President Eighmy gives update on campus operations after Thanksgiving holiday


Robyn Castro

Rowdy statue on campus wears a face mask. President Eighmy gave an update on Nov. 9 about campus operations after the Thanksgiving holiday.

Breahna Luera, News Editor

President Taylor Eighmy, Provost Kimberly Espy and Chief Financial Officer Veronica Mendez sent an email to the UTSA community on Nov. 9 with updates on how campus will operate after Thanksgiving. These changes will begin on Monday, Nov. 30. 

The email sent to the community by Eighmy, Espy and Mendez on July 7 had already stated that all classes will be exclusively online after Thanksgiving. Now, they are giving more details about exactly how campus operations will work after the holiday. 

Now that we have entered the second half of the fall semester, our thoughts turn toward our next transition taking place after the Thanksgiving break,” the email said. “These operational adjustments are designed to ensure your health and safety in light of expected increases in COVID rates through the winter months.” 

Most campus operations will be very limited, but according to the email, all “services and staff in place to assist residential students” will remain operational. Finals will be taken virtually but will still remain true to the previously laid-out schedule

All campus services that were offered before Thanksgiving will be offered after the break, but some offices may have changed hours or may have moved to virtual appointments only. Facilities such as the John Peace Library, Campus Rec and Student Union will all remain open and continue their limited operations. 

All student organization events will be held virtually, and aside from essential needs such as going to the library, working at the Rec or working with faculty on research, the email encourages students to limit their time on campus. 

If you have questions or concerns about campus operations post-Thanksgiving, email [email protected]