WEST CAMPUS DRIVING TOUR

 

Texas A&M is one of the largest college campuses in the country. To see some of the major facilities on west campus, we recommend a driving tour.


DRIVING TOUR

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If you parked in the University Center Garage (adjacent to the John J. Koldus Building), exit the garage, on the west side facing Kyle Field. Turn left on Houston Street towards George Bush Drive, and you will see the Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center on your left.

WILLIAMS ALUMNI CENTER

44. CLAYTON W.
WILLIAMS, JR. ALUMNI CENTER

44. The Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center is home to the Association of Former Students, which serves more than 440,000 former students. While there, you can’t miss the 12-foot-high bronze replica of the Aggie Ring. The Alumni Center serves as the focal point for numerous events hosted by AFS each year, including three Aggie Ring Days.

Turn right onto George Bush Drive. Cross over the railroad tracks, and then turn right onto Olsen Blvd. On your right, you will see Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park.

OLSEN FIELD AT BLUE BELL PARK

60. OLSEN FIELD AT BLUE BELL PARK

60. Home of the Texas A&M Baseball Team,Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park underwent a $24 million renovation, making it one of the nation’s premier collegiate stadiums.

On your left, you can see our Track & Field Complex as well as the home fields of the Texas A&M Soccer team and the Texas A&M Softball team. Up ahead on your left is Reed Arena.

REED ARENA

61. REED ARENA

61. A 12,989-seat special events center, Reed Arena is home to the Texas A&M Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams, as well as major events including the Texas A&M commencement ceremonies, career fairs and large concerts.

Across from Reed Arena, the big building on your right is the Student Recreation Center.

STUDENT RECREATION CENTER

62. STUDENT RECREATION CENTER

62. The “Rec” is a 400,000-square-foot state-of-the-art recreation center, including an indoor, world-class natatorium to host NCAA swimming and diving meets, an outdoor pool and spa, indoor climbing and bouldering walls, a weight and fitness room, a walking/running track and much more. A $50 million renovation was recently completed.

Continue on Olsen Blvd. and cross Kimbrough Blvd. Follow Olsen Blvd. through the next few turns and stop signs, crossing Old Main Drive.

MAYS BUSINESS SCHOOL

63. MAYS BUSINESS SCHOOL

63. The Wehner Building is home to the Mays Business School, which ranks among the country’s top public business schools in undergraduate and MBA programs and in faculty research, as well as for its centers for retailing, trading and human resources.

As you take the next left, continuing on Olsen Blvd., the Wehner Bldg. and the West Campus Library will be on your left.

WEST CAMPUS LIBRARY

64. WEST CAMPUS LIBRARY

64. Open 24/5, this library is especially popular among students because it houses an Open Access Computer Lab with 250 computers, 15 group study rooms and separate quiet study areas with wireless access throughout. It is also home to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Depository.

Continue on Olsen Blvd., and turn left at the light onto Raymond Stotzer Pkwy. On your right, you will see the buildings that make up the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE & BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

65. VETERINARY BUILDING EDUCATION COMPLEX (VIDI, VENI, VICI BUILDINGS)

65. The state-of-the-art Veterinary Building Education Complex is home to the college of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. The CVM also boasts a medical teaching hospital, small and large animal clinics, and the Diagnostic Imagining and Cancer Treatment Center. It is the only college of veterinary medicine in Texas and one of only 30 in the United States.

Continue on Raymond Stotzer Parkway, and turn left on Discovery Drive. Turn left on Kimbrough Blvd. As you drive along Kimbrough Blvd., you will see the Agriculture and Life Sciences Buildings on your left.

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE & LIFE SCIENCES

66. COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE & LIFE SCIENCES

66. One of the largest colleges for agriculture and life sciences in the nation, the large building holds offices, classrooms and labs, and the smaller building in front is a multi-use exhibit space.

Turn right onto Penberthy Road. You will see the Physical Education Activity Program building on your right, designed to provide all Texas A&M students with health and fitness classes and facilities as part of their core curriculum.

On the right you will also see the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center and the Penberthy Intramural Sports Center. At the end of the road, turn right onto George Bush Drive until you see the entrance to the George Bush Presidential Library on your right. Follow Barbara Bush Drive to the Library.

GEORGE BUSH PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

41. GEORGE BUSH PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

41. In 1991, George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, chose Texas A&M to be the site of his Presidential Library and Museum because the university embraces the values he holds dear: pride in state and country, devotion to service and the enduring bonds of fellowship. The library and museum hold years of priceless memorabilia, giving an unprecedented look into the life and times of one of our nation’s greatest Presidents.

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