Students and Families

We encourage our students to stay connected and engaged while prioritizing their physical health and mental well-being.

All students returning to campus for the spring semester should receive a viral test within 72 hours (three days) prior to returning to campus or the surrounding community for in-person social activities, events or classes. Students, please review the testing expectations communicated on December 17.

Read President Hartzell’s full spring return to campus message.

We are asking faculty members to teach remotely for the first two weeks of the spring 2022 semester, with a target date of January 31 to return to the originally assigned teaching modality. Some may choose to teach in person, while also providing online delivery between January 18 and January 28. Students will be notified as soon as possible if any of their courses will be taught with an in-person option.

All classes will shift back to the assigned teaching modality on January 31. At that time, we do not expect that online delivery will be provided for classes listed as in-person or hybrid in the course schedule. Therefore, students will be expected to be present for all in-person activities. If a student must miss class for health reasons, the student will need to make up missed work using standard procedures and resources, including student emergency services.

Students who are enrolled in classes that include clinical placements external to UT Austin will be contacted by their schools/colleges regarding expectations during the first two weeks of the semester.

Longhorns Online is a robust site that provides information about academics, advising, student support services and other important online contacts designed to help Longhorns successfully navigate their educational path during their time at UT Austin and beyond.