Concerns over the spread of the new coronavirus have universities across North Texas making changes to their academic calendars.
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The University of Texas at Dallas, University of North Texas and The University of Texas at Arlington on Thursday extended their spring break holidays by one week, according to announcements on their websites.
Texas Christian University
Texas Christian University on Wednesday announced it would extend its spring break vacation and transition classes to online-only. Classes will be held online starting March 23 through April 4, the university said.
Southern Methodist University
Southern Methodist University posted Thursday that classes will move online temporarily starting March 23.
University of North Texas
UNT posted on its website Thursday that all in-person classes would be canceled between March 16-22. A decision will be made by March 19 on whether classes would resume in-person or online, the announcement said.
UNT's online courses would resume as normal the week of March 16-22.
The University of Texas at Arlington
UTA said Thursday that all in-person courses would be moved to online-only once classes resume March 23. Online courses will be conducted as scheduled during the week of March 15, and faculty and staff will resume normal operations on March 16.
The University of Texas at Dallas
UT Dallas said classes will resume March 30 in an online-only format and all campus events are canceled until further notice.
University of North Texas at Dallas
The University of North Texas at Dallas and the UNT Dallas College of Law will extend spring break through March 20. Next week the schools will explore "alternative instructional delivery."
Paul Quinn College
Paul Quinn College in Collin County said Wednesday it would move all its classes online and discontinue face-to-face instruction for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester. The transition will begin next week.
Dallas Baptist University
Dallas Baptist University has extended spring break for one week. Classes will resume online March 23-April 5. The campus will remain open.
Texas Wesleyan University
Texas Wesleyan University is suspending on-campus classes March 16-21 and transitioning to online instruction starting March 23 until further notice.
Texas Woman's University
Spring break has been extended at Texas Woman's University, all classes including online, resume on March 23.
Dallas County Community College
Dallas County Community College District is open and asking students to be vigilant when they return from spring break March 16-20. Effective immediately and through the end of the spring semester, all district-sponsored and campus events with greater than 25 people will be postponed or rescheduled for a later date.
Tarrant County College
Tarrant County College is open and asking students to do what they can to avoid COVID-19. The TCC Department of Safety and Emergency Management is collaborating with Tarrant County Public Health and several other agencies.
Collin College will extend spring break for students by one additional week to include March 16-22. All student activities are cancelled during this time. The college has the ability to move to online instruction after the extended spring break if it is deemed necessary. As monitoring continues, the college will inform students via email and/or the CougarAlert system of changes and any other important decisions.
Other Universities Around the State
Abilene Christian University has extended spring break to March 16-20. Online-only instruction will take place on March 23-April 9.
Baylor University has extended spring break one week, classes will resume March 23 with all classes delivered online from March 23-April 3. Baylor Law is preparing for remote course instructions as well.
Midwestern State University has extended spring break through March 24. Classes will transition from in-person to online platforms beginning March 25.
Sam Houston State University is not closing, but asking students, faculty or staff who have traveled to a Level 2 or 3 country or who have been exposed to COVID-19 to self-quarantine for 14 days. Events with more than 250 people are canceled through March 23.
Stephen F. Austin University has extended spring break through March 17. Beginning March 18 all classes will resume in an online-only or other distance-education format until April 6.
Texas State University is extending spring break one week and will move courses to remote delivery through April 12 to enable social distancing on campus.
The University of Texas at Austin announced spring break will be extended one week. Classes are expected to resume on campus March 30.
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