COVID-19 Updates in the College of Fine Arts

Updates about events and programming 

The College of Fine Arts has canceled or suspended all live performances, exhibitions and events for the foreseeable future.

Information for current students

Instructional planning

The University of Texas at Austin transitioned all spring and summer 2020 classes to an online model, and the university is currently making plans for the fall semester.

Student advising

Our academic advisors are all working remotely, and they continue to be available to support students in their academic endeavors. All students will receive information from their department academic advisor about setting up a virtual appointment ahead of registration for the summer and fall semesters. Email will be the official mode of communication until we return to campus. Students will have the opportunity to set up appointments with their advisors via Zoom, and should contact their departmental advisors with any questions or concerns. 

Academic processes

If students need to undertake any academic process during this semester (e.g. dropping classes, withdrawing from the university, enrolling in classes at another university, etc.), they should email their request to the official College of Fine Arts Student Affairs email address. The university has extended the deadline to drop classes and change them to the pass/fail grading basis. Please speak to your advisor to determine if these actions are right for you. 

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. They are also still available for virtual classroom visits.

Building access

All COFA buildings (DFA, WIN, ART, MRE, MRH, PAC) are closed to the public during this time. All faculty and staff, with a very few exceptions, are working remotely during this time. Student access to buildings is restricted until further notice, per your department policies.

Spring Commencement

UT has postponed spring commencement ceremonies, but hopes to be able to reschedule a commencement ceremony at a later date. Please contact Yolanda Soriano with any questions.

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

The University of Texas at Austin has suspended campus visits and in-person events until further notice. The College of Fine Arts Admissions Team is still available to answer questions via email or video chat. Visit the college’s Admissions pages for more information.

Information for faculty and staff

All faculty and staff, with a very few exceptions, are working remotely during this time. 

Resources

Instructional Continuity Resources

Building access

All COFA buildings (DFA, WIN, ART, MRE, MRH, PAC) are closed to the public during this time. Faculty and staff may access the buildings using their UT ID cards with the BAC system at your building’s celebrated entrance. 

Mail

Do not have any mail sent to your university address. The University has given permission to ship pro-card purchases to personal residences. 

Library Access

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

Additional department-specific information

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