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Galveston Campus Tropical Shelter-in-Place Update    

Updated September 22, 2020 at 2:15PM


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

Remote instruction and operations continue through Wednesday, Sept. 23. On-campus instruction and operations will resume as normal Thursday, Sept. 24.

The Galveston Campus has experienced minimal impacts from Tropical Depression Beta limited to road and parking lot flooding that has now subsided. Therefore, we are lifting our tropical shelter-in-place on campus. However, as Beta has moved inland, it has caused significant travel concerns through Wednesday, Sept. 23. As such, all on-campus operations and instructional activities will continue to operate remotely on Wednesday. All cadet activities are canceled Wednesday.

Campus is open to all students, faculty and staff who can safely travel to and from campus, but we strongly encourage all in our campus community to monitor travel conditions in your area and make decisions in the best interest of personal safety.

All on-campus operations and instructional activities will resume on-campus as normal on Thursday, Sept. 24.

Students who experience difficulties completing their course assignments should communicate via their usual means to their faculty member. Faculty and staff who experience difficulties completing their duties, instruction or work assignments while off-campus should contact their department head or supervisor to determine available options. Be aware that power outages may impede communications so be prepared to reach out as soon as able.

Students, faculty and staff should closely monitor Sea Aggie Alerts, campus email, campus social media (@aggiesbythesea) and the Galveston Campus mobile app for continued updates in the coming days. Stay alert, weather aware, and monitor travel conditions.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

The Galveston Campus has partnered with the Texas A&M Foundation to channel donations to aid our students, faculty and staff who may be impacted by severe weather events, such as Tropical Storm Beta. Anyone who would like to donate can give online to the Texas A&M University at Galveston Hurricane Relief Fund. Gifts will support immediate needs such as housing, food, clothing, transportation and other services. Supporters, students, faculty and staff can find more information here.

Road and travel conditions should be monitored via the Texas Department of Transportation at drivetexas.org or call toll free at 800-452-9292 prior to departure.

In spite of severe weather, COVID-19 safety measures and protocols should be followed. For more information, visit www.tamug.edu/covid-19/

Questions may be sent to infoline@tamug.edu.

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Media contact:
Rebecca Watts
Director of Marketing and Communications
Texas A&M University at Galveston
(409) 740.4840
rwatts@tamug.edu



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.