JULY 14, 2021 — Editor’s note: The following message was sent today via email from President Taylor Eighmy, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Kimberly Andrews Espy and Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President for Business Affairs Veronica Salazar Mendez to all faculty and staff:
We are eagerly anticipating the fall semester and the return of so many of the traditional UTSA experiences we all know and love. Our collective efforts and vigilance to do our part by following public health protocols and getting vaccinated against COVID-19 have paved the way for largely returning to pre-pandemic operations for this upcoming semester.
Health & Safety
UTSA’s Public Health Task Force has issued its latest report—version 5.0—offering guidance for the fall semester. We’d like to share some of the main takeaways from the report as UTSA transitions to Level 0: Normal Campus Operations. As always, our pandemic management plan is subject to change based on current conditions. We are keeping a very close eye on COVID-19 variants and will make adjustments as necessary to ensure the health and safety of our campus community.
On a related note, later this summer we will be hosting a community conversation where we’ll hear from infectious disease experts at UTSA and UT Health San Antonio on the latest information regarding vaccine effectiveness, variants, boosters and more. The event will be open to the entire San Antonio community. Save the date for Thursday, August 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and watch your inboxes for more information coming soon.
This fall campus life will function very much like it did before the pandemic. Any questions regarding campus services and activities can be directed to Recovery Operations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the 2021-22 academic year, UTSA’s Roadrunner Roadmap website will continue to be the centralized source for current operational and public health information.
Thank you for doing your part to help our academic community navigate through the pandemic. You have shown resilience and the ability to adapt, which is a true testament to the strength of Roadrunner Nation. We look forward to welcoming you back for an energizing, productive semester and to enjoying old and new UTSA traditions with you all.
The Dreamer and Undocumented student conversation consists of a panel discussion that will center in the immigrant experience while attending college and as a new professional. Our panelist will discuss their experiences as immigrants from different Latin American countries, and as current or former members of the undocumented community.Virtual Event
Come learn more about the Whataburger Resource Room and what you can do to fight food insecurity on our campus!Student Union, Paseo Principal Staircase, Main Campus
Join us for the grand opening of our new office space! There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at Noon with an open house at HSU 2.206, and student organization tabling on the Paseo. We will have DJ Loko along with snacks, give aways, and activities.H-E-B Student Union, 2.206, Main Campus
This year we will have a NNO kickoff party at the Downtown Campus - Frio Building breezeway. The event will be on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm. We will have snow cones, music, and door prizes! The is a free event for all our DTC community. The NNO main event will be held at Main campus on October 5.Frio Breezeway, Downtown Campus
A virtual conversation about how we can take action to improve our wellbeing to prevent future mental health burn out.Virtual Event
No matter your first language, Coffee & Conversation can help you expand your horizons. We invite all UTSA students to come spend your lunch hour with Coffee & Conversation, where international and domestic students gather and build inter-cultural connections.Anaqua Room, 2.03.08, Student Union, Main Campus
For Hispanic Heritage Month this year we will be reading two books, starting in September with "I, Rigoberta Menchú", an autobiography. The October book will be "Cemetery Boys" by Aiden Thomas. Students who join the RJBC are eligible to receive the book free.Virtual Event
The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property - for Texas, the nation and the world.
To be a premier public research university, providing access to educational excellence and preparing citizen leaders for the global environment.
We encourage an environment of dialogue and discovery, where integrity, excellence, inclusiveness, respect, collaboration and innovation are fostered.
UTSA is a proud Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) as designated by the U.S. Department of Education.
The University of Texas at San Antonio, a Hispanic Serving Institution situated in a global city that has been a crossroads of peoples and cultures for centuries, values diversity and inclusion in all aspects of university life. As an institution expressly founded to advance the education of Mexican Americans and other underserved communities, our university is committed to ending generations of discrimination and inequity. UTSA, a premier public research university, fosters academic excellence through a community of dialogue, discovery and innovation that embraces the uniqueness of each voice.