Galveston anchors Texas A&M Maritime $45M Cadet ResidenceGalveston anchors Texas A&M Maritime $45M Cadet Residencehttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=11732015-04-28T07:46:00Z2015-04-28T00:00:00Z

GALVESTON - A flag-raising ceremony took place to celebrate a construction milestone in the building of the new $45 million Texas A&M Maritime Academy Residence Hall.

The project highlights a design dedicated to the Academy and the University’s need to offer midshipmen direct access to residential, leadership and centralized gathering locations.

El Paso-based Hunt Companies and Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMUG) began construction of the 612-bed residence hall on June 30, 2014 and the project is scheduled for completion in fall 2015.

The facility includes two residential wings connected by a central commons, with contiguous features such as an illuminated formation court and modern amenities and facilities.

The common area includes classrooms, study lounges, flexible social spaces, staff and cadet offices, a reception area, common laundry facilities, a convenience shop and storage areas.

The TAMUG campus has grown from 551 students in 1987 to more than 2,300 students in 2015 so the project will address the need for more housing.

The Texas A&M Maritime Academy is one of six maritime academies in the U.S. training graduates for licensing as officers in the U.S. Merchant Marine and for commissioning in the U.S. Navy.

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