The recent communication from Provost Fierke regarding Return to Campus for Fall 2020 is summarized below.

Texas A&M will students begin to return to campus in a few short weeks, and the DVM program even sooner. Texas A&M University is pilot testing equipment and completing appropriate documentation to make this as smooth as possible for those teaching face-to-face. For the latest in online learning resources, please visit our keep teaching page at

COVID-19 Testing: COVID-19 testing is available Monday through Friday for Bryan/College Station Texas A&M University students, faculty, and staff. Priority for testing is given to those with symptoms associated with COVID-19 infections and those who have been in close contact with known or suspected cases. Close contact is defined as closer than 6 feet for 15 minutes or longer.

Tests are administered in a tent located in Lot 27 adjacent to the Beutel Health Center. Test results will be available within 2-3 days from the time the test is taken. Negative test results will be provided directly to the individual via email. Positive test results will be reported to state and county health offices and the Texas A&M Investigation and Operations Center will contact you directly to provide additional guidance.

Outdoor Study Space: You may have noticed reorganization of outdoor and indoor spaces in VBEC. Efforts have been made to maximize study spaces both in VBEC with expanded WiFi to provide additional seating outdoors for students, similar to efforts on the main campus. Main campus has added 40-50 tents and over 500 café tables with expanded WiFi.

More updates are available on the central COVID-19 page at

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