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Galveston Campus Tropical Shelter-in-Place Update, Friday, 10.9.20    

Updated October 9, 2020 at 4:30PM


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

Impacts from Hurricane Delta began earlier today and are expected to continue into the evening. Intermittent tropical storm-force winds and rainfall remains possible through the rest of Friday. Scattered power and communication outages are anticipated. The tropical shelter-in-place remains in effect until Saturday, Oct. 10 at 6 a.m. Instructional and business operations are expected to resume as normal on Monday, Oct. 12.

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.

The information provided below should be used for planning purposes ONLY.


SHELTER-IN-PLACE TIMELINE

Friday, October 9

  • Campus is closed except to essential personnel and student residents.  
  • All instructional activities will be supported remotely. Staff, unless needed as essential on campus, should work remotely. Students who experience difficulties completing their work 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 communication so be prepared to reach out as soon as able.
  • Campus recreation will maintain normal operations at all locations unless weather conditions impact travel or safety. In that event, recreation locations and hours of service may change due to the availability of staff.
  • Pelican Island on the Go on the second floor of MAIN is closed. All other dining locations are maintaining normal operations.
  • The library and the Seibel Learning Center are closed.


Saturday, October 10

  • Tropical shelter-in-place is expected to be lifted at 6 a.m. and normal business operations resumed. However, the timing of lifting the tropical shelter-in-place may change depending on conditions and impacts to campus. Monitor communications channels for current information.


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 Hurricane Delta. 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.