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Safety in classrooms and instructional labs

Updated: August 06, 2020

Safety practices will include measures to create physical distance, enhanced cleaning, and use of disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizer, and face coverings.

Course schedules and formats

Updated: July 24, 2020

Changes to class times and locations will encourage social distancing.

Cleaning and disinfecting

Updated: August 06, 2020

Everyone has a role in keeping spaces clean.


Updated: June 25, 2020

The Office of Research and Engagement website is the best source of information about research activities.

Testing, screening, and contact tracing

Updated: July 24, 2020

The university’s program includes testing of symptomatic students and asymptomatic close contacts, self-screenings, regular surveillance testing, and contact tracing.


Updated: August 06, 2020

Vol Dining will be open for the fall semester with protective measures in place to make the experience convenient, enjoyable, and safe.

Life outside the classroom

Updated: August 05, 2020

Students will have plenty of ways to experience campus life while following health and safety guidelines.

Protection of those at high risk

Updated: July 09, 2020

The university is helping to protect faculty, staff, and students at high risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

Vaccination requirements

Updated: July 01, 2020

Vaccination requirements apply to all campuses and institutes in the UT System and are established to protect the health and safety of the university community.

Teaching resources

Updated: August 06, 2020

Instructors can access resources to adjust to new ways of teaching.

Hosting campus events and visitors

Updated: July 24, 2020

Events hosted by units and organizations must be conducted in a safe and healthy manner.

Required daily health self-screening

Updated: July 13, 2020

To help slow the spread of COVID-19, daily temperature checks and health self-screening are required for students and employees.

When to self-isolate

Updated: July 24, 2020

Students, faculty, and staff who self-isolate need to complete a self-isolation form.

Fall 2020 academic calendar

Updated: June 01, 2020

Changes will reduce student travel and encourage social distancing.

What happens when a COVID-19 case is reported

Updated: July 24, 2020

Guided by expertise from public health officials and the CDC, university staff responds quickly to reports related to COVID-19 on campus.

Requirement to wear face coverings

Updated: July 30, 2020

To slow the spread of COVID-19, students, faculty, and staff must wear face coverings on campus.

Social distancing on campus

Updated: June 10, 2020

Social distancing means keeping space—about six feet—from other people as much as possible.

Living in residence halls

Updated: July 24, 2020

University Housing will communicate directly with students about move-in, logistical information, and expectations.

What to do if you feel sick

Updated: July 24, 2020

Stay home, limit contact with others, and contact your health care provider.


Updated: June 01, 2020

Handwashing is a crucial habit to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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