What to do if you have symptoms, tested positive or been exposed to COVID-19

Updates about events and programming

Please browse our event calendar for the latest information on events and programming.

Information for current students

Student advising

Fine Arts Academic Advisors work a hybrid, on-campus/off-campus schedule during operation hours. All students can contact their departmental advisor about setting up an individual appointment. Most advising appointments will remain virtual via Zoom, with potential in-person options depending on department.

Academic processes

Students wishing to drop a course from the current semester can submit a Q-drop request via our new digital Q-Drop Request Form.

If students need to withdraw, add a class, change an elective course to pass/fail status, or needs any academic or non-academic support, they can reach out to Fine Arts Student Affairs at cofastudentaffairs@austin.utexas.edu. Our team will gladly support undergraduate students with their inquiries, and can do individualized appointments by request.

Fine Arts Career Services

Our Fine Arts Career Services team is working remotely and ready to help support students in preparing for their careers. They are continuing to offer virtual programming and virtual advising appointments.

Library access

UT Libraries’ Library Access Continuity website outlines where and how to access their resources. The Fine Arts Library is closed.

University resources for students

Information for prospective students

Prospective undergraduate students are encouraged to register for an in-person tour or virtual info session. Please contact cofaadmissions@austin.utexas.edu if you have any questions.

Information for faculty and staff

Travel Policy

Current university travel policy is available online.


Instructional Continuity Resources


All COFA units are now receiving mail deliveries directly from Document Solutions 2-3 times weekly, so faculty and staff may start using your buildings mail codes once again.  Please refrain from using the Campus Distribution Services address 2706 Montopolis Drive as your packages will get sent to DFA and will be delayed. 

Library Access

UT Libraries’ Library Access Continuity website outlines where and how to access their resources.

Additional department-specific information

Building access

Our buildings are open during normal hours at this time.

Building - Entries and Exits and Alarms

  • Entries and exits will vary in each building and signage needs to be followed. If permissible, the celebrated entrance should serve as the primary entrance point with other doors to be used as exits.
  • Building Access Controls – BACS – will be monitored by the respective building managers.

Health & Safety

Masking recommendations

We strongly recommend wearing masks inside our buildings, and we encourage you to follow CDC masking recommendations

Vaccines and Boosters

We strongly recommend getting vaccinated and getting boosted. You can schedule an appointment on campus for both vaccines and booster shots.

Proactive Community Testing

We encourage all faculty, staff and students to participate regularly in the free Proactive Community Testing offered by the University to detect asymptomatic cases. Please review the most up-to-date testing schedule on the University Health Services website to make an appointment or locate a walk-up location. (If you are symptomatic, please sign up for an appointment with UHS' testing site for symptomatic individuals.)

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