*Updated August 4, 2020, 9:15 a.m. CST

As an addition to the below existing policy concerning cadets who may want to stay home this semester and conduct all their classes online.

If a cadet has a pre-existing health condition that puts them at greater risk of contracting COVID-19 or greater risk of further health issues if exposed to COVID-19, (MUST be verified by a valid doctor’s statement), and they choose to stay home this semester on LOA status as a result, we will favorably consider allowing that cadet to retain his/her Corps scholarship.

Please notify Corps Operations and Training at 979.862.4311 to report pre-existing health conditions and also send a valid doctor’s statement concerning the pre-existing health issue in order to be considered for this option. This is NOT an option for cadets who choose to resign from the Corps while staying home this semester to take classes online.

*Updated July 21, 2020, 9:45 a.m. CST

From Brigadier General Joe E. Ramirez, Jr.

We have received several queries lately from cadets wanting to know if they could stay home to conduct all of their classes online this fall, as outlined in the latest policy letter from the Provost, and still remain in the Corps of Cadets. There have also been questions concerning both Corps and ROTC scholarships, and if cadets could retain their scholarships if they choose to stay home and conduct all of their classes online this fall.

The below guidance is provided for cadets considering remaining home for the fall semester to conduct their classes online.

Cadets have two options if they make the decision not to return to campus this fall:

(1) Leave Of Absence (LOA) for COVID-19:  Cadets who choose to remain home and conduct all of their classes online for the fall semester may choose to go on LOA (due to COVID-19) from the Corps and retain membership in the Corps. Similar to cadets on Study Abroad programs or conducting an internship for their college during the semester, cadets on LOA are still members of the Corps, but are considered on Leave of Absence for the semester. However, cadets who choose to remain home for the semester on LOA are not considered active members of the Corps, and will not be allowed to retain their Corps scholarship, if they have one.  Cadets on LOA may also choose to keep their uniforms or return them to the Uniform Distribution Center (UDC).  If uniforms are kept, cadets will be assessed the annual uniform fee in the fall of 2020.  If cadets return their uniforms, the fee will be assessed when uniforms are re-issued to the cadet upon their return in the Spring of 2021.  If returning uniforms, the UDC recommends using a shipping carrier like FedEx or UPS so cadets have up-to-date tracking and to ensure delivery of the uniforms directly to the UDC facility. Cadets should dry clean their uniforms before returning them, otherwise, the UDC will charge for dry cleaning and damaged/soiled uniforms. Cadets may ship their uniforms to:

Uniform Distribution Center

448 Lewis St

1115 TAMU

College Station, TX 77843-1115

Cadets will need to cancel their fall 2020 semester housing application by logging into their housing portal at https://oncampusaggies.tamu.edu.  There is a penalty to canceling and a process to appeal.  Cadets can contact housing@tamu.edu for additional information.

Cadets requesting an LOA for COVID-19 must contact the Assistant Commandant for Operations & Training at 979-862-4311 to inform them of your intent to do so.

(2) Resign:  Cadets who choose to remain home and conduct all of their classes online for the fall semester may also resign from the Corps. Cadets choosing to resign need to complete a Corps Resignation Form to ensure they properly out-process from the Corps.  This form, along with instructions, can be obtained from the Assistant Commandant for Operations & Training at 979-862-4311.  Cadets who resign from the Corps can still reapply to return to the Corps in the spring or later semesters. Cadets automatically lose their Corps scholarship by resigning from the Corps. Cadets must also ship their uniforms back to the UDC if they resign from the Corps and are not physically returning to campus.  The UDC recommends using a shipping carrier like FedEx or UPS so cadets have up-to-date tracking and to ensure delivery of the uniforms directly to the UDC facility. Cadets should dry clean their uniforms before returning them, otherwise, the UDC will charge for dry cleaning and damaged/soiled uniforms. Cadets may ship their uniforms to:

Uniform Distribution Center

448 Lewis St

1115 TAMU

College Station, TX 77843-1115

Cadets will need to cancel their fall 2020 semester housing application by logging into their housing portal at https://oncampusaggies.tamu.edu.  There is a penalty to canceling and a process to appeal.  Cadets can contact housing@tamu.edu for additional information.

