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Course schedules and formats

Updated: July 09, 2020

Changes to class times and locations will encourage social distancing.

Safety in classrooms and instructional labs

Updated: July 10, 2020

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

Return to work plan

Updated: July 09, 2020

The university will follow a data-driven three-phase plan to gradually return to working on campus. The plan’s goals are to protect the health of employees, help ensure the well-being of the community, and carefully and deliberately prepare for fall semester. The plan will be updated as it progresses.


Updated: June 25, 2020

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

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: June 29, 2020

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

Hosting campus events and visitors

Updated: July 02, 2020

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

Required daily self-screening

Updated: June 29, 2020

Daily temperature checks and self-screening are required before coming to campus.

When to self-isolate

Updated: June 26, 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 07, 2020

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

Requirement to wear face coverings

Updated: July 08, 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.

COVID-19 testing

Updated: June 01, 2020

Plans are being developed for extensive COVID-19 testing and contact tracing.

Living in residence halls

Updated: July 08, 2020

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

What to do if you feel sick

Updated: June 23, 2020

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

Cleaning and disinfecting

Updated: June 03, 2020

Everyone has a role in keeping spaces clean.


Updated: June 01, 2020

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

New student experiences

Updated: July 06, 2020

Incoming first-year and transfer students will be supported through new initiatives.

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