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Texas A&M University at Galveston Campus Closed Per State Mandate due to Coronavirus & COVID-19 Concerns    

March 19, 2020

By Texas A&M University at Galveston Division of Marketing & Communications

GALVESTON, Thursday, March 19, 2020—In accordance with Governor Abbott’s statewide executive order, Texas A&M University at Galveston is officially closing campus Friday, March 20, through at least April 3, 2020 due to concerns related to the coronavirus and COVID-19. This will go into effect at 12 a.m. on Friday. Residence halls will remain open.
 
As always, our first priority is the safety of our students, faculty and staff while supporting continued education and training in response these unprecedented events. At this time, we do not have a definitive answer as to when campus will be re-opened for business or in-person classes.
 
“The safety and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff is our first priority. Next is supporting our students in achieving their academic goals,” said Michael E. Fossum, Chief Operating Officer of the Galveston Campus. “We know this action is disruptive to those goals, but we will get through this and together. I greatly appreciate the support we have from our impacted families and the public. Although we have temporarily scattered to weather this latest storm, the Sea Aggie spirit is strong!”
 
We realize the closure of campus will have a host of ripple effects regarding a number of events and we will continue to diligently work to get those answers to all affected parties as soon as we are able. The situation is still fluid and evolving rapidly.
 
Please stay tuned to our dedicated COVID-19 website, newsroom and social media channels for more forthcoming information regarding the Texas A&M-Galveston campus closure, coronavirus and COVID-19 response, as well as any potential social media-based or virtual alternatives we may offer regarding these events and other events impacted by these measures.

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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.