Cadets choosing to resign from the Corps of Cadets must contact the Assistant Commandant for Operations & Training at 979-862-4311 to inform them of your intent to do so.

For those cadets on ROTC Scholarship, those seeking an ROTC Scholarship, or those seeking to commission into one of the branches of the Armed Forces through ROTC, please contact your respective ROTC for details on what your options are if you are considering staying home to conduct your classes online the fall semester. They can provide you complete details on potential impact to ROTC scholarships, required ROTC training, and commissioning. Each ROTC has different requirements, so please contact your respective ROTC as soon as possible to get full details on your options from the ROTC cadre. For your convenience, the phone numbers for each ROTC are listed below:

Army ROTC:  (979) 845-2814

Air Force ROTC:  (979) 845-7611

Navy/Marine ROTC:  (979) 845-1775

 

*Updated July 13, 2020, 1:15 p.m. CST

A message from Dr. Anne Reber, Dean of Student Life, on required COVID-19 training for students. View the message here.

*Updated June 9, 2020, 10:45 a.m. CST

A message from President Michael K. Young

Dear Aggie Faculty, Staff, Students and Visitors,

As announced, we are in full execution mode this summer to return in the fall. Committees, including one on face-coverings, have been hard at work to help make this possible. I am announcing a face-covering policy, effective Monday, June 15.

Face coverings (cloth face covering, surgical mask, etc.) must be worn by all individuals (faculty, staff, students and visitors) on Texas A&M University campuses in the following areas:

  • Indoor public areas on campus, except where marked, even if you are alone. This includes all non-private office or residential spaces, such as: lobbies, restrooms, classrooms, teaching and research laboratories, common spaces in residence halls, conference rooms, and break rooms;
  • Outdoor spaces where six feet or more of physical distancing is difficult to reliably maintain;
  • We recommend individuals have at least three face coverings available to use throughout the week in order to begin each day with a new or cleaned face covering;
  • Exceptions to the policy will be granted on a case-by-case basis as outlined in the policy and FAQs.

Please take time to review the face-covering requirements policy and FAQs. If, after reviewing these documents, you have additional questions, then email questions to facecovering@tamu.edu.

Poster with heathy habits to prevent illness

For the latest updates and details from the university, visit: tx.ag/COVID19.

Fall 2020 Operations Information

Fall 2020 Housing Information

fall 2020 schedule

Previous Updates

From President Michael K Young/Texas A&M University

*Updated May 29, 2020, 12:45 p.m. CST

President Young issued guidance on plans for the fall semester. The guidance includes information on earlier start and end dates for the fall semester, a way ahead for courses/classes and precautions to be taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19. View the full message from President Young here.

Of particular note: the fall semester will now begin on August 19 and end prior to Thanksgiving.

As a result of this change in schedule, the dates for FOW and cadre and cadets’ return to campus will be impacted. The new FOW schedule, the return date for cadre and the return date for all other cadets will be announced on Monday.

*Updated April 27, 2020, 1:45 p.m. CST

Deadline Extended to Change Grades to S/U

President Young has approved a recommendation by the Faculty Senate executive committee to extend the time that students have to opt-in to S/U grading. View the announcement and access additional information here

  • Degree candidates will have until 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 7 to make their selection.
  • As a result, degrees will not be conferred until Friday, May 8.
  • All other students will have until noon on Tuesday, May 12.

Texas A&M Responds: COVID-19 News Site or tx.ag/COVIDNews

Texas A&M launches a new site, Texas A&M Responds: COVID-19, that will house the exceptional stories of Aggies persevering during this difficult time. Read the full announcement from President Young here.

Helping Our Students

Students seeking emergency aid as a result of circumstances surrounding COVID-19 should visit the Financial Aid website.

Texas A&M University and Texas A&M Foundation announce disaster relief fund to support Aggies whose lives have been affected by COVID-19. The Texas A&M Foundation announcement can be accessed here.

Campus Facilities and Operations

President Young issues guidance about impact of shelter in place of residence on campus facilities and operations. View the full message here.

