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COVID-19 Update

April 1, 2020

This information is not the most recent update. For the most recent information, visit uttyler.edu/coronavirus.

Academic Affairs Provides Guidance on Pass/Fail, Incomplete and Withdrawal

Due to COVID-19 transitioning to online classes, UT Tyler is providing new guidance and options with regards to class grades for this semester. From the Office of Academic Affairs:

While it is our hope that all students will successfully complete all of their courses this spring, we do want to inform you of other options so that you can make the best decision.

Undergraduate Students

  • Incomplete: Contact your faculty member to request a grade of incomplete. Together, you and your faculty member should craft a plan and timeline to finish your coursework. (This option saves you money and time.)
  • Withdrawal: The date to withdraw from courses has been extended to April 16. Students who withdraw from a course during the period of March 17, 2020, to April 16, 2020, will receive a Q instead of a W. This will not count against the number of allowed withdrawals from your undergraduate career. (This option will only withdraw you from your courses. The time frame for getting any tuition refunded has past; hence, it will cost you time and money.)
  • "Pass": Once grades are posted, you may request a grade of "Pass" if you earned a passing grade. This option has both positive and negative consequences. Consult the website to help you carefully consider whether this option is in your best interest. The website also will include information on the process and timeline to follow.

Graduate Students

  • Incomplete: Work with your faculty member to confirm your option to earn a grade of incomplete and to craft a plan and timeline to finish your coursework

Nursing Summer Program to Continue as Planned

Nursing classes scheduled for this summer term will continue as planned. The School of Nursing is looking forward to its first summer term under the new schedule that allows the school to graduate more nurses to meet the nation's demands. Please contact the School of Nursing if you have any questions about specific classes.

Campus Mail Pickup

Daily mail pickup and delivery is currently operating on the regular schedule to regular campus locations. For more information, contact Andy Krouse, akrouse@uttyler.edu or 903.566.5658.

Computer Labs Remain Open as Student Resource

While we continue to encourage students to be safe and stay at home, maintaining access to necessary student resources remains a priority to ensure student success. The computer labs remain open for students who cannot otherwise find resources to participate in their online classes.

  • Tyler Campus – Muntz Library second floor computer lab is open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. All face-to-face services of the library are suspended. Please present your student ID to gain entry to the building.
  • Longview Campus – Longview University Center library and computer lab are open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Palestine Campus – Mathis Hall computer lab is open 8 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Full List of Cancellations and Postponements

For the latest list of COVID-19 related cancellations and postponements, visit www.uttyler.edu/coronavirus/cancellations

Also: Read the UT Tyler Employee COVID-19 FAQ