We had a great time at Discover TAMIU 2020 and thank our thousands of visitors for coming to TAMIU on a sunny Saturday in Februrary. We had fun meeting alumni, community members of all ages, students (and future students) and showing how we truly Go Beyond at TAMIU.

Take some time to visit our Event Gallery and relive the fun!

Save the Date! Saturday, February 27, 2021!

Mark your calendars! Discover TAMIU 2019 will be hosted on Saturday, February 27, 2021. Stay tuned for updated news and announcements.

What is Discover TAMIU?

Discover TAMIU is a University-wide Open House offering students of all ages, their families, and community members the opportunity to experience Texas A&M International University, The International U. It is a celebration of who we are: the mighty Dustdevils; what we do: share a world-class higher education and how we do so – with a gifted faculty, first-rate facilities and a drive for excellence.

This one-day event is packed with hands-on activities, student performances, and informative sessions. At Discover TAMIU, you’ll learn about infinite possibilities at The International U. Whether you’re a student, parent, or education professional, once you’ve Discovered TAMIU, you may find you’ve discovered home.

View a flipbook version or download a PDF version of the 2020 program.

At Discover TAMIU you can choose from five exciting pathways to explore, engage, and enjoy. Each affords everyone a special Discover TAMIU experience:

artisticavenue.png Artistic Avenue – Express yourself through creative art, dance, and music.

logo-icon-5.png Scientific Journey – Explore a world of science, shapes, and surprises.

logo-icon-4.png Business Boulevard – Expand your knowledge and see how business plays a huge role in your world.

logo-icon-3.png International U – Enjoy culture, education, humanities, and social sciences with a global twist.

logo-icon-2.png Spirited Speedway – Stride with pride and participate in Dustdevil Family traditions.


Discover TAMIU offers special accommodations for school groups or community organizations including meal options, bus parking, and personalized group planning. Our Discover TAMIU representatives will work closely with you to determine your groups’ unique needs and make the appropriate accommodations to ensure you and your group have a pleasant experience. Our goal is to help you plan your visit to Discover TAMIU so you can enjoy Texas A&M International University from the moment you step on our campus!

For more information, contact the Office of Outreach and Pre-College Programs at 956.326.2720 or outreach@tamiu.edu.


11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Aramark, the University’s food service provider, is proud to offer numerous options for guests attending Discover TAMIU. Aramark Dining Services has made two meal options available for group lunches that must be pre-paid, or arranged, prior to your arrival.

Option 1:
Buffet Lunch Style includes Pizza, Corn, Cheeseburgers, Chicken Tenders, Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Whole Fruit, Cookies, Iced Tea and Water.
$7.79 per combo.
Note: A designated dining area will be provided.

Option 2:

Brown Bag Lunch includes Turkey Sub Sandwich with Cheese, Lettuce, Pickles, a Bag of Chips, Cookies, and a Canned Soda
$6.00 per person
Note: A designated dining area is not provided.

The following locations offer an array of options for children of all ages & adults:

Starbucks (Killam Library - KLM*):
Located on the first floor of the Killam Library, Starbucks offers numerous beverages and snacks for purchase.
Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Food Court (Student Center - STC*)
Subway, Grille Works, Chick-fil-A, and other options are available at the food court located on the first floor of the Student Center.
Hours of Operation: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Dusty’s Diner (Student Center - STC*)
Offering an all-you-care-to-eat option with made to order dishes, salads, pizza, sandwiches and much more, Dusty’s Diner is located on the first floor of the Student Center overlooking the Lamar Bruni Vergara Memorial Garden.

Hours of Operation: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


*Check the Program Guide or Campus Map for locations.

Please feel free to view & Download a PDF of the map 


To Reach TAMIU from Laredo:
 Take I-35 North, exit Del Mar (exit 4). At first, signal turn right on Del Mar Boulevard. Continue Northeast on Del Mar. Pass McPherson Street, Winfield subdivision and J.B. Alexander High School. At the intersection with Loop 20 (stop light), turn right. Continue along Loop 20 to University Boulevard (signal light), turn left. Take your second right to the East Parking Lot for Event Parking or utilize marked Visitor Parking.

