COVID-19 Departmental Updates

8.24.2020: The below information is being updated as the department learns more details about the current situation regarding COVID-19.  As this is a dynamic and quickly changing situation the department encourages all parties to follow various social media outlets around campus for the quickest, most up-to-date information.  Please keep in mind that there may be conflicting information depending on the unit involved.  Please check your email regularly, as updates from the university are being sent frequently. If you have any questions, please direct those to the departmental communication coordinator, Emily Jacobs (

Latest News:

Texas A&M University will remain open for the fall 2020 semester. All classes will have a remote option available to students.

Planning for Spring ’21

Free COVID-19 Testing Underway at 8 Locations on Texas A&M Campus

COVID-19 Random Testing Program (RTP)

COVID-19 Reporting Process

Space Reservations and Gathering Size Limitations

Food and Drink Prohibited in Classrooms

Student ID for Online Students

Face Coverings

Temporary Advising Procedures:

The Department will be conducting advising appointments remotely for the fall 2020 semester.

Undergraduate Advising Update

General Helpful Websites:

COVID-19 Report Form

Texas A&M University guidance

Texas A&M University Provost guidance

Office of Student Success

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences guidance

International Student Services guidance

OGAPS guidance

Aggies Keep Learning Resource

City of College Station

City of Bryan

Faculty Helpful Websites:

Keep Teaching Toolkit

Research guidance

Staff Helpful Websites:

Texas A&M HR

Education Abroad / Study Abroad:

The university has canceled ALL faculty-led programs, field trips, and student group trips that will depart the U.S. on or before November 30, 2020. Programs scheduled to depart on or after December 1, 2020, have not yet been canceled. A decision on these will be made by September 15.

For more details visit:

ASABE Student Club:

Monitor your student email for details.

AGSM Student Club:

Monitor your student email for details.

Computer Labs:

Due to concerns for the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff, the BAEN computer labs will be closed until further notice. Please contact your instructor and David Riggs if this causes an undue hardship for your educational activities. We’ll work with you to make alternative arrangements. Below are two lab alternatives to help with your computing needs.

  • Open Access Labs – Some computer labs will remain open for use during this restricted period.
  • Virtual Open Access Labs – – Quite a few software packages are available through this virtual platform.

Teleconferencing / Videoconferencing options:

Zoom | Zoom Tutorials




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