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Tropical Weather Update    

July 9, 12:00 p.m.

By Division of Marketing and Communications

Texas A&M University at Galveston officials are closely monitoring the possible formation of a tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico.

At this time, campus will remain open for regular business on Wednesday, July 10 and Thursday, July 11.

Decisions regarding the status of campus for Friday, July 12 through Sunday, July 14 will be made on Thursday, July 11 in consultation with the National Weather Service and local emergency management. Should forecasted conditions change additional updates and information will be provided.

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 traveling well south of the forming tropical depression and will remain out of its path for its duration. The T/S Golden Bear is currently scheduled to dock in Ponce, Puerto Rico on Thursday, July 11. As with all marine-based activities, this date is subject to last minute changes and/or cancellations due to any number of variables. 

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.