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Tropical Storm Harvey Information

Officials and faculty at West Texas A&M University are concerned about their students in the Texas Gulf Coast area and working to help those affected by Tropical Storm Harvey. The following information provides contact numbers to help with any challenges our students from the storm zone may be facing.

Attendance—For students who haven’t been able to travel out of the storm area, please communicate with faculty about delays. For those who will miss three or more days of class, please call the Office of Enrollment, Engagement and Student Success at 806-651-2050. Our faculty and staff are here to help in every possible way.

Residence Hall Check-in—Students who haven’t been able to travel to Canyon and move into their residence hall because of the storm, please contact the Office of Residential Living at 806-651-3000. Staff members are available to help and answer questions.

Withdrawal—Faculty members are working to help students, both online and on-campus, who are dealing with issues related to Tropical Storm Harvey. Students who are going to be delayed for a short time should contact their faculty member. We are aware that these storm related issues could take weeks to resolve and could cause a long term absence. If withdrawing becomes the only option, please call the Office of the Registrar at 806-651-4911 for assistance.

 

Want to help? Ways to donate

The American Red Cross
You can help Hurricane Harvey victims by texting HARVEY to 90999 to give $10 to the Red Cross (or by visiting RedCross.org to give any other amount).
 
The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund
 
Save the Children
 
SPCA of Texas
 
Donate food or cash to food banks in your area. Or you can donate to Feeding Texas, a network of food banks across the state. Find your local food bank here.
 
Make a cash or diaper donation to the Texas Diaper Bank, which is providing emergency diaper kits to displaced families.
 
Several local and national organizations are collecting donations for general disaster relief efforts, including the United Way, Americares, Salvation Army, Global Giving and Heart to Heart.

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has set up a flood relief fund, backing the effort with his own $100,000 donation.
 
Gofundme has curated a list of Harvey relief efforts, with fundraisers for individual cities, families and homes.
 
Individuals and corporations can donate to hurricane relief efforts through the Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster.
 
The State of Texas Agriculture Relief fund (STAR fund) is collecting private dollars to help Texas farmers and ranchers recover from Hurricane Harvey.