Roadrunner Roadmap Fall 2021

This site houses all the information you need to know regarding UTSA's operations for Fall 2021.

UTSA's ability to bring back many traditional on-campus experiences this fall is highly dependent on all members of our Roadrunner community taking personal responsibility to get their COVID-19 vaccinations. Getting vaccinated is the best way to ensure campus infections remain low and prevent the reinstatement of limitations on in-person classes, campus events, activities, services, and housing. If you haven’t done so yet, we strongly urge you to get vaccinated now so we can all enjoy campus life to its fullest this fall.

As always, plans may change or be updated as needed as the pandemic evolves, based on guidance from UT System, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and governmental agencies.

Latest Updates

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Health and Shared Responsibility

The fall 2021 semester will feature more in-person learning experiences for students. Our Public Health Task Force has released new recommendations for a safe return to campus after considering the latest public health information. [Updated 7/14/21]

On Thursday, August 12, from 11:30am to 12:30pm UTSA will host a community conversation where infectious disease experts at UTSA and UT Health San Antonio will provide the latest information regarding vaccine effectiveness, variants, boosters and more. The event is open to the entire San Antonio community. More information will be available soon. [Updated 7/14/21]

UTSA strongly urges students, faculty, and staff to get a COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. Current scientific evidence is clear that vaccines protect you and your loved ones from COVID-19 variants. On-site vaccine clinics will continue to be available to the Roadrunner community as well as vaccine clinics offering booster doses should these become necessary. [Updated 7/14/21]

Learn more and find clinic appointments>>

Face coverings/masks are recommended in indoor public and common spaces, especially for those individuals who are high risk and/or not vaccinated. [Updated 7/14/21]

Learn more about face coverings>>

All Roadrunners interested in a COVID-19 vaccine can take advantage of vaccine appointments wherever they are available. [Updated 3/29/21]

Learn about appointment options>>

Learning & Working

Some UTSA employees will resume working on campus this fall, while others will continue working remotely on a hybrid or full-time basis. Area supervisors and vice presidents carefully considered work modalities based on the requirements of individual positions. Supervisors will notify employees of their individual fall work modality, work with those employees working remotely to complete a Work Modality Conditions and Agreement form. New agreements go into effect August 1. More information on fall work modalities >> [Updated 7/15/21]

Events are proceeding per pre-pandemic processes and procedures. All events, virtual and in person, must be entered into 25Live (space request) and RowdyLink (event details submission form) to allow for comprehensive tracking and oversight. [Updated 7/7/21]

During July and August, People Excellence is offering a Return to Campus webinar series in partnership with our Employee Assistance Program, Deer Oaks. The series covers numerous topics, including coping with change, supporting your employees and staying resilient. These trainings are open to all employees. [Updated 7/15/21]

The Rowdy Store Downtown will close temporarily, from March 22 to August 9. During the closure, course materials for spring and summer classes held at the Downtown Campus will be available at the Main Campus Rowdy Campus Store or online.

As part of the latest Public Health Task Force report release, new guidelines are now available for university-sponsored travel. Learn more >>

Planning is underway for a fall semester that is much closer to the traditional UTSA experience. Many services—such as the Student Union, Campus Rec and the UTSA Libraries—will resume normal operations under appropriate public health guidelines. As always, these plans may change as we continue to closely monitor the pandemic.

The University’s OneStop website has been updated with answers to your most Frequently Asked Questions regarding class modalities for the upcoming Fall semester.

On-campus research activities and doctoral training opportunities resumed June 1, 2020 and are ongoing. Returning to campus is voluntary for graduate students. Principal investigators and lab managers are responsible for making accommodations as needed.

View the phased research recovery plan »

No need to wait in line! Current UTSA students, staff and faculty members can now get their UTSACard online and receive their card by mail in 5-7 business days.


Complete your on-campus housing contract now so that you can fully experience UTSA’s vibrant campus culture and conveniences of living where you learn. The earlier you complete your contract, the better your chances are to receive your preferred space and roommate. Visit UTSA Housing for more information.

UTSA anticipates adding 2 on-campus living communities for fall 2021: Guadalupe Hall and Chisholm Hall. Guadalupe Hall is designated as the new home for the Honors Residential Community and is slated to be complete and open by the fall while Chisholm is now operated by UTSA.

UTSA has a protocol in place for students who may need to self-isolate or quarantine due to a diagnosis or exposure to COVID-19. Meals will be provided in-room for those who are in isolation/quarantine.

Public areas such as community kitchens and common area restrooms have occupancy limits, are being cleaned at least twice per day and are stocked with hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes.


Masks are encouraged


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