Posted: 8/17/23

TAMIU’s Fall Semester Underway; Late Registration Ends Friday


TAMIU Trailblazer Tower

Things have "fallen" into place for the Fall Semester start this week at Texas A&M International University. Classes began Monday, Aug. 28, 2023. Late registration ends this Friday, Sept. 1.

Over the summer, the campus has continued an aggressive program focused on indoor and outdoor maintenance and amenities’ additions and improvements.  

Students and new science faculty have been welcomed by two new research labs in both the Lamar Bruni Vergara Science Building and Dr. F. M. Canseco Hall.

Connecting on campus has been made even better with improved Wi-Fi coverage thanks to the addition of 92 Wi-Fi Access points, as well as the replacement of 180 legacy access points. This will improve connection speeds across campus.

Additional modernization and updating has taken place in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, classes in Bob Bullock Hall, Dr. Billy F. Cowart Hall, Dr. F. M. Canseco Hall, and the Rec Center. A new roof has been completed for the Kinesiology Convocation Building (KCB) and a new and colorful court floor hosts  Dustdevil Athletics this Fall.

Some areas of the KCB have also been repurposed to build better training opportunities for student-athletes, while infrastructure improvements can better support live-stream technology for Intercollegiate Athletic programs. 

The University has continued its proactive exterior grounds and facility maintenance programs to provide the best possible outdoor experiences for the TAMIU community and visitors.  A large part of this is being guided by the recently completed Master Plan produced through collaboration with Perkins & Will, one of the leading U.S. master plan and architecture firms. 

Exterior upgrades and repairs to the Western Hemispheric Trade Center have been completed in preparation for the WHTC’s planned expansion beginning in March 2024. That expansion also includes the planned construction of the new Health Sciences Education and Research Center. The Texas A&M University System Regents approved planning funding for both projects at $71.2 million.

The University is also coordinating closely with AEP, Spectrum, the City of Laredo and TxDOT to ensure the campus’ energy needs are linked to parallel planning for Loop 20’s transformation to Interstate Highway 69W.

Always aware of the energy needed to power the 300-are campus, TAMIU’s Energy Services Conservation Project keeps the University environmentally conscious and strong. This Fall brings the addition of high-efficiency faucet aerators, ultra-low flow standard bathroom toilets, HVAC control updates to improve air temperature quality, and automated exhaust hoods in all kitchens and science labs.             

TAMIU’s strategic changes and improvements will continue to frame a dynamic campus experience for all this Fall.

Late Registration for Fall 2023 at TAMIU is currently underway. To learn more about TAMIU's Registration processes, visit https://www.tamiu.edu/reghub/.   

University news and information can also be found online at tamiu.edu and on TAMIU's social channels on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.