Texas A&M issues mandatory evacuation for Corpus Christi campus

TAMU-CC following hurricane preparedness plan

Photo Courtesy: TAMUCC

CORPUS CHRISTI – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has issued a mandatory evacuation notice for students and faculty. The campus will be closed starting at noon on Thursday until at least Sunday due to Harvey's approach in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Students who live on campus must evacuate by 7 a.m. Thursday, and move-in dates for the fall semester have been postponed. All events scheduled Thursday, Friday or Saturday have been canceled.

Students are instructed to remove vehicles from campus as well and are advised to make arrangements to stay somewhere outside the coastal area.

Students without transportation are urged to register for the University Assisted Evacuation program. Those students will be evacuated to Texas A&M International University in Laredo.

TAMUCC has asked students to fill out a hurricane evacuation registration form online. The school has also provided a checklist of items that students are encouraged to take with them as they evacuate.

The university has also asked all staff and faculty to back up critical data to their university network drives and then to unplug computer equipment and lift it off the floor.

TAMUCC has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students. Fall semester classes are scheduled to start Monday.

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