Updates for March 30, 2020
UTSA is responding to the COVID-19 outbreak with a commitment to supporting the safety of the university community while enabling the academic progress of students. Here is your digest of university updates.
Self-care and well-being are important. Check out the new Counseling and Mental Health Services video series with tools and strategies for adjusting in our current environment. The first video, on thoughtfully scheduling your day so it won’t stress you out, is available below. Be sure to watch for more in the series on UTSA’s YouTube coronavirus playlist. And if you need an appointment with a counselor, call 210-458-4140 (select menu option 2) to schedule an appointment through a secure video platform.
NEW PANTRY HOURS: Roadrunner Pantry on Main Campus will be open weekdays from noon to 4 p.m., effective March 31. The pantry continues to have ample supplies, and anyone with a UTSA ID will be given a week’s worth of food. Visitors are asked to enter the Student Union through the northern entrance closest to the circle driveway near the tennis courts. Note that aside from Roadrunner Pantry and the UPS Store, all other Student Union operations and buildings are closed.
HONE YOUR SKILLS: If you’re not sure which tech tool is the best for a specific task, join UTSA’s town hall event Remote Tools for Learning and Working (Tuesday, March 31, 2–3 p.m.) to gain useful insights, get guidance and hear updates. The panel will be taking questions from viewers.

  • Panelists: Kendra Ketchum, vice president for information management and technology; Jenell Bramlage, senior associate vice president for information management and strategic services; Marcela Ramirez, executive director of digital learning; and Melissa Vito, interim vice provost for academic innovation. Moderator: Jessica Abel Wilkinson, project coordinator, University Technology Solutions strategic services and communications.
BE A VIRTUAL VOLUNTEER: UTSA’s Volunteer Services will be hosting virtual volunteer opportunities to help you stay connected with the community.

  • To build awareness for National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, Roadrunners will share their decorated Cardboard Kids online. Decorate a cardboard kid template (in the Cardboard Kids Insta story) digitally and share it on Thursday, April 2 via social media with the hashtag #UTSACardboardKids and tag @utsavolunteer.

  • Join Volunteer Services as it hosts a virtual service project (Friday, April 3 from noon–2 p.m.) to make dog toys for the local shelter of your choice.
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