Guiding Principles

At Texas, we are committed to providing the highest-quality education, promoting research excellence, developing a safe and fulfilling environment for our students, staff, faculty and visitors, and serving the state of Texas.

Health and safety are primary goals, and we must protect all members of the UT family.

The Fall 2020 Planning Process

Soon after the campus closed in March, the Office of the President convened six working groups organized around health and wellness, academics, student life and engagement, research, operations and athletics. In total, more than 250 faculty, staff and students collaborated throughout the spring and early summer to envision a fall 2020 semester that would both be safe and deliver the kind of first-class education for which Texas is known.

This plan is a roadmap. But it is not a map of the road back — it is a map of the road forward.