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Spring 2021 Schedule

We have developed a staggered re-entry plan for students beginning January 25 through Saturday, Feb. 6. This plan, focused on maintaining the health and safety of our campus, is subject to change.

Updated: 01/21/2021

Office of the President

Dear University Community,

Texas A&M International University’s Spring Semester 2021 begins Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. We have developed a staggered re-entry plan for students beginning January 25 through Saturday, Feb. 6. This plan, focused on maintaining the health and safety of our campus,  is subject to change. Students should monitor their official TAMIU email accounts, Uconnect and the University’s website for updates.

The University’s expansive COVID-19 Compact for Students Returning to Campus is also online and notes that returning students need to complete a COVID-19 Training Video on Blackboard before returning to campus.

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Course delivery information is below.

TAMIUFlex Courses:

Students will attend class synchronously (livestreaming) off campus through Saturday, Feb. 6.  TAMIU faculty will teach synchronously from campus (office or classroom). Beginning Monday, Feb. 8, TAMIUFlex courses will be taught on the established schedule with the option of in-person or synchronous attendance.  Faculty will teach from classroom.

Dr. F. M. Canseco School of Nursing TAMIU Flex Courses:

Courses will be taught as scheduled beginning January 25 with in-person or synchronous attendance. TAMIU Nursing students, who participate in required clinical training as part of their program, will also complete required COVID-19 tests prior to beginning clinical experiences.

Lab/Performance Courses:

Students will take courses synchronously (livestream) off-campus through Friday, Jan. 30.  Students will take lab and performance courses on campus beginning Monday, Feb. 1  and thereafter.

TAMIU Online Classes:

Will be offered as scheduled with no changes to delivery throughout this plan. 

When coming to campus for resources or services, all members of the TAMIU community must continue to observe masking, social distancing and hand-washing requirements.  All University services will be available on campus or online. The University’s Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library will be open. The Rec Center will reopen Monday, Feb 8.

COVID-19 testing for faculty, on-campus residents and staff is available on campus. Student testing for non-campus residents  resumes Monday, Feb. 1.

TAMIU continues to coordinate its COVID-19 Response with the City of Laredo Health Department, Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)  and The Texas A&M University System.  TAMIU has also been designated as a Vaccine Center and strictly follows DSHS guidelines for administering University community vaccinations.

Additional information on the University’s COVID-19 response is available from the online COVID-19 Resource Center.



Be Safe. Be Well.


Pablo Arenaz, Ph.D.

President

 

 

TAMIUFlex Courses

Starting Feb. 8

Courses taught on normal schedule with option of in-person or synchronous attendance. Faculty teach from classroom.

School of Nursing Flex Courses

Starting Jan. 25

Courses taught on normal schedule with in-person or synchronous attendance.

Lab/Performance Courses

Starting Feb. 1

Students take Lab/Performance courses on campus. Faculty teach from classroom.

Online Courses

Starting Jan. 25

Taught on Normal Schedule

*Livestream

How We're Doing!

In keeping with our COVID-19 response, our community is sharing a challenging journey. This can get pretty daunting at times, so we're sharing insights from our community members and others to help promote inspiration and reflection for all of us. 

Life has many ways of testing a person's will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.

- Paulo Coelho

I would encourage all my TAMIU classmates and friends to stay at home and only go out if they need to, practice social distancing and follow all the health guidelines provided to stop the spread of the virus.

- Adriana Malagón

Psychology, Senior

The sudden shift in society, not having social contact—that takes a tremendous toll on most people. So, if you’re struggling or have an unclear headspace, know that it’s completely okay. You are not alone.

- Henry Vela

Music Performance, Junior

More than anything, I would tell the TAMIU Community that we can come ‘Together’ by being considerate of those in higher risk and those who at the same time are not as fortunate.

-Christian Manriquez

BA conc. MIS and Finance, Junior

 

Give Thanks

Our TAMIU community and community at large are working together as we move through this experience…but none of us can succeed without the inspiring help of medical professionals, first responders, caregivers and service providers working on the various frontlines of this global health challenge.

Thank You Letter

Let’s Give Thanks. Download this artwork, print and place in your window, on your car or send to someone helping you navigate this challenge.

It’s always nice to let someone know they’re making a difference. And nice still counts.

