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Turbulent and Difficult Times

Now more than ever, I see that the creation and dissemination of knowledge are the most effective antidotes for injustice, inequality and intolerance, and for the advancement and improvement of our society. And that’s what we do at UT.

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Fall 2020 Planning Update | May 20

The fall semester will begin as scheduled on August 26, and classes will run until Thanksgiving. Students will not return after Thanksgiving and, instead, will participate in reading days and final exams remotely. With COVID-19 still expected to be active this fall, we hope to avoid the possibility of students becoming infected during the Thanksgiving break and then spreading the virus to classmates upon their return after Thanksgiving.

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Second Phase of Financial Mitigation Measures

Today, we are announcing the next phase of financial mitigation measures. Revenue-generating units will now be directed to develop new financial plans with the Provost’s and CFO’s offices to contain costs where needed.

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Fall 2020 Planning Update | May 12

As we near the end of the spring semester, the university has established six working groups to plan for the upcoming fall semester...Below, you will find a brief summary from each of the working groups, followed by additional news and policy announcements. We plan to regularly provide you with similar updates in the weeks ahead.

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Celebrating the Last Day of Class

To all UT students — you have truly made the best of a crisis that no Longhorns have ever had to endure before, and you did it with all of the spirit and passion that has defined our university for over 130 years. We couldn’t be prouder. 

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Fall Planning Update

The university leadership team is currently coordinating six campus-wide working groups — focused on Academics, Health and Wellness, Student Life, Operations, Research, and Athletics — to develop strategies for the fall. Their insights and recommendations will shape the specific decisions we make about how to safely open the Forty Acres.

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