University of Houston-Victoria

COVID-19

Going Forward to Fall from UHV President Bob Glenn

Dear UHV Faculty, Staff and Students,

You soon will be seeing a news release about UHV’s plans for the fall semester, which starts Aug. 23.

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. This will mean more face-to-face classes and a greater number of students, faculty and staff on campus.

Phase 4 allows for a greater number of students to take face-to-face classes with classroom occupancy at 70 percent. UHV will continue to offer classes through a mix of hybrid (online/hybrid – traditional), real-time online (online – virtual) and traditional online modes as it has this school year to give students increased choices.

Also in Phase 4, up to 70 percent of faculty and staff will be on campus with current social distancing guidelines, mask requirements and increased cleaning taking place. Phase 4 is the final phase before university operations return to normal.  

As you all know, UHV currently is in Phase 2 of its Phased Reopening Plan, but the university’s Reopening Task Force and administrators continue to monitor conditions in the communities UHV serves to determine when the university should move to Phase 3. It is expected that UHV will be in 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 percent to 30 percent. The number of faculty and staff on campus also would increase to up to 30 percent.

Of course, your health and safety guides all our decisions, so if at any time we see conditions deteriorating, we will adjust our phases until conditions improve.

Thank you for all you are doing to make our campus a safe place. Your dedication and determination have been inspirational during a school year that has tested all of us. I look forward to the day when I can greet all of you in person.

Sincerely,
Bob Glenn