Posted: 8/24/17

Shelter Response for Corpus Students Continues at TAMIU


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Sister campus students seeking shelter are coming to TAMIU.  

Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) is continuing to assist students and staff from sister campus Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi  (TAMIU-CC) as part of an evacuation and shelter plan in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Classes there have been delayed in starting until September 5.

Interagency contracts between TAMIU and other Texas A&M University System campuses designate TAMIU as their evacuation site. The University began receiving some students  from Corpus Christi last Thursday.

Student guests will be housed in the University’s housing and will have access to all University facilities. Meals will be provided by the University’s Aramark Food Services.

Juan J. Castillo, TAMIU vice president for finance and administration, said the effort is consistent with the University’s role and crisis management protocol.

“In times of crisis, each System campus works to help the others and this is no exception. We have activated our Crisis Management Team here, and are ready to welcome our first group of student visitors. The number of students will vary based on the storm’s trajectory, but we look forward to sharing our campus with the Javelinas,” Castillo said.

The University’s Office of Information Technology will also host Web sites and acting as a data backup sites for TAMU-CC and TAMU-Kingsville, he noted.

Non-students and other individuals seeking shelter should call the City of Laredo at 956.721.2480. The City will provide shelter location information.

For additional information, please contact the University’s Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at 326.2180, email prmis@tamiu.edu or visit offices in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, room 268.


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