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The health and safety of our students and employees is UNT Dallas’s primary concern. We also know that many of our students and employees are anxious to return campus and interact with others. With this in mind, operations and classes will cautiously resume.

More classes will be conducted in a face-to-face format, and we are looking forward to resuming some of our on-campus events and activities. Dining and other campus services will be open for business, ready to serve our students and employees.

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Are masks required on campus?

Masks are no longer required, but we strongly encourage students and employees to wear a facial covering while on campus.

I am not vaccinated for COVID-19. Can I come to campus?

Yes, you may come to campus. UNT Dallas does not require a COVID-19 vaccination.

Is there anything specific I need to do before returning to campus? Do I need to check in when I arrive?

We ask that all students and employees continue to self-monitor their health and stay home if they feel ill or if they have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19. Checking in is not required. Please check email frequently for updates.

Will student clubs and organizations be allowed to meet during the Fall semester?

Yes, student clubs and organizations will be allowed to meet during the Fall Semester.  We have put guidelines in place to ensure their safety and success. For more information regarding the guidelines for student clubs and organizations, please see the Student Involvement and Organizations website

Will activities and events be held in person or virtually?

Activities and events for students will be held BOTH in person and virtually, depending on the event.  Some will be offered in person AND virtually, simultaneously, while others will be offered one or the other. For more information about events and activities being offered, please check Presence.

How will new student orientation take place?

New student orientation sessions will be held in an online virtual format. Attendance is mandatory as part of enrolling at UNT Dallas. We encourage students to visit the orientation website for more details specific to their orientation experience.

How will you ensure the safety of students and faculty in the classroom or for face-to-face classes or in other spaces on campus?

While masks are no longer required, UNT Dallas strongly encourages students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors to continue wearing facial coverings while on campus. This applies to UNT Dallas Main Campus and the UNT Dallas College of Law.

The university recommends the COVID-19 vaccine for Trailblazers to protect themselves and help keep our community safe.

UNT Dallas will keep safety measures in place including:

  • Plexiglass in specific areas
  • Maintaining classrooms at lowered capacity
  • Residence halls with one student per room
  • Frequent cleaning and sanitation of high-touch areas throughout campus
  • Hand sanitizer and surface cleaner stations in every building
  • Touchless food service
  • Increased air flow and air filtration systems
  • No-touch soap dispensers installed in restrooms
  • Social distancing

Can faculty require students to wear masks?

No, in compliance with Governor Abbott’s executive order issued on May 18, UNT Dallas will no longer require masks on campus whether individuals are vaccinated or unvaccinated.

Can managers require their employees to wear masks?

No, in compliance with Governor Abbott’s executive order issued on May 18, UNT Dallas will no longer require masks on campus whether individuals are vaccinated or unvaccinated.

Does the removal of masks and social distancing allow me to request an accommodation?

As stated in an email from the UNT System in April, high-risk modifications related to COVID-19 ended on April 30. Any employee may initiate a request for a reasonable accommodation due to a disability through Human Resources.

Are faculty and staff permitted to resume university-related travel?

Business travel for UNT Dallas employees will resume this fall. Employees who require travel as part of their work responsibilities should consult with their respective vice president for approval to travel.