APRIL 8, 2020 — Editor’s note: The following message was sent via email today from President Taylor Eighmy to all faculty, staff and students:
I am immensely proud of our community for rising to challenging circumstances this semester. Despite our physical distance from one another, the perseverance demonstrated by all of you is a true testament to your resiliency and determination to succeed.
Now that online learning is in full motion for the spring semester, it’s time to turn our attention to summer.
As you know, the pandemic situation changes daily. Yet we are beginning to see encouraging data from other countries, which gives us hope there will be a flattening of the curve somewhere in our future.
Though the timing of our return to normal operations is still very uncertain, we are committed to doing everything we can to ensure minimal disruption to the academic progress of our students and protect the health of our entire community.
As such, we have decided to move all summer classes online. Our students’ success and well-being is at the very heart of this decision. Though our circumstances may have changed, our goals remain the same. I am heartened by the fact that UTSA has expanded online summer course offerings by 70% over the past few years.
More information will be coming from Provost Kimberly Andrews Espy regarding the details of summer session, but I want to reassure you all that we are working tirelessly to prepare for a fully online, highly successful summer term.
⇒ Read Provost Espy’s message about virtual learning at UTSA for summer 2020.
We will continue to closely monitor the pandemic in the weeks to come and are very much looking forward to the time we will be back on campus together. Meanwhile, remember to take good care of yourselves and of one another.
Thank you for your patience and your indomitable Roadrunner spirit and be well.
Interested in wellbeing programs, events and resources? Every Wednesday at noon you can stop by virtually and ask any questions you may have about Student Health Services, Counseling and Mental Health Services, and the PEACE office.Virtual Event
Floor captains play a critical role in emergency preparedness, safety awareness and crime prevention techniques throughout the university. They focus on safety and security initiatives while providing guidance and direction to building occupants. During emergency activations, they assist with required evacuations and reentry, shelter-in-place commands, interface with police and other first responders, and help those who may require assistancer.MyTraining Webinar
Roadrunners who plan to learn, teach, live, work or research at UTSA this summer are invited to attend one of these town halls where members of UTSA's Public Health Task Force will share updates from their recently released 4.0 report. The town halls will be a terrific opportunity to ask questions and learn more about summer campus operations.Virtual Event
Honors College students will be presented with their stoles to wear to Commencement. The Honors College provides stoles only to students who are eligible to graduate with honors.Retama Auditorium
Victory celebrations in San Antonio always include honking car horns, and we are carrying that tradition over to UTSA. If you are in San Antonio, join us for a nostalgic Commencement Drive around the Main Campus. This new tradition began in May 2020 and will begin at the Brackenridge (BK 5) parking lot adjacent to the Child Development Center. Vehicles can begin gathering at 5:00 p.m. The parade begins at 5:30 p.m.Brackenridge (BK 5) parking lot, Main Campus
In person ceremony for students recieving their doctorate degrees.H-E-B Student Union Ballroom, Main Campus
In person ceremoney for University College students.Retama Auditorium, Main Campus
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