Ahead of the upcoming Fall semester, UTEP officials are making sure that all involved are informed and able to register, attend and teach.
President Heather Wilson, Vice President for Student Affairs Gary Edens and SGA President Jessica Martinez will answer student questions and discuss plans for the fall semester, including the university’s four strategies to help you continue to make progress toward your degrees even in the midst of a pandemic:
- We will allow people to study and work remotely when they can. Seventy-five percent of our sections will be fully remote, 20% will be hybrid and 5% will be fully face-to-face.
- We will build a collective UTEP commitment to use best health practices all the time. We cover our faces. We stay 6 feet apart. We wash our hands frequently. We stay home if we are sick. Miners take care of Miners.
- We will make the campus a very safe place to be for those who cannot work or study remotely. We will have enhanced cleaning of every building every day, and sometimes several times a day. Classrooms have been reconfigured. Dormitories will only house one person in each room. Every classroom will have wipes to clean down your workspace before class starts. We will ask everyone to complete an online health screening each day before coming to campus.
- We will have a proactive UTEP COVID-19 testing program to identify those who are sick and don’t know it.
Officials add that, to make the town hall efficient and get to as many questions as possible, they ask students to submit questions in advance by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please submit them no later than noon Thursday, Aug. 13.
To join the town hall on Friday, click this link. For those not able to join at that time, the session will record the event and share a link via email.
Later that afternoon, President Heather Wilson, Provost John Wiebe and Recovery Task Force Chair Steve Crites will answer staff and faculty questions and discuss plans for the fall semester.
Additionally, the University of Texas at El Paso’s Office of Enrollment Services is extending its hours in the days before the Fall 2020 semester to better serve students.
The office’s hours are as follows:
- 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17-Friday, Aug. 21
- 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22
- 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24- Thursday, Aug. 27
- 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28
The last chance for new Miners to participate in the Virtual New Student Orientation is August 13-14. At orientation, new students can connect with advisers and register for classes. RSVP at email@example.com.
The last day to make payment arrangements in order to avoid a late fee is Monday, August 17; with the last day to be admitted to most majors is Friday, August . 21.
The last day for admission to the University and the last day of late registration is Friday, August 28.
The Enrollment Services Center is available at 915-747-7321.
Additional offices to serve students are:
Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment
Registration and Records
The Graduate School
Student Business Services
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Miner Gold Card Office