Staying Connected, Engaged and Healthy
Help with Stress
The Division of Student Affairs will offer new support groups, workshops and recreational opportunities to help students cope with the stressors caused by COVID-19.
UT will institute contactless check-in for UT events and student life activities when those resume in accordance with university events guidelines.
New Student Portal
Through a virtual student portal, the Longhorn Connection, UT will deliver innovative options to connect students to activities, events and each other.
The university will clean various activity areas nightly and regularly sanitize public areas and office spaces.
Student employees will work with their supervisor to determine their working modality and expectations, whether working in person, remotely or a hybrid.
Student Life Activity Monitoring
All student life activities will be closely monitored to follow the health and wellness guidelines, policies and procedures to enhance the campus experience. Department support services and programs and engagement efforts will be added, removed or adapted in response to safety protocols and direction from university leadership.
Students with special circumstances (non-ADA), including COVID-19 symptoms, should submit the Student Emergency Services absence notification request form with the expectation that the attendance requirement will not be affected.
Violations of Mask Policy
UT will encourage compliance by increasing awareness and fostering a spirit of cooperation. For those who continue putting the community at risk with their behavior, corrective and disciplinary action may be taken in accordance with the university’s guidelines for faculty, staff and students.
Preparations are underway for reopening dining facilities, including those in the residence halls for the fall semester. Possibilities include:
Offering to-go meals served by staff, with no self-serve option at multiple locations. During peak periods, additional locations may be opened for packaged hot meal pick-up to reduce the number of diners at any one location.
Increased outside seating and potential additional space in the halls for dining.
Extended evening operating hours at some dining locations.