West Texas A&M University Campus Map

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  1. WTAMU Campus Tour

    Take a tour in person by visiting wtamu.edu/visit.


    1. Welcome to West Texas A&M University!

      WTAMU ranked on U.S. News and World Report's America's Best Colleges List, was named "Best in the West" by The Princeton Review and No. 1 for Attractive Yet Affordable College Campuses by Affordable Schools, an online higher education search resource. Take a tour in person by visiting wtamu.edu/visit.


      FACTS AND FIGURES of the NUMBER 1 regional university in Texas


      • Established: 1910
      • Enrollment: 8,981
      • Student/Faculty Ratio: 22:1
      • Colors: Maroon and White
      • Mascot: Buffalo (Thunder XI)
      • Nickname: Buffs and Lady Buffs
      • Athletic Affiliation: NCAA Division II; Lone Star Conference

      22:1 - the student/faculty ratio at WTAMU
      28 - average class size
      35 - WTAMU costs 35 percent less than the average state university in Texas
      4.1 - More than $4.1 million available in scholarships
      11 - number of on-campus housing choices available

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    2. Buffalo Courts Alumni Center

      Buffalo Courts has been home to the WTAMU Alumni Association and Campus Tours for several years, but the rock and limestone structure first served as a dormitory for WT athletes.

      In the early 1930's, WT Coach Al Baggett and Canyon Mayor C.H. Jarrett, pharmacist and president of the Canyon Athletics Clubs, came up with the idea for an athletic dormitory. Funds were raised and student athletes were hired to help build the facility. Construction began in 1934 and Buffalo Courts opened in 1935 as the state's first dormitory for athletes.

      The 2-story recreational hall is the only part of the original structure still standing. A major renovation in the 1980s made it a beautiful, historic home for the Alumni Association. The Randall County Historical Commission dedicated an official state historical marker at the facility in October 2007.

    3. Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex

      The Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex opened in August 2006 as WTAMU's first new academic building in 30 years. The building features smart classroom technology to actively engage students in the learning process. Other special features include state-of-the-art radio and television studios, a 304-seat Branding Iron Theatre, the Happy State Bank Studio black box theatre, an acting studio, recital hall, music studios and choir rehearsal rooms. The Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex is home to the Department of Music, the Department of Art, Theatre and Dance and the Department of Communication.


    4. Classroom Center

      The Classroom Center has undergone a complete transformation, giving WTAMU students access to the most up-to-date educational possibilities. Each of the more than 40 classrooms is equipped with smart-classroom technology.

      On the first floor of the Classroom Center is the core of student support, the Student Success Center (SSC). As a central "hub" of services, the SSC makes it easy for students to access many services in one convenient location. Offices located in the SSC include Advising Services, Student Employment Services, Career Services, Counseling Services, Educational Services, First-Year Experience, Nationally Competitive Scholarships, Student Disability Services, Study Abroad, Transfer Services and the Writing Center.


      The remaining three stories of the CC house numerous classrooms and labs as well as the Departments of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Computer Information and Decision Management, Management, Marketing and General Business and the Department of Math, Chemistry and Physics.


    5. Hayward Spirit Tower and the Charles K. and Barbara Kerr Vaughan Pedestrian Mall

      Completed and dedicated at Homecoming 2007, the pedestrian mall is located directly north of Old Main where Wisdom Road and University Drive would intersect. These cross streets between Old Main, Killgore Research Center and the Jack B. Kelly Student Center are gone. In its place is a newly landscaped green space with the new Hayward Spirit Tower and the magnificent marble statue “The Original Texans."


      Jack and Helen Hayward graciously donated the funds for the spirit tower, which is currently the tallest building on campus. Every day when the tower’s clock strikes noon, the WT fight song echoes forth in a powerful display of school spirit.


      The mall features copious landscaping and a marble sculpture of a buffalo and calf by artist Doug Scott of New Mexico. The “Original Texans” sculpture sits prominently along Buffalo Walk north of Old Main and is encased in a cascading water feature.


      The beautiful pedestrian mall is a great place for student gatherings, outdoor functions and activities. It also features wireless Internet access.


    6. Engineering and Computer Sciences Building

      The Engineering and Computer Sciences Building was abated and renovated in 2011. It is home to Computer Science, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Engineering Technology and Mechanical Engineering. State-of-the-art laboratories and smart classrooms allow for the optimum learning experience for WT students.


    7. Agriculture and Sciences Building

      The Agriculture and Sciences Building was completely renovated in 2007, with the inclusion of smart classrooms and updated laboratories. Home to the Department of Agricultural Sciences and the Department of Life Earth and Environmental Sciences, the three-story building is situated on the corner of Fourth Avenue and 26th Street. The building's most attractive interior feature is the center atrium lobby, a favorite between-classes stop. The atrium is surrounded by 13 classrooms, 41 labs and 47 faculty offices.


    8. Cornette Library and Hastings Electronic Learning Center (HELC)

      Spacious 100,000-square-foot Cornette Library is located in the center of campus and serves as cultural and intellectual resource for both the University community and surrounding region. The Hastings Electronic Learning Center (HELC) is in the library?s basement and contains more than 375 computers loaded with the latest software.

      The library proper has approximately 350,000 and bound periodicals and 650,000 government documents. It is a depository for both the U.S. and Texas documents. A well-stocked coffee shop was installed on the library?s first floor in 2007.

      The HELC is open 24 hours a day and contains an open-access computer lab, five computer classrooms, two compressed video classrooms, a compressed video conference room, instructional support areas, offices and lounges. Several courses are taught in the HELC like CIS, art, music, science and physics. It also hosts media services and training opportunities.


    9. Virgil Henson Activities Center

      Although the Department of Sports and Exercise Science and a number of student service operations (medical and wellness services) are housed in the Activities Center, the facility is, for the most part, a recreational haven. Originally built in 1970, the Activities Center accommodates an indoor swimming pool, an eight-lane bowling alley, weight room, racquetball/handball courts, game room, TV lounges and a couple of all-purpose rooms, including one large enough to attract eight pick-up teams to its four regulation-size basketball courts. The Activities Center is also home to Kids Kollege, the University's child-care center the main office of WT Athletics.

      The VHAC was renovated in 2011 with an exciting overhaul of the main west entrance, including first-floor office renovations as well as new aesthetics to the center's lobby and main staircase. Additionally a nearly 40-foot tall rock-climbing wall now greets visitors coming in to the VHAC.


    10. East Dining Hall, "The Caf"

      The East Dining Hall, more commonly known as The Caf, might possibly be the most popular building on campus. The 700-seat circular facility is the place for everything from pancakes and cultural favorites to fat-free, sodium-free entres and hamburgers. Plus, there's a dessert station for those with a sweet tooth. Meals are prepared and served by Dining Services by ARAMARK. The Dining Hall also houses smaller, more intimate rooms for meetings and banquets.


    11. Thanks for taking our Virtual Tour!

      West Texas A&M University is has a rich history and a bright future. WTAMU is a nationally ranked University with top-tier accredited programs; a University that offers a tuition guarantee, that includes free career advising, free tutoring, a caring and experienced faculty and a vibrant student life. WT is the place for hands-on experience, networking opportunities and leadership programs. Counselors are available to help you every step of the way. Reach out to your Admissions Counselor if you have questions or Apply Today!