A&M-Galveston classes resume today

January 20, 2009 3:31:11 AM PST
Classes resume Tuesday at Texas A&M-Galveston for the first regular semester since Hurricane Ike came ashore Sept. 13. [SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

Students whose classes were disrupted by Ike were moved to the main Texas A&M campus in College Station.

The Galveston County Daily News reports students began returning Friday to residence halls for the spring 2009 semester, which is starting as previously scheduled.

A&M-Galveston spokeswoman Karen Bigley says about 91 percent of the students taking courses before Ike made landfall in September have remained enrolled.

A recent statement from the school described Galveston as being "in full recovery mode."

The school says extensive testing has been done to ensure that the campus is a safe and healthy environment for students.

A&M-Galveston is also providing information on managing traumatic stress after hurricanes.

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