The University of Texas at Dallas is inviting students back to campus when the fall semester starts on August 17th. However, students who don't feel comfortable with in-person instruction because of the risk of COVID-19 will have the option to take their classes on-line.
"Many students are eager to live on campus, but we recognize some may want to limit their exposure, stay home this fall and take classes online due to concerns related to COVID-19," said Dr. Richard C. Benson, UT Dallas President.
Instructors will be required to structure their classes so that the material can be presented in-person or on-line. "Investments in our classroom technology and online learning infrastructure are already underway to make this possible," said Dr. Inga Musselman, UT Dallas Provost.
UT-D will re-open its dorm rooms, dining halls and other on-campus student services. Athletics will also return to the school this fall.
Faculty and students will be required to wear a mask or face covering while on-campus in compliance with guidelines from the CDC. The university will also reduce capacity in classrooms to allow for social distancing. There will be hand sanitizer stations installed across campus, including in dormitories.
The fall semester for UT-D starts on August 17th.