm Barry in the Gulf of Mexico. At this time, weekend campus operations will continue as normal.

Any additional decisions regarding the status of campus will be made in consultation with the National Weather Service and local emergency management. Should forecasted conditions change, additional updated information will be provided.

Please make note of updates to the following campus activities:


Sea Camp
Sea Camp closing ceremonies have been rescheduled to finish by 6:00 p.m. today. We strongly encourage families to pick-up their child today if possible. Saturday morning pick-up will continue as usual unless storm conditions warrant travel advisories. We will continue to monitor air travel and respond accordingly.

If the storm is preventing you from safe travel, please notify the Sea Camp office at 409.740.4525 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or 409.740.4759 after hours, to make arrangements to house campers in the residence halls beyond Saturday (please leave a message and a staff member will get back to you as soon as possible).

Campus dining services will remain open and operational. You and your child’s safety is our priority.

Check-in for July 14 camp remains as scheduled.


Summer Sea Term
The Texas A&M Maritime Academy’s Summer Sea Term aboard the T/S Golden Bear remains unaffected by this development. The ship is currently docked in Ponce, Puerto Rico, well south of the tropical storm, and will remain out of its path for its duration. All ship events and tours will continue as scheduled, but with all marine-based activities, they are subject to last minute changes and/or cancellations due to any number of variables.


Any additional activities scheduled starting this evening and into the weekend, should plan to make alternate arrangements in the case of inclement weather.

Campus officials are preparing for all possibilities, and are in regular communications with local emergency managers and the National Weather Service. As always, our top priority is the safety of our students, faculty and staff.

Please continue to monitor www.tamug.edu for additional information. Updates will also be provided via the campus’ social media channels and the Sea Aggie Alert system

To enroll in Sea Aggie Alert, please visit the TAMUG GetRave website, click “Register” and follow the provided directions to create your account

For more information on emergency preparedness, visit our Campus Safety and Emergency Management and Procedures page.

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Texas A&M University at Galveston is an ocean-oriented branch campus of Texas A&M University which educates nearly 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students in a unique blend of marine and maritime programs, including majors in science, business, engineering, liberal arts, and transportation. It is driving the development of the blue economy in the Gulf Coast Region and is a critical contributor to Texas A&M’s sea-grant portion of Texas A&M’s rare land-, sea-, space-grant mission with nearly $10 million in research expenditures.
 
Texas A&M-Galveston is also home to the Texas A&M Maritime Academy, one of seven in the U.S. and the only academy integrated into a Tier 1 academic institution, which trains over 400 cadets annually for maritime service and employment around the world. Texas A&M-Galveston is ideally located in Galveston, Texas on the Gulf Coast where is it surrounded by the industry, environment and programs essential to fulfilling its special-purpose mission. Aggies are known for their deep commitment to the success of each other and their strong desire to serve.

If you are interested in supporting this endeavor or research, please contact the Texas A&M University at Galveston Office of Development by email at GiveToSeaAggies@txamfoundation.com or by calling (409) 740-4481.