Texas A&M Central Academic Building.
Texas A&M-San Antonio's Central Academic Building. Credit: Bonnie Arbittier / San Antonio Report

Texas A&M University-San Antonio closed its campus for class and university proceedings on Wednesday to honor the late President George H.W. Bush, who died Nov. 30.

TAMU-SA’s library, Central Academic Building computer labs, and cafeteria remained open. Non-university events being held on campus will take place as planned.

Gov. Greg Abbott and Texas A&M System Chancellor John Sharp authorized Wednesday as a state and federal day of mourning for state agencies and universities.

A state funeral for the 41st president was held Wednesday at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., and a second funeral is scheduled for Thursday in Texas

Bush’s presidential library is located on Texas A&M University’s campus in College Station and the late president will be interred there later Thursday.

“The people of Texas are encouraged to gather, assemble, and pay their respects to the memory of George Herbert Walker Bush through ceremonies in homes, businesses, public buildings, schools, places of worship, or other appropriate places for public expression of grief and remembrance,” a statement from Abbott said.

State flags on all state buildings, grounds, and facilities were to be flown at half-staff for 30 days until Dec. 31.

Emily Donaldson

Emily Donaldson reports on education for the San Antonio Report.