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Spring Classes & Student Experience

The Spring 2022 semester kicks off January 18, and we can't wait to welcome you back, 'Runners. To promote the safety and well-being of our entire campus community, classes and on-campus activities will be modified for a short period of time.


Spring 2022 Course Modality Adjustments

We will begin the semester with most scheduled classes meeting online for three weeks. This temporary change directly impacts the face-to-face instruction portion of those classes scheduled for traditional in-person or hybrid modality. See the full listing of class modalities for reference.

Classes scheduled as traditional in-person or hybrid will be held online at their regularly scheduled times listed in ASAP. This approach will make it less disruptive to pivot back to the original modality once our operational modifications conclude. Instructors will not be allowed to move their class period to another time or another date, or to change the course modality.

Most instructional laboratories, studios (such as art, music and other performance-based classes), ROTC, internships and other classes that require hands-on instruction will remain in-person. Note: the English Language Center will shift to online operations during this period.

Until February 7, students should assume all lecture classes will be online, and courses with the terms "lab," "recital," "seminar," "studio," "practicum," and "ensemble" will remain in person. If a change is made to one of those classes with those terms, it will be noted on the ASAP Schedule prior to the first day of class. However, the definitive indicator of course method will be in Blackboard as indicated by your faculty.

All classes will shift to the scheduled teaching modality on February 7. At that time, students should attend and participate in all in-person class activities. Faculty will instruct in the scheduled modality listed in ASAP, and students should not expect to continue their classes fully online. 

Impacted In-Person Classes: This is a list of spring in-person classes that will continue to meet in person during the modified spring operations period and courses that have been updated with a comment regarding modifications to their delivery. Please note, when browsing in the new class schedule, you must click on the course title to see comments within the "class details."


Class Information

See below for additional information to help you double-check how your class will be conducted so you have a successful start to the spring semester. If you have questions about how to read or understand your course schedule, please reach out to your academic advisor or peer mentor.

 

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View your Detailed Schedule on ASAP

ASAP allows you to see a detailed schedule and monitor for comments. Click on the "Student Services" tab, then "Registration", then "Student Detail Schedule".

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View your Syllabus & More on Blackboard

Blackboard is UTSA’s learning system where you access class materials and notes. Once logged in, select "Courses" to find your syllabus.


Outside the Classroom

During the modified spring operations period, the university will continue to provide robust on-campus services and assistance because your campus experience is an important part of your success at UTSA. On-campus housing will remain open and move-in for new residents will take place as scheduled. Select dining locations will also be open. Here are details on other important student support services:

Academic Support

Academic advising, academic coaching, tutoring, supplemental instruction, and all other student academic support services are available both online and in person. Visit the Student Support Gateway to learn about available tech and academic resources.

Student Disability Services

Student Disability Services is open and available for in-person and virtual appointments Monday – Friday. However, students seeking to request accommodations may do so through a fully electronic process. Visit Student Disability Services for more information.

Wellbeing Services

Student health, counseling and mental health services will continue to be offered in-person and virtually through Wellbeing Services. Students have access to UT Health’s Wellness 360 clinicians virtually or in person (across from Campus Rec) by making an appointment through the MyHealth portal. Visit UT Health’s Wellness 360 page for more information.

Additionally, all UTSA students have 24/7 access to My SSP—free, confidential online counseling and mental health support via text, phone or video. Students may also call 210-458-4140 (option 2) to access in-person or video counseling and mental health assistance.

Athletics

UTSA Athletics continues to follow COVID-19 protocols recommended by the NCAA and Conference USA. The NCAA protocols are developed in consultation with the NCAA COVID-19 Medical Advisory Group, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Working Group and the Autonomy 5 Medical Advisory Group, in consideration with recommendations from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. C-USA protocols are developed in consultation with the C-USA Medical Advisory Group.

UTSA Athletics will test student-athletes upon arrival to campus and will continue to conduct regular testing during the competition season. We will continue to follow NCAA and C-USA quarantine and isolation protocols. Masking will be highly encouraged, particularly indoors. We will continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 conditions and adjust protocols as needed.

Libraries

UTSA Libraries will be open. Library locations will operate with modified on-site staffing and hours.

Roadrunner Days

Roadrunner Days will continue as planned for January 14 – 29. Measures will be put in place to reduce density and opportunities for transmission, and masks will be strongly encouraged.



Frequently Asked Questions - Spring Classes and Student Experience

Check with your supervisor. To reduce the number of people on campus, your supervisor may choose to limit on-campus personnel to only those employees who are needed in order to provide in-person services at this time.

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See the Spring 2022 Course Modality of this page for instructions on checking how your classes will be conducted.

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Yes. The UTSA Libraries offer Wi-Fi and a quiet place for you to attend classes. In addition, Wi-Fi is available throughout all buildings on campus. If you prefer to work outdoors, enhanced Wi-Fi access points have been established in key outdoor areas, including in the Sombrilla. These areas are highlighted in teal/green on the map below.

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Our commencement planning team is working now to plan celebrations for our Spring 2022 graduates. Details will be shared publicly on the Commencement website.

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