While we will continue to provide essential in-person services related to housing and health, the majority of our other services are now being exclusively provided remotely by our outstanding and dedicated staff. Although most of our physical locations are closed to the public, our staff is available via phone, email and Zoom (when applicable) to support students, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders. We are committed to providing remote services that support student wellbeing, enrich the student experience through online engagement, and contribute to student success. For the most accurate and up-to-date information, please visit our department websites and connect through social media.
Office of the Vice President
- Our team is via phone, email, and Zoom for consultation and support. For general inquiries, please call 979-845-4728 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Students who are faced with financial difficulties as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis can apply for emergency financial assistance. Please detail the reason for your request. Funds are limited, every request may not be funded or fully-funded.
- The University has created a relief fund for our students administered by the university. If you've been looking for an opportunity to show your support, we would be delighted if you would donate to our student relief fund
Student Health Services
- Student Health Services (SHS) is available for students to utilize during this time. To make an appointment with a clinician, visit the SHS Appointment page. If students are experiencing any high-risk symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste/smell, diarrhea), they may web book a telemedicine appointment with a clinician or call SHS at (979) 458-8310 to schedule a telenurse screening appointment. Find updates and how to access services on our SHS coronavirus update page. Patient Services is available to answer questions at (979) 458-8310 or email@example.com.
- COVID-19 PCR (current infection) and antibody testing (past infection) are available for students by self-referral. Results will typically be available within 48-72 hours after testing. Insurance may reimburse for the cost of this testing, so students should bring their insurance card. For uninsured students, CARES Act Funding is available. If you have had a close exposure to someone with COVID-19 or you have symptoms, please make a telenurse appointment. For those having high risk symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath), the nurse will be able to give instructions for seeing a provider and receiving testing. For those with mild or low risk symptoms or who have had exposure, you may be sent to the self-collection testing area. Contact the Lab at (979) 458-8333 for any questions. To expedite the testing process, please fill out the following form in advance: COVID Antibody Testing Form. Testing is only available on Monday-Friday, 8:15am-4pm. Please present at the main entrance to gain access to the lab for this testing.
- Faculty and staff are now available to utilize SHS for COVID testing. COVID-19 PCR (current infection) and antibody testing (past infection) are available. Faculty and staff can self-schedule on the patient portal if they do not exhibit any high-risk symptoms. There is a charge associated with SHS testing, yet insurance may reimburse for the full cost of the test. Please contact Patient Services at (9790 458-8310 for more information.
- General Information
- On campus housing remains open with live-in staff on duty and working wi-fi.
- Community Learning Centers are open and promoting social distancing guidelines.
- Academic Peer Mentors are available online.
- All programming is suspended but staff are working to keep community involvement without compromising social distancing.
- All Game Rooms and the Fitness Center at the Gardens are closed.
- Residence Life 24 Hour Desks in the Commons and Hullabaloo Hall, as well as the information desks at White Creek Community Center and Gardens Community Center, will be staffed on a limited schedule. There will be a phone number posted for assistance after hours.
- The Housing Assignments Office, North and South Area Offices, Corps Area Housing Office and Gardens Apartments Office will be closed to walk-ins.
- Dining is open and offering take out only.
Offices of the Dean of Student Life
- Offices under the Dean of Student Life (Office of the Dean, Graduate & Professional Student Government, Health Promotion, LGBTQ+ Pride Center, New Student & Family Programs, Off-Campus Student Services, Student Assistance Services, Student Conduct Office, Student Legal Services, Student Media, and the Women’s Resource Center) are providing remote services. Individuals are encouraged to visit our website for information about how to engage available services.
- Student Assistance Services (SAS) can be a beginning point of contact for information or questions about a variety of topics including: referrals and resource connections; concerning behavior follow-up; student welfare checks; student absence notifications; Silver Taps and student death; transition issues; and more. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to contact SAS by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are ever concerned about a student exhibiting concerning behavior, please use the Tell Somebody reporting process.
- New Student Conferences (NSC) for summer 2020 have been moved to a fully virtual experience. Visit our website for more information and updates.
- Howdy Week will be held Aug. 10-18, 2020. For more information and updates, please visit the Howdy Week website.
- Visit our COVID-19 page for our department-related updates.
- The latest remote programming information can be found online.
