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Building 311

Bldg 311

What is Building 311?

Building 311 is a monthly email newsletter to educate, inform and inspire our audiences. Stories and information in the newsletter share the innovation and excellence at the Galveston Campus to a diverse audience of over 5,000 readers, including community and industry leaders, media, elected officials and more.

Why Building 311?

Building 311 at Fort Crockett is where our marine science and maritime origins converged. First home to marine research and graduate programs under Dr. Sammy Ray’s leadership, the building also housed Texas Maritime Academy cadets from 1964-1971. Building 311 honors the legacy of Dr. Ray, the creation of the Texas A&M Maritime Academy and our Galveston Island roots. While our name has changed many times over the decades, Building 311 is where it all began. 

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Texas A&M University at Galveston is the marine and maritime branch campus of Texas A&M University which educates nearly 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students 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 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 six state maritime academies and the only one in the southern United States, which trains over 400 cadets annually for maritime service and employment around the world.

Texas A&M-Galveston is located in Galveston, Texas on the Gulf Coast where it is surrounded by 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.