Protect Texas Together

Keeping Our Community Safe

Due to a spike in COVID-19 cases and increased hospitalizations and current and expected staff shortages in local hospitals and in some functional areas of campus, faculty will teach remotely for the first two weeks of the spring 2022 semester. All classes will shift back to the assigned teaching modality on January 31.

Read President Hartzell’s full spring return to campus message

Make your appointment

COVID-19 vaccination appointments, including booster doses, are open to members of the UT community and the general public age 12 and older.

It takes all of us to stop the spread of COVID-19. Authorized COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing COVID-19 disease, especially severe illness and death. As a way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19, we encourage all UT community members to get vaccinated when they are eligible.

We’re in this together

We are asking for your assistance in minimizing the spread of COVID.

  • Masks are strongly recommended indoors regardless of vaccination status.
  • To decrease potential exposure to the virus, limit your social interactions and be more vigilant about practicing preventive behaviors.
  • Participate in the UT Proactive Community Testing program.
  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19, please isolate and get tested. The UT community can contact University Health Services for more information.

Temporary teaching changes

  • During the first two weeks of the spring 2022 semester, faculty will teach remotely. Some may choose to teach in person, while also providing online delivery between January 18 and January 28. All classes will shift back to the assigned teaching modality on January 31.
  • View the Academic Calendar for Long Session 2021-2022 for information on schedules.
  • Many professors and teaching assistants may continue to hold office hours remotely, as student feedback indicated that was more accessible.

Returning to Campus

Starting in June 2021, remote employees began returning to onsite work with supervisor approval using a phased-in schedule.

We are excited to pilot more widespread use of flexible work arrangements during the 2021-22 academic year. Your supervisors and HR reps will have more detailed information, but here’s a summary:

  • During May 2021, a cross-campus leadership task force developed campus-wide guidelines that have now been shared with College, School and Unit (CSU) leadership.
  • In June 2021, CSUs developed their own specific plans based on these guidelines.
  • In July 2021, units determined if and how they might implement flexible work arrangements following their CSU’s guidelines.
  • In October 2021, we began fully implementing flexible work arrangements.