- The Let's Talk Program is now available through Counseling & Psychological Services. Let's Talk provides a virtual space for students of color to process their experiences as they navigate identity, academics, and the challenges and uncertainties related to COVID-19. Visit the Let's Talk page for more information.
Corps of Cadets
- The Corps has created a new webpage to capture the latest updates (tx.ag/CorpsNews).
- You may also follow the Corps of Cadets’ social media accounts for the latest updates. On Facebook and Twitter, follow @tamucommandant and @aggiecorps; on Instagram, follow @aggiecorps.
- Consistent with TAMU guidance on social distancing, Corps academic advising will be conducted virtually. Schedule an appointment with Corps Academics at: tx.ag/appointments
The Sam Houston Corps of Cadets Center is open. Guests are asked to comply with university policies when visiting campus. Overnight Corps recruiting programs are suspended; however, in-person and zoom appointments are available. Appointments with Corps Recruiting can be scheduled through the Texas A&M Visitor Center at https://www.tamu.edu/visitors/register.html.
- Student Activities has created a special Student Organization Resources (COVID-19) webpage to support our student organization community. Please be sure to visit this page to find targeted updates, recommendations, and resources for student organizations and leaders navigating the changing landscape of organizational operations in the current context, as well as an archive of all Student Activities COVID Update emails.
- Student Activities will be offering virtual services only until further notice. Virtual services include organization consultations via phone, email, or zoom; electronic routing and signing of SOFC documents; online organizational training; and more. Please check the Student Organization Resources (COVID-19) website for more information or email email@example.com with any questions.
- Student organization travel (any activities beyond 25 miles from campus) is prohibited indefinitely, as per the Texas A&M suspension of all University Travel.
- The Student Organization Finance Center (SOFC) is operating virtually to manage student organizations’ financial needs. For any questions or concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and the appropriate team member will contact you. Virtual Office Hours will be available begin the week of March 30 - April 3. To see available services for the SOFC, visit the Student Organization Resources (COVID-19) webpage.
Becky Gates Children's Center
- Our center is open and operational during our normal business hours of 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. COVID-19 updates available here.
- Waitlist applications are being accepted. Apply now!
- Our monthly newsletter has moved to the Emma format. Anyone may subscribe, so if you are interested sign up today!
Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)
- CAPS remains committed to supporting students' mental health and wellbeing. We have modified our services in conjunction with Texas A&M’s guidance on physical distancing. Learn more on our website.
- The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been stressful for many people and communities. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause a host of emotional responses. Please visit a special page on our website for mental health and coping during COVID-19.
- Just like your physical health, your mental health matters. Utilize the resources on this webpage to learn more about common concerns college students face.
- A simple conversation can save a life. Find suicide awareness and prevention resources, including FREE Kognito gatekeeper intervention training.
- HelpLine remains operational from 4 p.m. to 8 a.m. weekdays and 24 hours on weekends. We encourage students to call and talk about their feelings related to the impact of COVID-19, online classes, or anything that is on their mind. HelpLine is equipped to provide peer support, information, crisis intervention, and referrals to students, as well as those concerned about students. Call to talk.
- The Disability Resources (DR) team is committed to providing accessibility consultation and support via phone, email, and video conferencing (Zoom) for students, faculty, and staff making the transition to online and hybrid coursework and services.
- Read our frequently asked questions for fall.
- The Disability Resources office in the Student Services Building, Suite 122 will be open business hours (8am – 5pm) with limited on-site staffing again beginning Monday August 10th.
- DR still strongly encourages that most contacts be completed by phone, email or through web conferencing appointments. Most staff will still be working remotely at least part of each week throughout the fall semester.
- The Disability Resources Testing Center (TC) will be available for in-person testing as well as Zoom proctoring for the fall. Detailed information about how students with disabilities can schedule exams and what to expect when taking exams at the Testing Center are outlined in the TC Reference Guide for Fall.
Memorial Student Center
- The Memorial Student Center (MSC) is now open to the public M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The student programs office will re-open in the Spring 2021 with limited seating capacity. If you would like to schedule a meeting space, please call our office at (979) 845-1515
- Many MSC events and programs are offered with a hybrid format allowing our audience to choose the format they are most comfortable attending. Check our website for future offerings.