TAMIU Together thank you letter with a hand drawn Dusty on the bottom righthand side.

Preview of the TAMIU Together Letter

TAMIU Kite coloring sheet

Preview of Sample HealthyU Coloring Sheet

Coloring Sheet

There is no better time than now to help reduce our stress and anxiety by coloring. That's right...not only does it help keep you focused and present in the moment, but it's a great family activity. Download, print, and complete this coloring sheet created by TAMIU's HealthyU Employee Wellness Program today!

Previous Coloring Sheets

For Your Body & Mind

Body

Everyone knows exercise is one of the best ways to keep your body functioning -- but it can also help keep negative emotions at bay! TAMIU's Recreational Sports offers virtual workout series to keep Dustdevils fit at home.

The The Workout of the Day (W.O.D) features calisthenic exercises meant to get your blood pumping and heart racing. The D.I.Y. series turns ordinary objects into body sculpting tools.

Visit the TAMIU Recreational Sports' Instagram page to get the latest tips and tricks for staying active at home.

Mind

With all of today’s changes, everyone is feeling anxiety, stress … or a mix of different emotions. 

As part of the University’s extensive online offerings, Drs. Ediza García and Elizabeth Terrazas-Carrillo, assistant professors of counseling psychology, respectively, hosted a webinar titled, “Coping During a Pandemic.” The webinar focuses on how the pandemic has impacted our daily lives and coping strategies individuals can practice to help manage stress. 

TAMIU’s Office of Student Counseling and Disability Services has created a special COVID-19 Self-Care Packet that can really help. It provides information, coping skills, and resources. Review it and find what works for you!

We know that we are not in control of this pandemic, but we can control how we respond.

Other Helpful Resources:

Study Habits Guide to Adapting Study Habits

 

A Little Diversion

As we make our way through today’s reality, let’s always try and find room for a little diversion…a chance to switch gears, explore difference and get a new perspective. Here’s some curated go-to’s from books, movies and music we think will suit the bill handily. Share your suggestions here

Book Club

My Own Words

by Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Witty, engaging, serious, and playful, My Own Words is a fascinating glimpse into the life of one of America’s most influential women and “a tonic to the current national discourse” (The Washington Post).

Movie Club

La La Land (2016)

Sebastian and Mia are drawn together by their common desire to do what they love. But as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.

Weekly Playlist

 

Stay Involved

At TAMIU, we’ve got over 100 active student clubs and organizations and multiple leadership opportunities to help you get involved, stay involved and reach your personal goals. You can always follow our clubs on social media and explore additional opportunities for engagement with our Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement. This directory provides more about the full range of clubs and organizations here.

 

Alumni Together

TAMIU Alumni are going above and beyond in this time of need. Hover over the cards below to learn just how each of these individuals are making a difference throughout their community.

Want to see more? Head over to TAMIU's Office of Alumni Relations' Instagram or Facebook page to take a look at the full list of alumni!

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Mario Ramirez

Class of '13, '17

Mario Ramirez

Class of '13, '17

For the past five years, Mario has served and continues to service Laredo and the Valley as a Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in urgent care at Laredo Premier Healthcare, PLLC and at Doctor’s Hospital at Renaissance (DHR Health) Urgent Care Clinics. During this time, Mario is stepping forward to the frontlines in order to provide vital patient care in the face of this nationwide emergency.

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Kiara Garza

Class of '13

Kiara Garza

Class of '13

“The men and women in blue have made it their mission to promote safety by informing the community about our new ordinances on a daily basis and enforcing the laws.”

Kiara graduated in 2013 with a BA in Political Science and a minor in Criminal Justice. She has been an LPD Patrol Officer since 2015 (Ida Platoon).

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Dr. Alejandro Barrera

Class of '13

Dr. Alejandro Barrera

Class of '13

“I work at a public health center that serves as a major resource for Houston's most vulnerable populations... We treat those who do not normally have access to care, including those that are homeless, incarcerated, and those inflicted by HIV/AIDS.”

Dr. Barrera is a General Dentist at Avenue 360 Health & Wellness in Houston, TX.

 

Stay Connected

Although we need to practice social distancing, it doesn't mean we can't stay connected with one another! Show us how you're coping with COVID-19 by tagging #tamiutogether in your next Instagram post. Got something you want to say? Head over to twitter and tag #tamiutogether.