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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.


Updated: September 23, 2020

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

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: January 21, 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

Data monitoring and contingency options

Updated: February 23, 2021

We monitor several key metrics. Any decision to implement contingencies will not be based on one factor but on a combination of metrics providing insight into the health and safety of the campus community.

Safety in classrooms and instructional labs

Updated: January 15, 2021

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

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.

Course schedules and formats

Updated: October 29, 2020

Formats, locations, and timing of classes encourage social distancing for a safe on-campus experience.

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: January 13, 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.

Teaching resources

Updated: January 27, 2021

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

Hosting campus events and visitors

Updated: January 08, 2021

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

Required daily health self-screening

Updated: January 11, 2021

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: January 27, 2021

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

Academic calendar

Updated: January 11, 2021

Changes will reduce student travel and encourage social distancing.

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