UHV moves to more normal operations in the fall

More face-to-face instruction planned for fall semester

VICTORIA, Texas- The University of Houston-Victoria plans to start the fall semester August 23, 2021 with more face-to-face classes and more students, faculty and staff on campus.

“The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff remain our highest priority,” UHV President Bob Glenn said. “With the positive signs we are seeing as far as fewer COVID-19 cases and higher vaccination rates, we feel confident we can move by fall to Phase 4 of the university’s Phased Reopening Plan.”

Phase 4 allows for more students to take face-to-face classes with classroom occupancy at 70%. UHV will continue to offer a mix of classes both real-time online and traditional online courses. This gives students more choices.

Also in Phase 4, up to 70% of faculty and staff are on campus with social distancing guidelines, mask requirements and increased disinfection. Phase 4 is the final phase before university operations return to normal.

“We are committed to helping our students succeed and will do everything we can to provide them with the best educational experience possible,” said Chance Glenn Sr., UHV provost and vice president for academic affairs.

UHV currently is in Phase 2 of its Phased Reopening Plan, but the university’s Reopening Task Force and administrators are monitoring conditions to determine when the university can move to Phase 3. UHV expects to move to Phase 3 for summer classes, which start June 7.

In Phase 3, classes would continue to be offered in their current modes but with classroom occupancy moving from 15% to 30%. The number of faculty and staff on campus would increase to up to 30%.

Class registration for both summer and fall opens April 12.