UT’s mission has always been to unlock the potential of our students and prepare them to change the world. This mission will continue during the fall as we educate students, and they work toward earning their degrees.
As the university responds to the COVID-19 crisis, our goal is to reopen the Forty Acres in the fall semester, likely with some courses and activities held in person and others online as dictated by health and safety concerns. We expect to announce these plans by the end of June.
Interim President Jay Hartzell is leading a university-wide executive committee to develop these plans. They will work with medical professionals, city and state officials, students, faculty members, staff members and off-campus partners to answer key questions.
A Roadmap to Fall 2020
Renewing The University of Texas at Austin in the wake of the massive disruptions brought by COVID-19 — so that UT is stronger than ever — requires all of us to dig deep and carry out our mission in a way that protects all members of our Longhorn family. This plan provides a framework for the fall designed to accommodate the dynamic environment we are facing and enable us to adapt to changes in the prevalence of COVID-19 in Austin and throughout Texas. For an in-depth look at all of our fall planning decisions, please visit our Protect Texas Together website.