Coronavirus: What You Need to KnowMay 25, 2020
UTSA is closely monitoring the coronavirus outbreak globally and is receiving guidance from the City of San Antonio, Bexar County, State of Texas, San Antonio Metro Health and The University of Texas System, in addition to other government and health agencies.
- The university will waive certain mandatory fees for students enrolled in summer 2020 terms.
- All dining locations, including the Roadrunner Café, are closed at this time and will remain closed through the summer term.
- The suspension of monthly payroll deductions for employee parking permits has been extended until July 31. Contact Campus Services with questions >>
- Staff telecommuting agreements have been extended until July 31, 2020.
- CARES Act student emergency aid grant distribution is now in progress.
- Student course evaluations have been suspended for the spring 2020 semester only.
- SAT/ACT requirements temporarily suspended for Summer 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021.
- Virtual commencement ceremonies for May 2020 graduates will take place on May 23 & 24, with an in-person ceremony planned for later this year.
- Monthly payroll deductions for employee parking permits will be suspended and applied to May 1 and June 1 paychecks.
- All Summer 2020 courses will be conducted online.
- In light of the disruption to on-campus classes and services this semester, UTSA will refund student housing, parking permit, and meal plan charges on a prorated basis .
- UTSA has adopted an optional Credit/No Credit (“pass/fail”) grading system for undergraduate and graduate courses for the Spring 2020 semester.
- The current restrictions for university-sponsored travel ha ve been extended through May 31, 2020.
- Effective April 1, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was introduced to provide paid emergency sick leave benefits to eligible employees.
- Essential and critical facilities, public safety and other limited campus operations continue. With the exception of select locations, campus buildings are locked.
- Essential and critical research operations continue, and designated research facilities remain accessible.
- UTSA has implemented a hiring suspension for all non-mission critical staff.
UTSA is continuing to coordinate on a daily basis with San Antonio Metro Health and Texas Department of State Health Services. In addition, the university is following guideline documentation provided by the American College Health Association, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and UT System, and is in routine direct communication with experts at UT Health San Antonio.
UTSA is centering its coronavirus response and decision making on two primary principles:
- Sustaining the health and wellbeing of the Roadrunner community
- Minimizing impact to the academic progress of our students as much as possible
- I'm facing financial difficulties, what can I do?
- I submitted a request for Emergency Aid. When can I expect a response?
- Will fall registration be affected?
- Will the summer semester have a pass/fail option?
- Will textbooks be made available electronically to students if they relied on Library reserves?
- How can I virtually contact counseling services?
- Are there any changes to the undergraduate admission deadline?
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