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How and where to self-isolate

Updated: February 09, 2021

Your health care provider or the university’s contact tracing team will determine whether you need to quarantine or isolate and where to stay.

Coping and support resources

Updated: January 27, 2021

Resources are available to help employees and students cope during the pandemic. Reach out if you need help.

Off-campus student events and social gatherings

Updated: February 16, 2021

The CDC has consistently urged caution with gatherings and outlines numerous prevention measures needed for activities.

Participation in community saliva testing

Updated: March 03, 2021

The more students who participate in community saliva testing, the faster we can stop COVID-19 outbreaks before they start.

Start-of-semester information for spring 2021

Updated: January 11, 2021

To-do items and reminders for the start of spring semester after winter break

End-of-semester information for Fall 2020

Updated: January 14, 2021

To-do items and reminders for the end of fall semester and the transition to winter break

Testing, screening, and contact tracing

Updated: January 13, 2021

The campus’s program includes periodic testing of wastewater in residential facilities, community saliva testing of asymptomatic students living on campus, nasal swab diagnostic testing for students, and self-screenings and contact tracing for students and employees.


Updated: August 21, 2020

Vol Dining is open with protective measures in place to make the experience convenient, enjoyable, and safe.

Life outside the classroom

Updated: October 14, 2020

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

Vaccination requirements

Updated: March 02, 2021

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.

When to self-isolate

Updated: March 03, 2021

Students, faculty, and staff who self-isolate need to complete a COVID-19 self-isolation form.

What happens when a COVID-19 case is reported

Updated: January 27, 2021

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: January 27, 2021

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: February 15, 2021

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

What to do if you feel sick

Updated: January 27, 2021

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

Cleaning and disinfecting

Updated: January 11, 2021

Everyone has a role in keeping spaces clean.


Updated: June 01, 2020

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

The Volunteer Commitment

Updated: July 27, 2020

Our community will act with courage to protect others, even if it means sacrificing some comforts of a typical campus experience.

Fall semester overview: What students can expect on campus

Updated: July 30, 2020

This overview provides an outline of how fall semester will work with social distancing and preventative measures in place.

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