Fall 2020 Course Offerings  and Safety Procedures

Updated: August 7, 2020

As we plan for the Fall semester, our top priority is to keep you safe from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Be assured that our priority in every decision we make will always be the health and safety of our students, our campus community, and the communities we serve. After that, we want to ensure this pandemic doesn’t negatively impact your progress toward obtaining your degree. We are prioritizing your safety while remaining focused on supporting your educational goals.

Course offerings and modalities for this Fall semester have been developed by our deans and faculty in consultation with our health, medicine, and safety experts, following the guidelines established by our Return to Campus Task Force, which provides the framework for safe and healthy operations.

  • Classes will continue online through the Summer 2020 semesters.
  • The Summer 2020 Academic Calendar will not change and can be found here.
  • Accelerated Online Programs will continue as normal and follow their own academic calendar, which can be found here.
  • Computer labs on the Brownsville and Edinburg campuses will be available for students to use until further notice.
  • If students have any questions related to accessing UTRGV software/programs from home, please refer to resource page provided by our IT department.
  • If students have questions or concerns related to the online delivery of their classes, please contact your professor or email
  • If faculty have questions or concerns related to the online delivery of their classes, please contact your department chair or email
For more information on returning to campus in the fall, click here for the full Executive Summary.
  • We are extending Spring Break for students by one additional week, so no classes will take place the week of March 16-20.
  • Classes will resume March 23 via online and will continue in this format until further notice. Revised end-of-semester and finals dates will be shared soon.
  • Programs and classes that are already fully online in a traditional format will also have an extended Spring Break from March 16-20 and will resume March 23.
  • Accelerated Online Programs will continue as normal and will not be affected by the extended Spring Break for students.
  • Should special accommodations be needed related to online delivery, please contact your instructor.
  • For any questions or concerns regarding the academic continuity plan, students and faculty may contact their chairperson and staff may contact their supervisor.