- The campus Lost and Found is accepting lost items M - F from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you have found an item, please drop off to the MSC Student Programs Office in Suite 2240. If you would like to claim an item, you may call us at (979) 845-1515 or visit us during office hours. For more information, visit the Lost and Found webpage.
- The MSC Box Office is open and ready to serve you for all program ticketing needs.
- The main Rec Center, the NEW Polo Road Rec Center, and the Penberthy Sports Complex are open for activities! Put on your face mask and come work out, participate in intramurals, climb, swim, and join a fitness or small group training class. Face masks required for all activities in the facilities, except when swimming/exercising/recreating in a pool. Visit our website at https://recsports.tamu.edu/ for loads of information!
- We couldn’t be more excited to announce that our new Polo Road Rec Center is now open! Amenities in this 28,000 square-foot facility include a strength and conditioning room complete with free weights, machine/pin select strength equipment, cardiovascular machines including treadmills and ellipticals, and a 2,000-square-foot free motion AstroTurf area for exercises, medicine balls, and stretching. In addition, the facility houses an activity room for fitness classes that will be offered daily. Locker rooms, towel service, and free, day-use lockers will be available as well.
- Download our new Rec Sports App for easier access to a healthier you! The App provides an additional source of ID to enter our facilities, simplifies the registration process for classes, allows you to reserve time to climb, swim and play racquetball, provides notifications to stay informed, and gives easy access to calendars and schedules. Download it today from the App Store or Google Play.
- Group RecXercise classes are now offered in person and live on Zoom! All-Access class passes and Virtual class passes now available! Buy yours today through the Rec Sports App or at https://recconnect.tamu.edu/
- Rec Sports Intramurals is now offering an eSports Play Pass for only $10 and the Intramurals semester Play Pass for $20. Go to https://recsports.tamu.edu/programs/intramurals/ to find out details and schedules.
- Want to climb, swim or play racquetball? Make a reservation by clicking the “Reservations” icon on our App to schedule time in a racquetball court, the indoor lap pool, the lap lanes of the Cain Outdoor Pool, the indoor rock wall, or bouldering wall.
- Outdoor Adventures is now offering “Camping Concierge” - a new service to help you get outside. Sign up for either a virtual or an in-person meeting to get help planning your next outing. Want to know what park to visit? Don’t know what equipment to choose or where to rent it? Our staff can assist; no question is too small and no adventure is too big! To set up your free concierge session with one of our staff, CLICK HERE.
- Rec Sports Personal Training program is accepting clients! From the novice to the experienced exerciser or athlete, our nationally certified trainers have the knowledge and skill to help you achieve your personal fitness goals. Contact Stephen Opskar at email@example.com or 979-458-2465 to learn more.
University Center & Special Events
- The MSC and Koldus are operating on modified building hours.
- Find the most current facility hours, changes and updates on our COVID-19 update page.
- Read about new guidelines and recommendations for events in response to COVID-19.
- Rudder Theatre Complex, Rudder Tower and All Faiths Chapel are closed indefinitely.
Veteran Resource & Support Center
- The VRSC is currently open with LIMITED capacity and in-person services. Questions regarding availability of certain services can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- In-person meetings with staff are by appointment only. Please email staff directly to arrange appointments.
- Military Admissions is available to assist students via phone or email.
- VALOR is in the process of identifying Zoom meetings to provide continued support through the semester. Students may still reach out to their VALOR leaders via email and texting service.
- The coordinators of our VA Veteran Success on Campus and VITAL programs are available to assist remotely and can be reached by phone or email.
- Please visit our website for information on how to access services remotely.
University Art Galleries
- Both the Stark and Forsyth Galleries are open with the limited hours of Tues.–Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free and mask wearing is required. Operating hours and events are subject to change regarding current world health concerns. Visit our website or call 979-845-8501 for current information.
- Please check our website calendar for the status of concerts and other events. At this time, all events will be on-line but the schedule is still flexible.
- Auditions for the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band, concert bands, jazz bands and orchestras: Please follow the directions found on our website.
- Choral Activities auditions for fall of 2020: Please follow the directions found on our website.
- The Music Activities Center is closed to the public. Enrolled students have access via ID swipe.
- All ensembles will be in-person classes with no on-line option.
- The staff of the Department of Music Activities is available via phone, email and Zoom to support students outside of class times.
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