Posted: 3/17/20

TAMIU Modified Student Services Schedule Shared


TAMIU Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library

As part of Texas A&M International University’s (TAMIU) continued response to COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) and transition to a Virtual Environment, several schedule modifications have been made to student services on campus. 

While the City of Laredo has enacted a Stay Home/Work Safe Order effective Saturday, March 28, 2020, TAMIU’s essential education mission continues as authorized by the Governor of Texas.

While online courses resumed Monday, March 23, all face-to-face courses return on Monday, March 30 in a TAMIU Virtual Environment. The Virtual Classroom is located within the University’s eLearning system, Blackboard, and offers a variety of resources to assist students.

Students will be able to logon and listen to their professor’s lecture in real-time, take an exam, participate in a discussion session, and more. The Virtual Classroom will be accessible using a smartphone, tablet, laptop or home computer and an internet connection.

This schedule is effective April 1, 2020 and moving forward. The campus is closed to the public.  Services at the University continue, practicing all CDC Guidelines on gathering and social distancing.  For students, faculty, staff  and those having legitimate reasons to be on campus,  it is recommended that phone or email contact be made first to determine the office schedule and operation. Please note that children are NOT permitted on campus at this time.

All buildings are locked with the exceptions indicated below. All office hours and services subject to change, contact specific department/office by phone or visit their respective website for updated information.

  1. Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center is open Mon-Thurs  from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Open Friday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.; all services available by email and phone until 5 p.m.
  2. The Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library (KLM) will open from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday-Friday.
  3. Dusty’s Diner will open during its regular hours, Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. 
  4. Dr. Billy F. Cowart Hall will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday and from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday.  Closed Sunday.
  5. Center for the Fine and Performing Arts will be open Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  6. The Lamar Bruni Vergara Science Center and University Police Department will be open from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday – Friday.
  7. The Student Center will be open daily from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  8. The OIT Help Desk will operate from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  9. The Bookstore will be open from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.
  10. The Kinesiology, Wellness and Recreation Center is closed through Monday, April 6.
  11. The Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium will be closed through April 30.
  12. The University Learning Center will provide online tutoring services from 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Monday – Friday.
  13. The Writing Center will offer online tutoring and supplemental instruction sessions, Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.  
  14. The SkyLab is closed.

All office hours and services subject to change. Prior to visiting campus, contact specific department/office by phone or email, or visit their respective websites for the most up-to-date information. Additional information is also available at in the FAQ section of our University’s dedicated COVID-19 website.

Event Cancellations

Several large-scale University events have been postponed including the Alumni Golden Celebration, the Military Appreciation BBQ and Car Show, The Big Event (all March 28, 2020). The Lamar Bruni Vergara Academic Conference (April 7 - 8) is cancelled as are the Celebration of Life and Comm Week. The 25thAnnual University Life Awards are cancelled.

Additionally, all events scheduled by the Department of the Fine and Performing Arts have been cancelled for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. This includes all dance and music concerts, theatre productions and art exhibits.

Also postponed are Pre-Commencement Exercises, Spring Commencement Exercises, the 6thAnnual International Mariachi Festival, and Ring Ceremony.

The University will continue to monitor the developing situation and is in constant coordination and communication with the Laredo Health Department, and the Texas A&M University System, the Centers for Disease Control and the State Department.

Additional information will be posted regularly on the University’s dedicated COVID-19 Awareness site at https://go.tamiu.edu/covid19-awareness.

That site includes responses to Frequently Asked Questions, international resources, campus updates, Virtual Classroom resources, event cancellations and postponements, information in both English and Spanish, contact information and more.

For additional information, contact the TAMIU Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at https://www.tamiu.edu/newsinfo/  Emails can be directed to prmis@tamiu.edu