UHV plans soft opening for first two weeks of spring 2022 semester

The university will continue to monitor the Covid-19 situation

VICTORIA, Texas – The University of Houston-Victoria will have a soft opening for the first two weeks of the spring semester due to the recent uptick in Covid-19 cases. UHV, along with other universities across the state have chosen to have soft openings.

UHV’s spring 2022 semester will start on Jan. 18. During the first two weeks, the university will offer face-to-face classes, along with real-time streaming for students who are uncomfortable or unable to attend classes. This will allow those students to continue their studies uninterrupted. UHV plans to return to its original class modes by Feb. 7. The university’s administration, however, will continue to monitor the situation and make decisions accordingly.

“Our first priority, always, is the safety of our students, faculty and staff,” UHV President Bob Glenn said. “We are excited to welcome students back for the new semester, but we will also take steps to ensure that we are offering classes in a safe manner.”

UHV will also continue to follow current CDC guidelines regarding isolation and quarantine in the case of individuals testing positive for Covid-19 or experiencing symptoms. The university has encouraged all employees and students to take the following preventative measures:

  • vaccinations and boosters,
  • social distancing,
  • wearing masks in public spaces
  • and regular Covid-19 testing.