All Campus Communications

March 30, 2020

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.

March 27, 2020

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

March 25, 2020

President Fenves and Brené Brown make new commencement plans

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  

March 24, 2020

City of Austin “Stay Home – Work Safe” Order - from President Gregory L. Fenves

March 23, 2020

Reimbursement for services no longer available - from Darrell Bazzell, Senior VP and Chief Financial

March 20, 2020

UT Austin: Our Mission Stays the Same

March 19, 2020

Working Through These Remote Days Ahead - from Soncia Reagins-Lilly, VP for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Timekeeping Guidelines for UT Employees March 13-15, 2020  

March 18, 2020

New COVID-19 Cases in UT Community - from President Gregory L. Fenves

UT Austin: Our New Reality - from President Gregory L. Fenves 

March 17, 2020

UT Austin moves all spring semester classes online beginning March 30th - from President Gregory L. Fenves 

COVID-19 — transition to online instruction - from Maurie McInnis, Executive VP and Provost  

Employee roles, support during university’s online model - from Darrell Bazzell, Senior VP and Chief Financial

March 16, 2020

  • Starting March 16, 2020, all campus buildings will require UT ID access to enter. Separate protocols are in place for the Student Services Building, parts of which serve as a health care facility. Staff, contract employees and deliveries should use the north doors on the first floor or ground floor. Visitors and most patients will use the south entrance on Dean Keeton, and patients being directed to the UHS respiratory clinic will use the east doors.

  • Employees attempting to enter a building should enter via the building’s celebrated entrance using their UT ID card. A celebrated entrance is typically a main entrance, but employees should look for the ID card swipe pad and words “Celebrated Entrance” printed on the doors to locate the building’s celebrated entrance.

  • Any questions or concerns related to building access can be directed to seccontrol@its.utexas.edu.

March 15, 2020

Through March 30, students are on spring break and UT will be dedicated to three efforts. Faculty and staff members needed to support these priorities have been notified by their departments and are continuing to work either on campus or remotely.

  • Providing continued support to UT’s education and research missions in preparation for the transition to online learning; 

  • Maintaining critical mission services on campus such as public safety, utilities, core administrative functions, IT support for online learning, business operations and vital research functions; and

  • Supporting students who are on campus, living in residence halls and relying on university services.

UT Operations Update - from President Gregory L. Fenves

President Fenves COVID-19 testing has been reported negative - from Dr. Amy Young

March 13, 2020

COVID-19 Identified within UT Community - from President Gregory L. Fenves

COVID-19 resources, information for staff - from Darrell Bazzell, Senior VP and Chief Financial Officer 

UT Austin closed operations and canceled classes, Friday March 13.

March 12, 2020
Continuity of the Academic Mission - from Maurie McInnis, Executive VP and Provost  

  • Admissions has suspended campus visits, Admission Welcome Center tours and in-person events until further notice and will soon be announcing a number of online and virtual options for prospective students and their families.

  • All events at the Frank Erwin Center and Bass Concert Hall are postponed for the immediate future.

  • Worldwide recall of all university-sponsored travelers: this includes faculty, staff and students 

  • Cancellation of all education abroad programs through August 18 (includes spring and summer programs)

  • Suspension of all university sponsored international and domestic travel through April 30 with the possibility that this date could be extended

  • Restricted Regions requests will not be accepted. Faculty/staff who require travel approval for COVID-19 pandemic research must contact Global Risk & Safety in Texas Global for further direction.

  • Cancellation of all visiting delegations to UT until April 30 with the possibility of date extension

March 11, 2020
Spring break extended as UT implements social distancing. Classes will resume on campus on Monday, March 30 - - from President Gregory L. Fenves

March 8, 2020
Student Update - from Soncia Reagins-Lilly, VP for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Parents & Family Update - from Soncia Reagins-Lilly, VP for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Faculty Update - from Maurie McInnis, Executive VP and Provost  

Staff Update - from Darrell Bazzell, Senior VP and Chief Financial Officer 

March 6, 2020
Canceling Explore UT Message - from President Gregory L. Fenves

March 4, 2020
Coronavirus Precautions Message - from President Gregory L. Fenves