BRYAN, Texas —Earlier today, Texas A&M University System officials celebrated the grand opening of the first Texas A&M System academic building on the 2,000-acre RELLIS Campus in Bryan, Texas.
“The RELLIS Academic Alliance Complex is a state-of-the-art facility that will help us lead the way in educating the next generation of Texans,” said Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp. “We’re bringing the expertise from all across the A&M System directly to our students in one innovation location and providing a totally unique educational experience.”
The 68,000 square-foot building features 10 classrooms, group learning and collaboration spaces, modern allied health teaching laboratories, upper-division science laboratories and more than 40 faculty offices. The $42 million three-story building is part of the planned RELLIS Academic Complex, which will accommodate 2,500 upper-division students once completed.
Currently, nine Texas A&M System regional universities offer 17 bachelor’s degree programs at RELLIS in subjects ranging from criminal justice to marketing and accounting. Upper-division students at RELLIS will begin using the new building this fall.
Earlier this month, the Texas A&M System Board of Regents approved the construction of phase two of the RELLIS Academic Alliance Complex. Expected to be completed in November 2020, this building will provide the needed space for engineering labs and classrooms needed for expected upcoming engineering programs at RELLIS.
In fall 2019, the Blinn College District opened a 83,000-square-foot facility on the RELLIS Campus. The classrooms and laboratories provided space for all students during the first academic year. Upper-division students at RELLIS will now seamlessly transfer across the street to the new complex for their bachelor’s degree program courses.
For more information about the RELLIS Academic Alliance visit https://rellis.tamus.edu/academicalliance/.
About the RELLIS Campus:
Founded in 2016 by The Texas A&M University System, the RELLIS campus in Bryan, Texas, fosters cutting-edge research, technology development, workforce training and two- and four-year college degrees by tapping the System’s state agencies and multiple universities, along with academic, corporate and government partners outside the System.
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