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Coronavirus Updates

For the most up-to-date news, please see the University’s official COVID‑19 information webpage.

Please monitor this site for information on student-focused services and resources. Please see the University’s COVID-19 webpage for the latest updates and student-related frequently asked questions.

Emergency Aid is available to students through the federal CARES Act and the UT Dallas Student Emergency Financial Assistance Program. UT Dallas has established a website with more detailed information about each of these funds, as well as other resources for students in need of assistance.

Our top priority is your health and safety. We advise students to take health precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Opens in a new tab.

Health & Counseling Services

  • Students who think they have COVID-19 should notify the Dean of Students Office and their instructors. If you are living on campus, please notify a member of the University Housing staff immediately to work with you on the next steps. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or had close contact with someone who has tested positive, please fill out our COVID-19 self-report form
  • The Student Health Center is closed until further notice. However, students can call the center at 972-883-2747, then select option 2 to speak with a nurse.
  • Students enrolled in the student health insurance plan have access to a 24/7 nurse line and telehealth appointments by calling 1-800-581-0368. Virtual Health appointments are available to current policyholders at no cost.
  • Specific information about the student health plan can be found on the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas website.
  • If a student needs a prescription renewal, please log in to the patient portal and send a message to your health care provider.

UT Dallas is committed to its standing as a welcoming and diverse community. We encourage everyone to be mindful of the emotional and mental stress that can be caused by this evolving situation. Students may visit the Student Counseling Center website for information on how to access services. If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please call 911. If you are in crisis and need to speak to a mental health professional, call 972-883-8255.

Enrollment and Registration

  • fall 2020 registration information page has been added to the Comets United Students Guide. It details the five ways classes will be taught.
  • Academic advisors are available to assist you remotely. Email your advisor for information on the best way to connect.
  • The schedule of summer and fall classes is available on Coursebook.
  • Summer 2020 courses will be offered in an online format.

Learning Resources

The Student Success Center will virtually provide course support in the areas of science, math, writing, and speaking for undergraduate students for the remainder of Spring 2020. The University offers resources to help ease the transition to online classes.

 Take the following steps to successfully manage online classes:

  • Create a dedicated workspace with minimal distractions.
  • Set a schedule to structure your time.
  • Take notes during online lectures.
  • Stay in contact with other students virtually and be sure to use campus resources and ask for help.

Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid is offering financial aid counseling via email or a scheduled telephone conference. If you would like to schedule a telephone call with a financial aid representative, please submit an online Meeting Request Form with your time preference and contact information. The office will confirm the time with you via email.

Career Services & Student Employment

The University Career Center physical office is closed, and all in-person events have been canceled for the remainder of the spring semester. Virtual appointments can be booked through Handshake Opens in a new tab and online resources including seminars and career events are still available including The University of Texas System Virtual Career Fair Opens in a new tab on April 7. To prepare for online interviews, University Career Services has teamed with the InterviewStream platform Opens in a new tab, which offers mock questions, interview pointers and online seminars. If you are a student worker and have questions about your employment, email [email protected].

Campus Operations

The UT Dallas Police Department remains at full capacity. For nonemergencies, call 972-883-2222. The campus police will perform building entry assists for those who are authorized. For emergencies, call 911. Dining Services hours have been modified. Please check the website and social media for updates. Comet Cupboard is closed indefinitely due to lack of access to campus. Please check the website or social media for updates. The University Bookstore is processing online orders Opens in a new tab. The Tech Store is processing online orders Opens in a new tab. Parking and transportation services have been modified. Monitor their website and social media for updates. Visitors to campus may park in green or housing parking spaces without a parking permit. Comet Cabs, including accessible cart service, will not be operating. Comet Cruisers will run on their normal schedules.

University Housing is open to residents only, and card access is required to enter certain facilities. Desk operations will continue with limited hours. All housing tours are canceled, and new appointments are not being accepted. For answers to frequently asked housing questions, check the COVID-19 FAQ.

The University offers a range of resources to the campus community. Students can find counseling, health care and academic support through the following services: