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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

May 11 Update

Virtual Graduation Ceremonies to be held in August

After exhausting every possible scenario, we have made the hard decision that it will not be possible to hold in-person commencement ceremonies in August 2020 for spring and summer graduates while adhering to the required social distancing measures. Instead, we will share virtual commencement ceremonies on August 6, 7, and 8, 2020. Read the commencement FAQs for more info on the university’s decision.

May 1 Update

Summer II and Fall Courses Will Return to Face-To-Face Instruction. Work Groups Established to Prepare.

In preparation to resume in-person teaching for classes held during the second summer session beginning July 6 and the fall 2020 semester, Texas State established several pandemic and post-pandemic work groups to address areas related to safety, learning and university operations. View full statement about return to face-to-face instruction. Learn more about the work groups.


April 23 Update

Bobcat Cares to Provide $30 million in relief to students

Through Bobcat Cares, Texas State will give $30 million in relief to students, including providing funds directly to currently enrolled and eligible students with COVID-19 related expenses, emergency grants to all students enrolled in summer courses, pro-rated refunds of certain spring semester charges, and a new scholarship to assist with fee and tuition costs for the fall 2020 semester. Visit Bobcat Cares page. Read press release. View Bobcat Cares FAQs.


Situation Overview

Summer II and Fall Courses Return to Face-To-Face Instruction

In-person teaching resumes for classes held during the second summer session beginning July 6 and the fall 2020 semester. View full statement. 

Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Work Groups Established

President Trauth has established several pandemic and post-pandemic work groups to allow for guidance and implementation to be recommended by distinct sectors, like teaching and research.

Summer I

Summer I courses that start meeting at any point in June will be delivered online/remote. Read more in the Provost's April 1 message.

Students may request “EP” for final course grades

Students will have the option to request their spring 2020 final course grades be modified to be the “EP” (emergency pass) grades, for courses in which a passing grade was earned. Read more in the Provost's March 31 message.

Summer & Fall Registration delayed until April 6

We are delaying the start of summer and fall registration by one week to begin on April 6.

Local and Statewide Orders

Although Texas’ and many counties’ shelter-in-place orders are expiring or being amended, all safety measures that the university implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic remain in place through the Summer 1 session (July 2, 2020). Texas State continues to promote social distancing, online instruction for students, and remote work for employees. Sewell Park remains closed until further notice. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to wear a face mask at all times when social distancing is not possible. 

Graduation Ceremonies Moved To August and VIRTUAL

It will not be possible to hold in-person commencement ceremonies in August 2020 for spring and summer graduates while adhering to the required social distancing measures. Instead, we will share virtual commencement ceremonies on August 6, 7, and 8, 2020.

Students Made Off-campus Living Arrangements

To encourage social distancing, we requested students living in residence halls and Bobcat Village Apartments return home or make other off-campus living arrangements for the rest of the semester. We provided special considerations for students who are unable to make other living arrangements. Those who remain on campus have limited access to services and facilities.

All University Events Have Been Cancelled

All events hosted by the university, or in a university facility, are cancelled or postponed through the end of the spring semester regardless of expected attendance.

Research

Research laboratories have been restricted to only essential activities.

All University Non-essential Travel Has Been Cancelled

All university-sponsored non-essential travel is prohibited unless approved at the Vice President/Cabinet level. The university strongly encourages everyone to evaluate personal travel and visit our travel page for guidance on returning to Texas from both international and domestic travel.

Faculty & Staff

Updated information has been provided to faculty and staff regarding leave, telecommuting, K-12 school and daycare closures, insurance, and resources for supervisors