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 email@example.com.
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.
Discover the field of archaeology and more with the archaeologists at UTSA’s Center for Archaeological Research. Campers can expect archaeology themed activities, games, crafts and a hands-on look at artifacts in a lab.Virtual Event
The UTSA String Project Guitar and Orchestra Camp welcomes current year-round UTSA String Project students and public, charter, private, and home school string students who have completed grades 2-8 in the 2020-2021 school year.Virtual Event
As employees prepare to return to the physical workplace, they may experience anxiety about their health and safety and have concerns about the many changes that have occurred since the pandemic began. This session will provide helpful strategies that will help individuals more effectively transition back into working onsite, cope with changes, and re-engage their colleaguesVirtual Event
The vaccine clinics, hosted by Metro Health San Antonio, will be held in the Student Union Denman Ballroom (SU 2.01.28) and will continue through early August. After you receive your vaccine on campus, you can enjoy lunch on us. All participants will receive a free $10 Rowdy Dollars gift card, redeemable at any dining or retail location on campus.Denman Ballroom (SU 2.01.28), Student Union, Main Campus
Once the students have the basics down, we go further in this Intermediate Coding Camp in collaboration with experts from UTSA NASA CAMEE center to see how the coding knowledge applies to real-time data such as data received by NASA, daily weather data, and satellite imagery. This camp lets students put their creative hats on and explore creating more advanced Python programs with graphics.Virtual Event
This camp will introduce students to the world of white-hat hacking and penetration testing. Starting with a comprehensive introduction of foundational cybersecurity principles, this camp will introduce participants to the various toolkits and approaches used to compromise and secure vulnerable computer and network systems, applications, and protocols.Virtual Event
Transitioning from summer courses to fall semester might leave you feeling burned out. Since self-care is important, join us for ways to destress and recharge.Virtual Event
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