MEDIA CREDENTIALING: PRE-CEREMONY COVERAGE

IMPORTANT NOTE: MEDIA CREDENTIALS DISTRIBUTED BY TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY ARE VALID ONLY THROUGH WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5 AND DO NOT PROVIDE ACCESS TO SITES CONTROLLED BY THE MILITARY DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON ON THE DAY OF INTERMENT, THURSDAY, DEC. 6.

Media arriving in College Station for pre-ceremony coverage for the State Funeral of George H.W. Bush, must obtain credentials from Texas A&M’s Division of Marketing & Communications. Email tamunews@tamu.edu with your name/s, title/s, media outlet and which days you’ll be on campus.

Upon arrival, media may report to the College Station Media Operations Center beginning at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2 to receive pre-ceremony credentials, parking validation, instructions, interview options and standup locations.

College Station Media Operations Center

Bethancourt Ballroom, Rm 2300
Memorial Student Center
275 Joe Routt Blvd.
College Station, Texas 77843
Hours of Operation
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 2 through Wednesday, Dec. 5

PARKING AND ROAD CLOSURES:

Media parking is available in the University Center Garage (Koldus) and will be validated upon check-in. Satellite truck needs should be communicated and coordinated in advance of arrival through tamunews@tamu.edu. Detailed instructions will be provided upon confirmation of arrival.

For updates on road closures, and maps, visit Texas A&M Transportation Services at https://transport.tamu.edu/bush41.

QUESTIONS: tamunews@tamu.edu

MORE INFO: www.georgehwbush.com, https://honoring41.tamu.edu and today.tamu.edu.

MEDIA CREDENTIALING: ARRIVAL CEREMONY & INTERMENT, THURSDAY, DEC. 6

Media wishing to cover the funeral procession in College Station on the day of interment, Thursday, Dec. 6, must pick up credentials at the Houston Media Operations Center unless otherwise notified by the Joint Task Force.

While the burial service is a private Bush family event, the train carrying President Bush’s casket can be viewed by the public in certain locations. For more details, visit the City of College Station at http://bit.ly/2FXMkny

Houston Media Operations Center
J.W. Marriott Hotel
5150 Westheimer Road
Houston, Texas 77056

Contact officials at https://jtf.usstatefuneral.mdw.army.mil for credentials, questions, and instructions related to covering the arrival ceremony in College Station on the day of interment, Thursday, Dec. 6.

MEDIA CHECK-IN, THURSDAY, DEC. 6

Credentialed satellite trucks and microwave vans must report to the Media Check-In Center at Discovery Road and Kimbrough Blvd., in Lot 113 between 4 and 5 a.m. CST. Upon arrival media will provide name, organization and ceremony credential for confirmation. Signage will guide media their designated ceremony location. A representative will meet media upon arrival to site.

Credentialed media must report to the Media Check-In Center at Discovery Road and Kimbrough Blvd., in Lot 113 between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m., with media strongly encouraged to arrive by 7:30 a.m. Media will be shuttled from the Media Check-In Center to their credentialed location.

NOTE: MEDIA WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO EXIT THE PERIMETER UNTIL AFTER THE CEREMONY CONCLUDES AND SHOULD PREPARE ACCORDINGLY.

Light food, beverages and a work area will be provided at each location for media. Wi-fi is the responsibility of the media representative attending the ceremony, as well as appropriate gear for inclement weather.

MEDIA INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Each TV organization is allocated 11 physical credentials but can submit up to 20 names. The 11 credentials are transferable within the same organization as long as the credential holder’s name is on the credential list. Only four credential holders from each organization will be allowed on or near the media stand 30 minutes prior to and during the ceremony.
  • Each print, still, radio, social/digital organization is allocated one physical credential but can submit up to four names. The one credential is transferable within the same organization as long as the credential holders name is on the credential list.
  • 30 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony, a representative will brief the media on sequence of events after which media are expected to remain silent. No interviews or commentary during this initial 30 minutes or through the ceremony.
  • Media must exit the ceremony grounds no later than:
    • Train Site: 7 p.m.
    • Library Site: 11 p.m.

For updates on road closures, and maps, visit Texas A&M Transportation Services at https://transport.tamu.edu/bush41.

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