Campus Credits/Refunds

URGENT Housing Guidance

*Update from March 20, 2020 4:00 pm 

The Office of Safety & Security: Timely Warning COVID-19

From the Commandant of Cadets, Brigadier Joe E Ramirez, Jr

*Updated June 1, 2020, 12:45 p.m. CST

Following President Young’s announcement last week regarding the date change to the first day of classes, and the subsequent change to the academic schedule, the Corps of Cadets has revised the schedule for Freshman Orientation Week (FOW) and the dates for cadets to return to campus.

  • Cadet Cadre members will return to campus on Thursday, August 6th.
  • The Corps and Major Unit Commanders will have their Annual Leadership Off-site Conference Friday, August 7th through Sunday August 9th.
  • Freshman Orientation Week (FOW) Check-in Day is now Tuesday, August 11th. FOW will be conducted August 11ththrough August 18th.
  • All other cadets, including remaining members of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band will return to campus on Friday, August 14th.
  • FOW will conclude with Fish Review on Tuesday, August 18th.
  • The first day of classes is Wednesday, August 19th.

Residence Life/Dorm Move Out Instructions, Forms and FAQs can be accessed here.

Uniform Turn-In information is available here.

Residence Life Move Out Guidance 

Commissioning and Summer Training Guidance 

*Update from March 19, 2020 at 2:22 pm

*Update from March 17, 2020 5:51 pm

*Update from March 16, 2020 4:15 pm

From Provost Carol Fierke

*Updated June 16, 2020, 10:50 a.m. CST

A message from Provost Carol Fierke on fall semester classes and scheduling. View the full message here.

Guidance from Provost Carol Fierke on Summer 2020 courses.

*Updated April 2, 2020, 3:35 p.m. CST

From the Office of New Student & Family Programs regarding Summer 2020 New Student Conferences
“Due to the on-going concerns regarding COVID-19, Texas A&M University has decided to cancel in-person New Student Conferences (NSC) for summer 2020 and move them to a fully virtual experience. Through a virtual format, we will provide content for students and family members that create ways for you to foster virtual communities to help your transition to Texas A&M.
Students will maintain the NSC date for which they are registered, and you will receive access to the virtual content the week of your NSC. We know you have many questions about this new format, and we will work to answer them as we move forward. You will receive direct updates through your personal and Texas A&M Gmail accounts, and we will post up-to-date information on our website as well as through social media platforms.
We have established a website with basic FAQs, such as fees, access and August NSCs, and will continually add information as it becomes known. At this time, email is the best method of communication with our office. Questions by phone will experience a delayed response.
Your patience is appreciated as we work through multiple layers of implementing a virtual experience for 14,000 incoming students and their 16,000 family members/guests. We look forward to creating a positive and supportive experience for you in your transition to Texas A&M. We will be in touch with more information by April 15.”
Further guidance concerning how the Corps of Cadets will conduct virtual NSCs for the Corps and ROTCs will be forthcoming shortly. Please continue to monitor our social media sites for further updates on virtual new student conferences. Also visit tx.ag/CorpsNews for further COVID-19 updates.
Visit the New Student Conference website for the latest announcements and FAQs.
*Updated April 1, 2020, 5:40 p.m. CST
Guidance from Provost Carol Fierke on S/U grading can be found here. Updates to this message are available here and can also be found at provost.tamu.edu.

Guidance on Summer 2020 Classes

Temporary Changes to Grading, Q-Drop and Withdrawal Deadlines

*Note: Prior to making any changes, students are encouraged to consult with an academic advisor. Schedule an appointment with Corps Academics at tx.ag/appointments or contact your department directly.

From Governor Greg Abbott

Executive Order from Governor Greg Abbott–March 26, 2020

From Brazos Valley Community Leaders

*Updated April 3, 2020, 3:15 p.m. Shelter in Place Extended Until April 30 for Brazos County

The Shelter in Place order has been extended for Brazos County until April 30

*Updated March 23, 2020, 5:56 p.m. SHELTER IN PLACE ISSUED FOR BRAZOS COUNTY

A shelter in place has been issued for Brazos County to include the cities of Bryan and College Station and Texas A&M University. The Shelter in Place will take effect Tuesday, March 24 at 9pm. Shelter in Place details including what you should and shouldn’t do are available here.