The campus of West Texas A&M University lies in the northeast corner of the town of Canyon, Texas, approximately fifteen miles south of Amarillo. Here, you’ll discover small-town America complete with hospitable people, historic homes and a shop-lined town square.
Despite the vast, open plains that cover the region, trees and foliage are in abundance here at West Texas A&M. Many students and community members find the 176-acre campus the perfect place to take a stroll, have a leisurely picnic or walk the family dog. Our newly completed pedestrian mall with marble sculpture and fountain makes the view even more scenic.
The WTAMU campus offers a variety of activities for students and visitors amid a warm and welcoming atmosphere. New construction, renovation and beautification projects not only enhance the campus landscape, but the new and improved facilities also strengthen the University’s efforts in providing the best in educational opportunities for WTAMU students. State-of-the-art facilities, enhanced technology, student-centered learning environments and community-friendly outdoor spaces set the stage for a growing student population for years to come.
Check out our campus map which features all of the new improvements as well as the lasting icons that make up our campus. The campus of West Texas A&M University features the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, the Virgil Henson Activities Center, the Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex, the Stanley Schaeffer Agriculture Education Learning Lab, new residence halls, the Buffalo Sports Park, a newly remodeled Classroom Center, the Student Success Center, a newly updated Mary Moody Northen Hall, the School of Engineering and Computer Science, an expanded Jack B. Kelley Student Center, the Vaughan Pedestrian Mall, which replaced through streets north of Old Main, which features the Hayward Spirit Tower as well as a buffalo marble sculpture and water feature. A new west entrance into campus put a finishing touch to the pedestrian mall area with a landscaped divider leading into campus toward the mall and the creation a new home for the WTAMU’s Eternal Flame in a roundabout at the intersection of University and Victory,
Travel through Amarillo, Hwy 287. Approximately 15 miles south of Amarillo, veer right onto Hwy 87 into Canyon.
Travel Interstate 27 and exit at Hwy 217. Turn west on Hwy 217 (4th Avenue) into Canyon.
Travel Highway 60 into Canyon. Merge with southbound traffic on Highway 87 to the interseciton of Hwy 87 (23rd Street) and Russell Long Boulevard.
The campus is bordered by 23rd Street on the west, Russell Long Boulevard on the north, 27th Street to the east and 4th Avenue to the south.