Graduate Invitational (GI) is a campus visitation event for highly qualified U.S. citizens and permanent residents who plan to matriculate in an engineering Doctor of Philosophy and, in some cases, Master of Science program in the subsequent fall semester. The event is held on campus at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Attendees have the opportunity to:

  • Interact with faculty in their area of interest
  • Tour the Texas A&M campus and engineering research laboratories and facilities
  • Visit with currently enrolled graduate students


There is no separate application for this event. All highly-qualified domestic students who submitted a complete Texas A&M engineering Ph.D. (and some M.S.) application for the subsequent fall semester are considered for review by the respective department.

Travel and Housing Accommodations

Arrangements for travel and housing accommodations are provided to select students and determined by the respective department.

For 2019, the hotel for attendees is The George. All reservations are coordinated by the College of Engineering; no separate booking is needed. Check-in from 3 p.m. - midnight and check-out at noon or earlier. Shuttle service to/from The George and College Station Easterwood airport is available. For pick up from the airport, visitors should contact The George at 979-485-5638 upon arrival to College Station Easterwood Airport. For departure, visitors should inform The George front desk in advance of their departure.

Schedule At-A-Glance

Attendees will receive the final itinerary that is unique to their respective department. Contact your department for more information.

Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019
Friday, Feb. 22, 2019
Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019

Arrive in College Station and check-in to hotel

Department activities (samples):
Campus tour
Tour of town
Dinner with departments

*Itineraries for department visits will be provided by each department

8 a.m.
Check-in, pick up nametags at The Statesman Ballroom

8:30-9:30 a.m
Welcome presentation and Breakfast hosted by the College of Engineering in The Statesman Ballroom

9:45 a.m.
Department representatives will escort students to campus

10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Department visits*

Hotel check-out

Department Contacts

Department Name Email Address Phone
Graduate Programs, 
College of Engineering
Tandilyn Morrel
Jennifer Veracruz
Aerospace Gail Rowe 979-845-5520
Biological & Agricultural Stormy Kretzschmar 979-845-6658
Biomedical Maria Lyons
Jacob Clough
Chemical Ashley Stokes
Terah Cooper
Civil Laura Byrd
Chris Grunkemeyer
Juan Rodriguez
Computer Science and Engineering Karrie Borquin 979-845-4087
Electrical and Computer Engineering Katie Bryan
Melissa Sheldon
Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution Mark Lorenzo 979-458-3145
Industrial Kristie Stramaski
Linda Griffith
Interdisciplinary Kim Moses 979-862-9720
Materials Science Erin Bandza 979-458-3180
Mechanical Rebecca Simon
Sandra Havens
Nuclear Jimmy Andrade 979-458-2072
Ocean Caleb Mullens 979-845-5480
Petroleum Eleanor Schuler 979-845-8402