From President Michael K Young/Texas A&M University
*Updated June 9, 2020, 10:45 a.m. CST
A message from President Michael K. Young regarding face coverings on campus
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 email@example.com.
*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.
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 November 17, 2020, 4:30 p.m. CST
As a reminder, the last day of fall semester regular classes for all Texas A&M students is Tuesday, November 24th. All cadets will be released for the fall semester on November 24th and do not have to return to campus until the start of the spring semester on Tuesday, January 19th, 2021. However, cadets who wish to return to campus to take their fall semester final exams online can do so. Corps dorms will remain open until December 12th for all cadets who choose to return to campus to take their final exams. Beginning November 25th, on-campus dining options available to students who return to campus will change. Duncan Dining Hall will close November 25th and will remain closed for the remainder of the semester. Cadets who return to the Corps dorms after November 24th to complete their final exams will have multiple dining options available to them on campus through December 11th, when all campus dining facilities will close. Cadets who plan to return to campus to take their fall semester final exams can view dining options available on campus starting on November 25th at dining.tamu.edu. Please note that dining options vary by date and location, and on campus dining will be available only through December 11th.
*Updated October 21, 2020, 8:22 p.m. CST
An update from Brigadier General Joe E. Ramirez, Jr., Commandant, on regarding the spring calendar for the Corps of Cadets
Due to the changes to the spring calendar announced by the Provost last week, we have reviewed all Corps of Cadets events in the spring and have made adjustments accordingly. While we have not set dates for every event yet, we have set the dates for Final Review and March to the Brazos, based on the new spring calendar for Texas A&M:
- Final Review is now set for Saturday, 1 May, at 9 AM. No information yet concerning rules for who can attend given COVID-19, but we will announce further details in the spring.
- March to the Brazos is now set for Saturday, 24 April, with the first units stepping off at 7 AM. Again, we will release further details in the spring.
- All other Corps events scheduled in the spring are still being coordinated, keeping in mind COVID-19 restrictions, and how they might impact our ability to conduct certain Corps events in the spring. We will release further information on all spring events early next semester as we finalize dates and details.
Please check our social media sites and this webpage for updates to the spring calendar as they become available.
*Updated October 19, 2020, 10:00 a.m. CST
An update from Brigadier General Joe E. Ramirez, Jr., Commandant, on end of semester key dates for the Corps of Cadets
Texas A&M has announced that the last day of classes for the fall 2020 semester is Tuesday, 24 November, 2020. All Texas A&M students will be released for the fall semester after 24 November, and will take all of their fall semester final exams online. Once students are released on 24 November, they will not have to return to campus again until the start of the spring semester on Tuesday, 19 January, 2021. As a result, all cadets will be released for the fall semester on 24 November and do not have to return to campus until the start of the spring semester on 19 January, 2021.
However, just as Texas A&M did in the spring when the decision was made to transition to all online classes due to COVID-19, dorms WILL remain open after 24 November for those students who wish to return to campus to take their fall semester final exams online. Cadets who wish to return to the Corps dorms after 24 November to take their fall semester final exams can do so. Final exams conclude on 9 December, and dorms will close for the semester at noon on 12 December.
Again, all cadets are released for the fall semester after their last class on 24 November 2020, and do not have to return to campus until the start of the spring semester on 19 January, 2021. However, the Corps dorms WILL remain open for those cadets who wish to return to campus and take their fall semester final exams online in the Corps dorms. Corps dorms will close for the semester at noon on 12 December, 2020.
Updates to the above will be made available via this page and social media channels. Beat the Hell Outta Final Exams! AND COVID-19!
*Updated August 4, 2020, 9:15 a.m. CST
Guidance on Fall Semester Corps Participation
*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
Fall 2020 Operations Information
Fall 2020 Housing Information
*Updated August 17, 2020, 1:25 p.m. CST
Per Student Rule 7, students are responsible for providing documentation for personal injury or illness that is too severe or contagious for the student to attend class.
For the Fall 2020 term only, this form may be used in place of a medical confirmation note as required in Student Rule 7. Once submitted, an email is automatically sent to instructors of selected courses and the dean’s designee of the student’s college. The form should be submitted as soon as possible, but must be submitted within three calendar days of your return to class. Please refer to Student Rule 7 for guidance on class attendance and absences.
Free testing for COVID-19 is available to all Texas A&M University students who feel ill or believe they have been exposed to the coronavirus.
Students who test positive, have been exposed, or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 are required to self-report in the university’s COVID-19 portal located here.
If contacted by an individual from the university’s COVID-19 operations center, please accept or return their call in order to enhance the safety of our campus community.
*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 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.
*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.