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Big Event and Aggieland Saturday by the Sea Canceled to Maintain Precautionary Coronavirus & COVID-19 Instruction    

March 16, 2020

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

GALVESTON, Monday, March 16, 2020—Texas A&M University at Galveston’s Big Event, scheduled for Saturday, March 21 and campus preview event Aggieland Saturday by the Sea, scheduled for Saturday, March 28, have been canceled until further notice due to concerns related to the coronavirus and COVID-19.
Per official Texas A&M University coronavirus and COVID-19-related response, campus community meetings (campus, agencies) and events are as of now restricted to less than 50 participants, no participants from off campus (other than campus community members), nor travelling from other states or countries through April 3.
While we regret canceling these events that are special to current and potential Aggies by the Sea, our first concern will always be keeping our students, staff, faculty and visitors safe.
Big Event is a celebrated annual event wherein hundreds of students dedicate a Saturday to community service and service-oriented projects in their local area. Aggieland Saturday by the Sea is Texas A&M-Galveston’s signature campus preview event dedicated to showing high school juniors, seniors and potential transfer students everything our wonderful campus has to offer.
Please stay tuned to our newsroom and social media channels for more forthcoming information regarding the Texas A&M-Galveston coronavirus and COVID-19 response, as well as any potential social media or virtual alternatives we may offer regarding these events.


Media contact:
Rebecca Watts
Director, Division of Marketing & Communications

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.

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