UT Austin cancels classes for March 13

Posted at 6:58 AM, Mar 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-13 09:25:37-04

AUSTIN, TX — UT Austin has closed operations and will be canceling classes for March 13.

The University says essential personnel only should work today.

UT previously announced they were extending spring break for students by one week in response to the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

"Given the rapidly evolving situation, we now believe it is in the best interest of the campus community to close."

Effective 3/12/20:

  • Admissions has suspended campus visits, Admission Welcome Center tours, and in-person events until further notice and will soon be announcing a number of online and virtual options for prospective students and their families
  • All events at Frank Erwin Center and Bass Concert Hall are postponed for the immediate future
  • Worldwide recall of all university-sponsored travelers: this includes faculty, staff, and students
  • Cancellation of all education abroad programs through August 18 (includes spring and summer programs)
  • Suspension of all university sponsored international and domestic travel through April 30 with the possibility that this date could be extended
  • Restricted Regions requests will not be accepted. Faculty/staff who require travel approval for COVID-19 pandemic research must contact Global Risk & Safety in Texas Global for further direction.
  • Cancellation of all visiting delegations to UT until April 30 with possibility of date extension.