Things to do as we kick off the Fall Semester
Thursday, September 03, 2020
Welcome to the FALL 2020 semester
Whether you will be physically on campus, or taking your courses remotely, your education, health, and safety are our highest priority. Here is a back-to-school checklist for you to reference as we start a new semester full of learning, research, and student involvement!
UTEP's Coronavirus Proactive Testing Program is one way to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 on campus, but we need the participation of our students, faculty and staff who will be on campus this fall. Testing is easy and quick. Best part, you don't need an appointment before stopping by. For testing locations and times, visit this website , and don't forget to fill out the consent form before being tested.
Remember: Miners take care of Miners!
If you plan on visiting campus, go to screening.utep.edu each day before you head out. Whether you are taking online courses, or are one of the few that will be on campus, here is a look at some of the resources and services available for you: https://utepn.ws/3j5aSJ
The bookstore is open for business. Students can continue to shop online at utepbookstore.com . Web orders will have an additional option for in-store pickup.
Chick-Fil-A (EPNGCC) and Texas Western Café (Library) are also open for your dining and snacking needs. Visit utepdining.sodexomyway.com for hours of operation.
Technology Support is available for all students studying remotely or taking classes on campus. Students may contact Technology Support for laptop repair, academic software needs or to set up personal computers to print documents utilizing campus printers. Laptops and Wi-Fi hotspots are also available for checkout. Students should contact Technology Support when help is needed with Blackboard or the online proctoring software. For more information, please visit Learning Remotely .
Lounges, lobbies, and common areas for studying have been reconfigured to support social distancing. Students are encouraged to take advantage of outdoor venues where Wi-Fi has been expanded and enhanced. These venues include:
- Centennial Plaza
- Engineering breezeway
- Interdisciplinary Research Building patio
- Fox Fine Arts 2nd floor breezeway
Although things may look different this fall, we've been busy planning a variety of activities and events for the fall semester. Beginning with Minerpalooza 2020 , we have a semester full of online events and virtual engagement opportunities in store for our students.
Everyone at UTEP wishes you the very best this fall semester. We are so proud of your grit, resilience, and determination. Continuing your education is important, and we want to do everything possible to support your success.
Stay safe and Miner Strong!