Updated: 08/06/2020

Office of the President

Dear University Community,

We’re counting down the days till the Fall Semester begins…we’re now 17 days away from Monday, August 24.  See the countdown here.

The campus is a beehive of activity with campus upgrades, enhanced cleaning, new air filters, plexi-screens, special signage and sanitation stations ready.  The bulk of University employees will return on-site this Monday, Aug. 10.

Beginning this Saturday through Sunday, Aug. 16, we’re welcoming our Spring 2020 Graduates and Summer Candidates for Graduation to campus for special photo opportunities conducted with respect to social distancing and face-covering.   The campus quad and front lawn will feature special adornments, banners and signage  in honor of our 50th Anniversary Class. Listen for  the Trailblazer Tower on  the quarter hour from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

We congratulate all our graduates and their families. 

Details about our TAMIU Back Together Plan for this Fall are available on our COVID-19 Resource Center site for students, faculty and staff.  Move-In Days for Texas A&M International University students who will be living on campus this Fall semester  are Friday and Saturday, Aug. 21 - 22. 

As most know, our Fall Semester will be delivered in four formats, including TAMIUFlex.  I’ve shared some information about this in a new video  and I’d appreciate your taking a few minutes to view.

As I noted last week, our College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Dr. F. M. Canseco School of Nursing junior and senior nursing  students are helping our City of Laredo’s Health Department with contact tracing efforts.  Find out more.

Students, details about the  TAMIU CARES Fall semester grants are now available on the TAMIU CARES website.

As the Fall Semester draws ever closer, let’s continue to champion personal responsibility during this crisis.  We must all exercise hand-washing, face-covering and distancing standards required here on campus…and at home. If we do so together, we can help flatten the curve and heal our city, state, nation and world.

 Be Safe. Be Well.


Pablo Arenaz, Ph.D.



How is it Spread?

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Coughing and sneezing

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Close personal contact

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 Not washing hands

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Touching your mouth, nose, or eyes

Prevent the Spread!

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

Do NOT touch your mouth, nose, or eyes with unwashed hands

Avoid close contact with people who are sick

Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue, throw tissue in trash

Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces

Stay home from work or school if you have fever or are not feeling well.




Symptoms may appear in as few as 2 days or approximately 2 weeks after exposure.

Symptoms may include:

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Difficulty Breathing


If you have symptoms, contact a healthcare provider. Current TAMIU Students can call Student Health Services at (956) 326-2236 or visit Student Center (STC) room 125.


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