Faculty teaching.

UTRGV remains committed to your safety, success, and experience during Fall 2023.

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Safety First. Always.

As faculty, you know that success in any field demands preparation. But sometimes, life presents some additional obstacles to navigate. While we can't predict everything, there are things we can do to prevent or limit the negative impacts of many challenges before we face them.

Below you’ll find information on what we're doing — and what you should do — to stay safe this semester.

General Health & Safety Guidance

Our institution is only as healthy as you are.

From practicing good hygiene, like handwashing, to staying home when you’re sick, all UTRGV employees play a role in preventing the spread of illness on campus and throughout the community.

Eating a well-balanced diet and exercising regularly is essential to health, but so is rest. Make sure you are getting enough sleep to recharge and bring your best self to the classroom, lab, or lecture hall.

Staying up to date with your vaccines also protects you and others against many preventable diseases. That’s why we offer Flu shots and COVID-19 vaccines (among many others) at UT Health RGV locations. If you need one, make an appointment now!

And in case you didn't know, the University has an entire department dedicated to health and safety. The goal of Environmental, Health, Safety & Risk Management (EHSRM) at UTRGV is to ensure that when you leave at the end of the day, you are just as healthy and safe as when you arrived. If you or your team want to know more about safety plans and policies, resources, available training, or how to report a hazard, EHSRM is here to help.

Mental Health & Wellness

While finding time to relax and reset may seem like a fantasy, protecting your mental health is essential to overall wellness. Whether you’re feeling anxious about teaching in person or wondering if the pandemic will ever end, being in tune with yourself can make each day a little better.

Visit our Mental Health & Wellness page for more information on resources that can help guide you toward a greater sense of self.

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Your Experience

Below is more on what our campuses have to offer this semester.

Campus Services & Facilities

UTRGV has a variety of Campus Services available to students and employees alike. Learn more about these services, including locations, hours of operation, and whether or not you can access them remotely. And if you ever need help getting around, you can always reference our University maps, which feature interactive versions of the Edinburg and Brownsville locations.

UTRGV Athletics

Want to experience the VAQUEROS SPIRIT this spring? Feel the energy LIVE and in-person when you cheer on the Vaqueros at any of our 16 NCAA Division I athletics programs, including basketball, volleyball, baseball, golf, track & field + MORE!

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