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.
Beth Wichman, UTSA’s chief medical officer and the executive director of Student Health Services, explains the CDC’s recommendations for wearing a cloth face covering while in public. Also check out our new
Nonmedical Face Coverings webpage to view tutorials on how to make your own mask.
UPDATE ON REFUNDS: Students, we've create a
refunds information page that details how the university will
refund you for housing, parking permit, and meal plan charges on a prorated basis, effective from March 16. The decision regarding reimbursements is consistent with all University of Texas System institutions. Refunds will be processed to your student account by April 30. To receive your refund as quickly as possible, set up direct deposit through
PASS/FAIL PROCESS DETAILS: Students, you will be notified this week by instructors whether their course has been designated as eligible for the credit/no credit grading option (“pass/fail”). Beginning April 20, students will see the course(s) with CR/NC option in ASAP and will need to make their choice to opt in by 5 p.m. CDT on May 8, the last day of classes; otherwise, they will receive the traditional letter grade for the eligible course. The university has created a
webpage with more details.
BE ’RUNNER ROYALTY: Students, set your sights on
becoming UTSA royalty and part of university history, just like when the
first Mr. & Ms. UTSA were crowned in 1985. Submit your
application to be Mr. or Ms. UTSA 2021 and part of the Homecoming Court. The priority deadline is Friday, April 24. Mr. & Ms. UTSA participate in all homecoming events, make university appearances and represent UTSA within the community.
LEARN TO MOTIVATE: Become a better leader by joining the Student Leadership Center on Thursday, April 9 at 4 p.m. for a Marketable Leadership Skills online workshop to
gain tools and strategies for motivating others. Beforehand, take the Five Appreciation Languages pre-assessment on
RowdyLink and get instructions on how to join in.
BE YOUR BEST: Join our virtual town hall meetings this to
help you stay mentally and physically fit.
Staying Healthy: Learn tips for and the importance of being aware of your total well-being in the midst of shelter-in-place and social distancing rules. Thursday, April 8, 2–3 p.m.
ONLINE LEARNING & ACCESS
STAY FIT FROM HOME: Gyms may be closed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get and stay fit from home—with a little help.
Sign up for a one-on-one 15-minute consultation with a
#UTSARec personal trainer for guidance on kick-starting your very own at-home workout plan. Visit the
Campus Recreation online for details and to sign up.
A WAY TO SHARE: All students are invited to virtually join in The Happiest Hour, a weekly event that
offers a community to process your thoughts and experiences with each other. Gain new coping skills and support healthy well-being. Offered by
Counseling and Mental Health Services, the meetings will be held weekly on Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. Contact counseling services at 210-458-4140 or
firstname.lastname@example.org to get a link to join the party.
GET HELP FOR HEALTH:Student Health Services is
providing telehealth services for all currently enrolled students. Call 210-458-4142 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a consultation.