What to do if you have symptoms, tested positive or been exposed to COVID-19
Any individual who has been exposed to COVID 19, who has a a fever (>99.6), or is experiencing COVID 19 symptoms should not enter any building.
Testing is widely available at UT Austin and also an effective tool for preventing the spread of COVID. Here is where to go for asymptomatic PCT tests and where to get tested if you are symptomatic.
Please see the UT Austin's COVID-19 Exposure Action Chart for guidance on what to do if you test positive or have been exposed to COVID-19.
If you are a student and receive a positive COVID-19 test at any facility that is not University Health Services or UT Health Austin, please report your test result to the Behavior Concerns and COVID-19 Advice Line (BCCAL) at 512-232-5050 or via their self-report form.
If you are a faculty or staff member and test positive, please report your test result to Occupational Health Program (OHP).
Updates about events and programming
Please browse our event calendar for the latest information on events and programming.
Information for current students
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.
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 email@example.com. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Information for faculty and staff
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.
UT Libraries’ Library Access Continuity website outlines where and how to access their resources.
Additional department-specific information
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
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.)