From the North or South via I-35:
 I-35 to Loop 20 (Bob Bullock Loop). At Loop 20, turn South to the stop light at University Boulevard. East (Left) on University Boulevard. Follow the “Event Parking” signs to the marked parking lot or utilize marked Visitor Parking.

From the East or West, via State Highway 59:
 SH59 to the stop light at Loop 20 (Bob Bullock Loop). North on Loop 20 to the stop light at University Boulevard. East (Right) on University Boulevard. Follow the “Event Parking” signs to the marked parking lot or utilize marked Visitor Parking.


General Parking: During Discover TAMIU, the University will be a hub of activities with hundreds of guests from all across Texas and northern Mexico. Parking is available throughout campus at no charge, but designated parking lots that require permits should be noted. Please observe posted signs as they relate to fire lanes or those that require special permits.
Using the lots at the University Village and the Residential Learning Community should be avoided as these are reserved for students living in these complexes.

Bus Parking: The drop off location for large groups has been designated as the Student Center that can be accessed from Entrance #3 if traveling from south to north on Loop 20 or Entrance #1 if entering through University Boulevard.
After dropping off students in the designated area, all buses should depart and use the parking lot at the Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center (University Success Center) located on the south side of campus.


Information Centers will be located throughout campus to help guests and visitors navigate their way through campus and provide information on programs and activities. These centers will be denoted with an Ⓘ on the map for easy guidance.

Each center will be able to provide general information on the nearest restroom facilities, building locations, and a printed program schedule.


Rain, shine, cold, or hot is nothing new to TAMIU and activities and programs will continue as planned across campus. Most events will continue in their designated areas, but some may be moved to alternate locations. In the case of movements or changes, signs will be posted at the original location indicating where the activity has moved.


Restroom facilities can be found in every campus building and on each floor. Once you have entered the closest building, you can follow signs or they can be identified with the restroom symbol on the map for easy guidance.


A first aid station can be found in the Student Center facing the parking lot to the west. It will be available for minor injuries and will help coordinate efforts should an emergency arise.


Help keep the Discover TAMIU experience beautiful for all... properly dispose of all litter!

Dr. Pablo Arenaz
Texas A&M International University

We’re excited to welcome you to “Discover TAMIU,” our daylong celebration of all things Texas A&M International University.  We’ve designed this event to welcome people of all ages, their families and friends, and to open doors and minds to what TAMIU means.

This year, we’re especially excited to present “Discover TAMIU” as part of our 50th Anniversary Celebration, “A World of Difference.” We have events celebrating this milestone event in our history throughout the year, but “Discover TAMIU” is especially dear to our TAMIU faculty and staff.

That’s because “Discover TAMIU” is really about connection. Through activities, events, fun and games we’re sharing an engaging opportunity to show how TAMIU can brighten futures, lift hearts, and open minds. Whether you’re sharing this day with your child or teen, or carving out a day for yourself and friends, today we focus on how education makes possibilities real for all. For the past 50 years, we’ve been making these transformations real and we’re proud to share our story.

At “Discover TAMIU,” you can explore the Dustdevil Spirit and find out that our 300-acre campus is home to a world-class education delivered by a gifted, global faculty. This is a place that radiates culture and knowledge, balanced by tradition and cutting-edge discovery. We’ve created five different pathways that will move you from classroom to boardroom, or from laboratory to the very skies above campus.

This is a family-friendly event where children will delight in navigating the campus with parents, where teens can tackle technology in its latest iteration, and where everyone can absorb sweeping vistas that can be the home base to futures of great promise. Over 29,000 graduates from all around the world, and just around the corner can confirm this.

Each year at “Discover TAMIU” we gather to celebrate, to be inspired, and to be challenged to discover more… and then more still. Whether it’s a STEM opportunity, a chance to see history come to life, or a glimpse at a cherished future career, the connection to “Going Beyond” begins HERE.

I’m looking forward to seeing you and welcoming you to “Discover TAMIU.”

Dr. Pablo Arenaz
Texas A&M International University

Contact the Office of Recruitment and School Relations
956.326.2270 | enroll@tamiu.edu
Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center, Suite 130
5201 University Boulevard, Laredo, Texas 78041