Posted: 2/24/22

TAMIU Provides Students, Staff with Water, Access to Showers During Crisis


Dr. Pablo Arenaz
Dr. Pablo Arenaz  


The City’s ongoing water crisis has created real problems for all Laredoans, including members of the Texas A&M International University community of students, faculty, and staff.

TAMIU president Dr. Pablo Arenaz announced Thursday that the University’s Rec Center is open to all students and staff in need of bathing services.

“We’re a caring university and we want to take care of all of our Dustdevils,” Dr. Arenaz said, "Unfortunately, some have been without water for days – and so the University has opened its Rec Center to all TAMIU students and employees for bathing.  Students and employees are encouraged to bring their own towels, shampoo, and soap. A limited supply of towels is available for checkout."

The Rec Center hours of operation are as follows:


Monday - Thursday

6:00 a.m. -  10:00 p.m. 


6:00 a.m. -  7:00 p.m. 

Saturday, Sunday

2:00 p.m.  -  6:00 p.m. 


Additionally, the University will host an on-campus packaged water distribution for TAMIU students and employees impacted by the water outage crisis.

The University is also extending services hours for the on-campus Dusty Food Pantry from 8 a.m. to – 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, and providing a limited number of Dusty’s Diner meal vouchers for students in need.

“We are all hopeful that this situation will soon be resolved, but will continue to make our Rec Center bathroom and shower facilities available to students and staff as long as necessary,” Dr. Arenaz said.