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Town Hall for Students This Friday

Last Updated on August 14, 2020 at 12:00 AM

Originally published August 11, 2020

By UC Staff

UTEP Communications

Update: Thank you to those who submitted questions and listened in on today’s town hall.

Related: Faculty, Staff Town Hall Follow-Up

If you were not able to attend, you can watch a video of the full event at this link. If you have additional questions, please submit them through the UTEP recovery website here. Those questions will be answered directly or posted on the recovery website’s FAQs page.


Students, please join us for a virtual town hall at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 14 through Microsoft Teams.

President Heather Wilson, Vice President for Student Affairs Gary Edens and SGA President Jessica Martinez will answer questions and discuss plans for the fall semester, including our four strategies to help you continue to make progress toward your degrees even in the midst of a pandemic:

  1. We will allow people to study and work remotely when they can. Seventy-five percent of our sections will be fully remote, 20% will be hybrid and 5% will be fully face-to-face.
  2. We will build a collective UTEP commitment to use best health practices all the time. We cover our faces. We stay 6 feet apart. We wash our hands frequently. We stay home if we are sick. Miners take care of Miners.
  3. We will make the campus a very safe place to be for those who cannot work or study remotely. We will have enhanced cleaning of every building every day, and sometimes several times a day. Classrooms have been reconfigured. Dormitories will only house one person in each room. Every classroom will have wipes to clean down your workspace before class starts. We will ask everyone to complete an online health screening each day before coming to campus.
  4. We will have a proactive UTEP COVID-19 testing program to identify those who are sick and don’t know it.

To join the town hall on Friday, click this link. If you are not able to join us at that time, we will record the event and share a link via email after the fact.

We look forward to sharing information with you and answering your questions from 10-11 a.m. Friday.