Who is invited?
The RELLIS Festival & Open House is a free community-wide event.
When is the RELLIS Festival & Open House?
From 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5
Do I need to buy a ticket?
No, the RELLIS Festival & Open House is absolutely free. You may RSVP on the event Facebook page, which is available and hyperlinked below:
Where is the RELLIS Festival & Open House?
The RELLIS Festival & Open House is being hosted on the RELLIS Campus, located at 3100 TX-47, Bryan. Directions are available and hyperlinked below:
How do I get there?
Free parking is available in lot 1000, adjacent to the event, if you prefer to drive.
A bus route will be running to the event throughout the day from the Memorial Student Center on the Texas A&M University Campus.
- Buses will be leaving the MSC at the following times: 1:55 p.m., 2:55 p.m. and 3:55 p.m.
- The last bus will drop off at the MSC at 5 p.m.
What is RELLIS?
The RELLIS Campus fosters cutting-edge research, technology development, workforce training and two- and four-year college degrees by tapping the A&M System’s state agencies and multiple universities, along with academic, corporate and government partners outside the A&M System. The RELLIS Campus is also the future home base for the U.S. Army Futures Command’s central testing hub.
Is this a family-friendly event?
Yes! The RELLIS Festival & Open House welcomes families and has plenty of FREE family-friendly activities in the Kid Zone including lawn games, bounce houses, a fire truck and ambulance exhibit, a petting zoo and more.
For nursing moms, we’ll even have two lactation rooms available; one in room 457 of the Blinn College Walter C. Schwartz Building and the other on the third floor of the RELLIS Academic Alliance Complex, room 319.
Will there be prizes?
Of course! The first 1,000 people in get a free RELLIS T-shirt.
What is there to see at the RELLIS Festival & Open House?
Take a trolley tour of the campus and see what each of the 11 universities and 8 state agencies in the A&M System have to offer at the $500 million campus that has sprung up over the past three years in Bryan. From Texas Barbecue tutorials to drone demonstrations to a robot petting zoo, there’s lots to see and do!
Will there be anyone who can answer my questions about attending one of the A&M System regional universities or Blinn College at RELLIS?
Yes. There will be university representatives from A&M System regional universities, as well as Blinn College, ready to answer your questions at the Collegiate Corner.
Will there be food? Will alcohol be served?
Yes! Local vendors will be set up a Food Truck Alley, beer garden and wine tent. Cash and credit cards will be accepted. No outside alcohol allowed.
Will there be entertainment?
Expect live music throughout the day with a Battle of the Mariachis, the Singing Cadets and a spectacular fireworks show to cap off the night.
What’s the purpose of the RELLIS Festival & Open House?
The RELLIS Festival & Open House is the A&M System’s official ‘Welcome to the RELLIS Campus’ event, and serves as an opportunity for the RELLIS family to meet its neighbors from across the Brazos Valley.
Will there be Wi-Fi?
Yes. Free Wi-Fi is available through the RELLIS-Guest network, brought to you by AT&T and Proteus.
Are pets allowed?
No, there will be several booths with working canine units on-site.
Where is the Lost and Found? Medical Tent?
The Lost and Found is at the staff tent, near the entrance to the event. There is also a Medical Tent, with a staged ambulance at the entrance to the event.
Is seating available?
Yes, there is limited seating available at various locations. Feel free to bring your own lawn chairs.