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Shelter in Residence Order Extended by Galveston County & Refunds Update    

April 2, 2020


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

Shelter in Residence Order Extended by Galveston County

Galveston County announced today that the order to shelter-in-residence will remain in place through April 30, 2020.

The extension was announced shortly after President Trump and Governor Abbott’s extended adherence to social distancing through April 30 earlier this week.

We urge all of our students, faculty and staff to contribute to flattening the curve by venturing out only for essential services and activities.

The Texas A&M University at Galveston Campus will continue to provide essential services to our students who remain on-campus, including dining take-out.

No matter where you may be located, your Galveston Campus community is here to support you.

Refunds/Credits Reminder

Residence

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On-campus residents canceling their housing contract, removing their belongings, and returning their key prior to March 24, 2020 will be issued room rent refunds or credits based on the number of nights between their check-out sign-up date and the end of the contract term, May 9. 

For residents canceling their housing contract, removing their belongings, and returning their key on or after March 24, room rent refunds or credits will be based on the number of nights between the date of check-out sign-up and the end of the contract term, May 9, as long as the student has vacated the room.

Individuals who have questions about this process should contact Campus Living & Learning at 409.740.4445 or reslife@tamug.edu.

Check-out time slots can be reserved at https://www.tamug.edu/cll/#moveout.

Note: For either Housing or Dining, students may choose to either apply any prorated amounts as a credit to their Fall 2020 student fees or receive a direct refund. The amount of any refund will first be used to reduce any existing balance in the student’s fee account, with any remainder refunded via direct deposit. 

Dining

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Students who wish to receive a refund (or credit) for dining must apply at fda.tamu.edu/diningcredit.

Students’ dining privileges will be suspended the business day following their application. This refund (or credit) will be calculated based upon the total amount of unused dining dollars and a prorated amount for meal plans based on the length of time between the business day following their application and May 9, 2020.

Note: For either Housing or Dining, students may choose to either apply any prorated amounts as a credit to their Fall 2020 student fees or receive a direct refund. The amount of any refund will first be used to reduce any existing balance in the student’s fee account, with any remainder refunded via direct deposit. 

Complete information related to the Galveston Campus COVID-19 response is available here.

 

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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.