Texas A&M Day Of Mourning Message

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By Carol A. Fierke, Texas A&M University Provost and Executive Vice President

As a reminder, Texas A&M University’s offices, colleges and units located in Bryan-College Station are closed Thursday, Dec. 6 in observance of the legacy of President George H.W. Bush and to accommodate the university’s role in the ceremonies.

Governor Abbott and Chancellor Sharp have authorized a state and federal day of mourning for state agencies and universities for Wednesday, Dec. 5.

On Wednesday, Dec. 5, classes and services on Bryan-College Station campuses will be held and offices will be open for students, faculty and staff. 

In support of the National Day of Mourning, we strongly encourage supervisors to allow personnel to observe the televised funeral proceedings in honor of President Bush between 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Wednesday.

On Thursday, Dec. 6, as previously announced, all sites inside Brazos County will be closed.

Texas A&M University sites outside of Bryan-College Station will be observing the following schedules:

  • Texas A&M University, Galveston Campus – closing, Thursday Dec. 6
  • Texas A&M University, Qatar Campus – closing, Thursday, Dec. 6
  • Texas A&M University, Higher Education Center at McAllen – closing Thursday Dec. 6
  • Texas A&M University, School of Law – Thursday, Dec. 6, all non-essential personnel released in observance. Final exams will be held as scheduled and associated resources will be available to students.
  • Texas A&M University, College of Dentistry – Wednesday, Dec. 5, non-essential personnel released in observance. Clinics and classes will be held and resources available to students and patients.
  • Texas A&M University, College of Nursing – Thursday, Dec. 6, closed in observance.
  • Texas A&M University, Kingsville Campus of the Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy – Wednesday, Dec. 5, closed in observance.
  • Texas A&M University, Health Science Center, College of Medicine:
    • Bryan-College Station – Thursday, Dec. 6, courses and essential academic programs (clinical rotations) will be closed. Clinics will be open and ongoing.
    • Dallas – Thursday, Dec. 6, non-essential personnel released in observance. Clinics and essential academic programs (clinical rotations) will be open and ongoing.
    • Round Rock – Thursday, Dec. 6, non-essential personnel released in observance. Clinics and essential academic programs (clinical rotations) will be open and ongoing.
    • Houston – Wednesday, Dec. 5, non-essential personnel released in observance. Clinics and essential academic programs (clinical rotations) will be open and ongoing.
    • Temple – Wednesday, Dec. 5, non-essential personnel released in observance. Clinics and essential academic programs (clinical rotations) will be open and ongoing.
    • Coastal Bend Health Education Center – Corpus Christi – Thursday, Dec. 6, non-essential personnel released in observance. Clinics and essential academic programs (clinical rotations) will be open and ongoing.
    • TexVet-Round Rock – Thursday, Dec. 6, non-essential personnel released in observance. Clinics and essential academic programs (clinical rotations) will be open and ongoing.
    • Healthy South Texas McAllen – Thursday, Dec. 6, non-essential personnel released in observance. Clinics and essential academic programs (clinical rotations) will be open and ongoing.

Also, Texas A&M University System Agencies and Health Science Center sites outside of Bryan-College Station have announced the following schedules:

  • Texas A&M AgriLife agencies outside Brazos County (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M Forest Service, and the Texas A&M Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory) will close except for essential personnel on Wednesday, Dec. 5.
  • Texas A&M Engineering Agencies (TEES & TTI), Thursday, Dec. 6. closed in observance.
  • TEEX, Wednesday, Dec. 5, non-essential personnel will be released in observance.

For questions, email provost@tamu.edu or system agency leadership.

Thank you,

Carol A. Fierke, Provost and Executive Vice President


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