Established in 1876 as a land-grant institution, Prairie View A&M University is the second oldest public university in Texas, dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and service.
PVAMU produces talented engineers, corporate leaders, nurses and educators. Eight colleges and schools boast more than 50 degree programs in engineering, sciences, architecture, business, technology, criminal justice, humanities, education, nursing and social sciences. Prairie View A&M also features post-graduate programs in business, education, engineering, sciences, nursing, social sciences, agriculture and juvenile justice.
Through a faculty to staff ratio of 18:1 PVAMU scholars receive personal attention, focused faculty interaction and the ability to benefit from their wealth of knowledge in public and private sectors. Additionally, undergraduate and graduate students learn the value of working with their communities through service opportunities that are woven into class curricula and student life.
- In December 2009, The PVAMU Panther Football Team emerged from the 2009 football season as SWAC champions, earning the university’s first SWAC title since 1964.
- In January, the Prairie View A&M University marching band, the Marching Storm, was one of eight HBCU bands to perform for an excited crowd of 60,000 at the Georgia Dome Honda Battle of the Bands (HBOB) Invitational Showcase.
- PVAMU has produced more flag rank military officers than any other historically black university. This fact is punctuated by the fact that PVAMU was the first black university to host an Army and Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Program. Known for “producing productive people”, Prairie View A&M University has produced some of the nation’s top leaders in Texas and around the world.
- The Prairie View A&M University Charles Gilpin Players, founded in 1929, is Texas’ oldest continually performing minority theatrical troupe.
- The university also houses the only solar observatory in Texas and one of only nine in the U.S.
- PVAMU maintains the only Crime Prevention Center in Texas, which provides juvenile justice and psychology students with an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in practice and research.
Julius Wesley Becton, Jr., (Ret. Lt. Gen., U.S. Army): former PVAMU president
David L. Brewer, III (Ret. V. Admiral, U.S. Navy): former superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)
Nathelyne Archie Kennedy: first licensed African American female professional engineer in Texas
Craig Anthony Washington: former U.S. Congressman
Kenneth Ray Houston: NFL Hall of Fame Inductee
Frederick Newhouse, U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist
Charles Brown: Legendary blues recording artist
Frank D. Jackson: Prairie View mayor
Ann Williams: director of the world-renowned Dallas Black Dance Theatre
Dr. Sidney A. McPhee: tenth president of Middle Tennessee State University
Alzo Slade: fashion photographer
- August 30, Monday
Late Registration and Drop/Add Begins
- September 3, Friday
Late Registration, Add Courses, Change Major/Certification or any Matriculation Change Ends for Undergraduate Students – Student Web Access Closes
- September 4, Saturday
Late Registration, Add Courses, Change Major/Certification or any Matriculation Change Ends for Graduate Students – Student Web Access Closes
- September 8, Wednesday
General Student Assembly All Students to Attend
- September 14, Tuesday
Census Date (12th Class Day)
LAST DAY to Drop Course(s) without academic Record
- September 15, Wednesday
Withdrawal from courses with academic record ("W") Begins
- September 24, Friday
20th Class Day October 21-23, Thursday-Saturday
Mid-Semester Examination Period
- October 26, Tuesday
Mid-Semester Grades Due
- November 5, Friday
Deadline to Apply for Spring 2011 Graduation
- November 8, Monday
Withdrawal from Course(s) with academic record (“W”) Ends
- November 16, Tuesday
Priority Registration Begins for Spring 2011 Semester
- November 25-27, Thursday-Saturday
Thanksgiving Holiday (University Closed)
- November 29, Monday
- December 6-7, Monday-Tuesday
Course Review Day [Classes must convene and instructors will prepare students for Final Exams]
- December 7, Tuesday
Last Class Day for Fall 2010 Semester
Last Day to Withdraw from the University (From All Courses) for the Fall 2010 Semester
- December 8-9, Wednesday-Thursday
Study Days for Exams
- December 10-15, Friday-Wednesday
Final Examination Period
- December 15, Wednesday
Final Grades Due for Graduation Candidates
- December 18, Saturday
- December 21, Tuesday
Final Grades Due for All Other Students
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
P.O. Box 519; MS 1009
Prairie View, Texas 77446-1009
Phone: (936) 261-1000
Admissions e-mail: email@example.com
Web site: www.pvamu.edu
Web site for application: www.applytexas.org