Improvements

Campus Improvements 

The buzzes, beeps and clangs of construction are sounds that you hear regularly on the West Texas A&M University campus as our stomping grounds continue to evolve. Expanding and improving the campus is an ongoing priority that brings new life to WT with every completed project.

Here are some of the improvements currently happening at WTAMU.

Amarillo Center

The WTAMU Amarillo Center is a permanent WT campus in the heart of Amarillo. The new Buff­ stomping grounds will be located in the Commerce Building at 8th Avenue and South Tyler Street, a central location that allows for future expansion. The creation of the permanent four-year university will further efforts to revitalize and energize downtown Amarillo, while helping provide a highly qualified workforce for area employers. Currently located in the Chase Tower, the Amarillo Center has been a resounding success. The renovation of and move to the nearby Commerce Building will allow WTAMU to serve more students in the region. Phase I of the project has been completed and Phase II is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2018. The new facility will be home to the WTAMU Center for Learning Disabilities, Speech and Hearing Clinic, Panhandle Area Health Education Center, Small Business Development Center, Licensed Professional Counseling, social work program, psychology program, special education program, and instructional technology program along with 55 offices, 10 classrooms, and a computer lab. The University Police Department, the University Bookstore and information technology will also have a presence on site.

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Campus Map

 

Buffalo Stadium


The exciting possibility of bringing Buff football to the WT campus will be a reality with the addition of the new Buffalo Stadium. WT will vacate Kimbrough Memorial Stadium at the end of the 2018 football season and move to the new stadium in the spring/summer of 2019. The stadium will be located on the grounds of Buffalo Sports Park right off of Russell Long Blvd. The design calls for 12,000 permanent seats, with allowance for a future expansion of 16,000 to 22,000 seats if needed. Concessions and restrooms will be scattered throughout the stadium, and a large high-definition scoreboard will be positioned in the south end zone. The main press box, located on the west side, will offer ample space for multiple broadcast teams, as well as a limited number of suites. The east side entrance will house a spirit shop on game days and will include additional space for future needs. Other proposed uses include outdoor commencement ceremonies each May (one commencement instead of three), outdoor concerts, Buff Branding activities and pep rallies. Current plans include television-quality lighting, high-definition scoreboard and superior sound, which are critical to the fan experience. Ribbon-board LED screens will surround part of the stadium at field level. The press box will house production and provide two television booths (one for student broadcasts), four radio booths (one for student broadcasts) and a production room to coordinate video, audio and graphics. Ground breaking on the new stadium is scheduled for Spring 2018.

Buffalo Stadium rendering

Jarrett Hall


Jarrett Hall is the second-largest residence hall on campus, housing 24 units around a divided courtyard. The building is currently going through extensive renovations that will offer to the students greater housing options for the Fall 2018. A full renovation of the facility will include new rooms, new furniture, common spaces and new lobby. All student rooms will have moveable furniture, a community kitchen will be added to the building, community bathrooms will be updated, laundry facilities size will be increased, and air-conditioning will be added to the entire building.

Jarrett Hall