Spring 2022 Update

January 12, 2022

UNT Dallas is excited to welcome students and employees to campus for the Spring 2022 semester. As positive COVID-19 cases continue to increase with the highly contagious Omicron variant, the safety and wellbeing of students, faculty, and staff remain our top priority. UNT Dallas will continue to offer both in-person and virtual courses while keeping COVID-19 safety guidelines in place.

Freshman and sophomore (1000 and 2000) level courses are being offered primarily on campus in a safe, face-to-face format. Many other classes (especially at the junior, senior, and graduate levels) are being delivered via hybrid, remote, or online formats.

Campus dining, Starbucks, Student Health Clinic, Career Services, select study spaces, and other campus services will be open for business, ready to serve students and employees. Some services require appointments or online registration. Please check the department website or the Weekly Bulletin for details.

Spring 2022 Class Meeting Guidelines

Classes begin Jan. 10, 2022. Please review the Spring 2022 Academic Calendar for other important dates.

If you are enrolled in a face-to-face or remote class, you will meet virtually on the first day. By Friday, Jan. 7, faculty will send a link to join the class virtually. If you have not received a link by 5 p.m. on Jan. 7, please email the listed professor for instructions on how to join the class. Check the schedule of classes for format options and view our guide to course formats.  
Online classes follow the regular schedule.
For both remote and online courses, please be sure to follow the attendance policy outlined by your instructor. Many instructors include participation as part of your course grade.
Campus COVID-19 Protocols and Services

The university strongly encourages all Trailblazers to continue to practice COVID-19 safety strategies including masking, social distancing, good hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette, as well as screening for potential COVID-19 symptoms.  If you have not been vaccinated or boosted, we strongly recommend that you consider this option as we know this is a critically important way to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Masks are not required on campus, but students, employees, and campus visitors are strongly encouraged to wear a facial covering while on campus. 
If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, have tested positive for COVID-19, or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, please do not come to campus. Your professors/supervisors will be happy to work with you. Please notify them immediately and, in the case of a positive test or exposure, please report this to the university using the online reporting form. Out of an abundance of caution, individuals who have tested positive or have been exposed to COVID-19 are asked to quarantine for 10 days.
COVID-19 tests and vaccinations are available by appointment at the Student Health Clinic. Please schedule your appointment online at https://sa.untdallas.edu/student-health-clinic.
UNT Dallas will host a free vaccine clinic the week of Jan. 10 (the first week of classes). The vaccine will be available to all students and employees who need first, second, or booster doses. 
On-Campus Safety Measures

UNT Dallas has implemented a variety of safety measures to help keep the Trailblazer community healthy: 

Plexiglass in specific areas
Maintaining classrooms and residence hall at lowered capacity
Hand sanitizer in every building and frequent cleaning of high-touch areas
Touchless food service, more grab and go food options, and touchless devices in restrooms
Increased airflow and air filtration systems
Students should check your email and read the Weekly Bulletin for updated campus information and visit the COVID-19 Knowledge Center for more detailed information about our campus guidelines and Spring 2022 course information. Contact the Student Wellness Center for practical resources like food, supplies, or mental health resources like support groups or counseling. Please take advantage of your university resources and seek assistance when needed.