Resumption of In-Person Classes & Activities for Fall    

March 23, 2021

Campus Community:

It is with great pleasure that we share Interim Provost and Executive Vice President, Mark Weichold’s, message from yesterday evening announcing the resumption of in-person courses and activities this fall semester. This extends to the Galveston Campus too!

This is great news as we look forward to the next academic year, but we know this change brings with it many questions. We are committed to full transparency throughout this process and will communicate additional details as soon as they become available. We encourage you to provide your thoughts and suggestions through the link below.

Faculty, staff and graduate students, please work with your department head or supervisor as we go forward. Teaching and other accommodations are under review and updates will be shared as soon as we have details.

In the meantime, please take a moment to reflect on where we were just a year ago - and how far we have come - since this pandemic disrupted our lives and impacted our mission. Your hard work, creativity, patience and willingness to sacrifice for our the health of our community has been successful.

Thank you for your steadfast commitment, dedication, and persistence which enabled us to successfully navigate this past year, and for your continued support that will allow us to begin preparing for a fall semester that closely resembles pre-COVID operations.


Mike Fossum
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Antonietta Quigg, Ph.D.
Acting Chief Academic Officer
Senior Associate Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies



The Office of the Provost
Texas A&M Univeristy

Dear Texas A&M Community,

Given the progress our state and community are making with vaccinations, the university’s successful testing and contact tracing operations, and a decreasing campus caseload, I am writing to let you know we are planning for a near normal offering of coursework for the fall semester. Students should plan to attend courses in person this fall.

As a result, the class schedule and registration for undergraduate and graduate students will be delayed about a month while departments and colleges make adjustments to the fall schedule (students in professional programs should consult their colleges for further information). The anticipated dates for fall 2021 pre-registration are as follows:

  • Fall schedule released to the public: April 27
  • Pre-registration: April 29-May 12  
  • Open registration: May 13-May 25 at 5 p.m.

NOTE: Summer courses are not affected by this announcement, and pre-registration will proceed as scheduled April 1-16.

Please know that your health and well-being are important to us as we make this transition. While the fall semester is five months away, we will be monitoring conditions carefully. If changes are needed, we are prepared to adjust appropriately. We will continue to inform you as close to real-time as possible so that you are aware of the direction the university is taking.

While this news is welcome for many, I know that some of you may have questions. The leadership team is working on the details for faculty, staff, and students, and we will release guidance in the coming days and weeks to help you prepare for the fall semester.

We look forward to seeing you back this fall and will continue to keep you updated throughout the summer.

With kind regards,

Mark H. Weichold
Interim Provost & Executive Vice President