Guidance Related to the Coronavirus Disease

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Coronavirus Updates and FAQs
The latest information on campus operations, social distancing and preventative measures FAQs

Latest Updates


Protect Your Zoom Meetings from Disruptions - Trice Humpert, Interim Assistant Vice President for Information Technology Services

Mid-Week Check In - from President Gregory L. Fenves

  • All summer session classes moved online.

  • There will be no tolerance for harassment and bigotry in classrooms — online or otherwise.

    • Any member of the UT community who disrupts or interferes with university classes or meetings will face discipline.

    • The university is improving security across all digital platforms.

  • In the first two days of online learning:

    • Thousands of students participated in more than 9,000 classes, logging a total of over 13 million minutes online.

    • Students can visit Keep Learning for remote learning tips and tech support to help them thrive.


Updates and resources for employees - from Darrell Bazzell, Senior VP and Chief Financial

Students: As online classes begin this week, make sure your equipment works AND you have the right apps (like @Zoom and @Panopto). Visit Canvas Online Pre-Check.


  • Online Classes Grading Policies: Undergraduate students will have the option of taking all classes Pass/Fail, and graduate students will have the option of taking all classes Credit/No Credit. Students have until May 29 to make this choice.

  • Getting Technology Help: Please emailchat (click the “Ask Bevo!” pop up) and phone (512-232-6988). 

  • Student Emergency Services is providing technology resources for students with financial need and supporting students in need with food and housing. If you still have to retrieve belongings from a university residence hall, you can schedule a day and time here.

  • Learning from Home: As you study and learn from home, there are services available to assist you, including Keep Learning.

Continuing the Spring Semester Online - from President Gregory L. Fenves


  • May 21-23 commencement and graduation ceremonies are postponed.

  • A virtual commencement will be planned for that week. Details are forthcoming.

  • The future plan includes celebrating students on campus later this year for the full array of graduation and commencement ceremonies.

  • Commencement FAQs

Helping UT Students During the COVID-19 Crisis - from President Gregory L. Fenves

Student Emergency Fund

What you need to know when classes start - from Maurie McInnis, Executive VP and Provost