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Updated Sept. 10, 2020

The University of Tampa has resumed face-to-face teaching, learning and campus life. 

UT faculty and staff will strive to deliver the rich, in person educational experience that is uniquely UT. There are many changes in the classroom and in the ways that courses are taught. Classroom, lab and studio capacities have been adjusted so that physical distancing is maintained. This has meant that fewer students are together with their faculty members while others in the class participate remotely. We have installed new audio visual technology to facilitate this so that in person learning can also be safe. And some classes, taught by faculty members who are themselves at higher risk of illness, are fully remote.

Many safety adjustments and precautions have been added to protect our campus community. This includes a mask requirement for all students, faculty and staff. While we can’t eliminate all risk, we are working diligently to mitigate in every reasonable way the risks for students, employees and the broader community.

Of course, a successful Fall 2020 also depends on the entire UT community. We expect all UT community members to invoke the Spartan Code, in terms of such things as self-monitoring health, social distancing, respecting other community members’ right to privacy and well-being and following recommendations and policies specifically focused on community health.

The Aug. 26 start date allowed us to maximize classroom instruction time and end a full semester of course instruction by Thanksgiving. This will negate the need for students to travel home and then return to the UT campus after the Thanksgiving holiday. Final exams will be offered remotely the following week and the semester will end on Dec. 5. 

Please remember that this situation is dynamic, and this update reflects decisions based on the best information available at present. University schedules, policies and guidelines may change as circumstances might dictate, so please check this page regularly for news and updates concerning Fall 2020 plans.