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Graphic showing 45% resident hall capacity in fall 2020 versus 100% in fall 2021 at UT-Austin

UT-Austin residence halls return to full capacity

Originally published Aug. 31, 2021, in The Daily Texan By Kevin Vu Graphic by Megan Fletcher UT-Austin residence halls have reached 100% capacity with 7,400 students living across the 14 residence halls amid Stage 5 COVID-19 levels, a spokesperson for University Housing and Dining said. Residence halls only reached 45% occupancy in fall 2020, with 3,330 students living on campus during a lower...

92% of fall 2021 UT-Austin classes will be held in person

Originally published April 13, 2021, in The Daily Texan By Tori Duff Graphic by Megan Fletcher More than 91% of classes will be held face to face in the fall, Kathleen Harrison, the communications manager for the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, said in an email. Approximately 4% of class sections will be held in a hybrid format and 3% will be held exclusively online, Harrison...

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Students seeking safety, freedom choose to move off campus for spring semester

Since classes began, Nakhia Hall has received regular texts from her mom warning her about  rising COVID-19 cases in on-campus dormitories. With the number of cases in the UT community rising, some students such as biomedical engineering freshman Hall are concerned for their health and considering moving from the dorms to single-occupancy apartments. Since classes started Aug. 26, a total of 647...

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Sure Walk implements new safety measures, aims to reduce health risks

Sure Walk is changing their operations this semester to reduce health risks. Sure Walk, which provides free walks and rides from on-campus locations to home at night, resumed services Aug. 20 after a break following the University’s transition to remote learning in March. It will be available seven days a week from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Masks will be required for staff and patrons, and vehicle use will...

What’s open, online, closed on campus at UT-Austin this fall?

Since this semester will look a little different, the Texan has gathered a list of which University services and resources are open, closed or online to help students navigate campus. Academic common areas, such as building lobbies and study lounges, will open at the discretion of the operating college, school or unit, said Kathleen Harrison, communications manager for the Office of the Executive Vice...

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UT-Austin rated 15th best public university in the country by US News & World Report

UT ranked No. 49 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 ranking of best national universities, rising seven spots compared from last year. According to its website, U.S. News evaluated colleges and universities on 16 measures of academic quality for the 2019 best colleges rankings. UT’s rise this year correlated most with two factors: graduation rates and undergraduate academic reputation, UT...

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