COVID-19 Update: Which Texas Universities Will be Open This Fall?

Posted by Texas OnCourse on May 1, 2020 12:30:23 PM

This week in Texas education we're covering updates on Fall 2020 operations at major Texas universities.

It feels like we’re settling into our new normal – for better or worse – and the pace of news is slightly less frantic. For that reason, we’ll be delivering these updates once a week for now. If you’d prefer more frequent videos, let us know in the comments!

This week, an update on university openings. As you may have seen, Texas A&M and the University of Texas System announced today that they expect to reopen in the fall. Texas Tech also announced they will reopen. They join Baylor University, which has already announced that it will resume on-campus classes in the fall.

It remains to be seen what these openings will look like. In a live event with the Texas Tribune this morning, University of Texas Chancellor James B. Milliken said that being open means, quote, "not entirely like last fall, but not like this spring either.” 

It’s possible that your seniors who go on to attend these schools in the fall will encounter a mix of online and in-person learning. University leaders have indicated they are drawing up plans to keep students safe and will ultimately defer to guidance from Governor Abbott.

Stay safe and see you next week!

NOTE: This is a transcript of a Facebook Live video filmed on 4/21/20. Click here to watch that video.