UHV announces plans for spring

In order to help ensure the safety of students, faculty and staff at the University of Houston-Victoria, the university will continue to offer most of its classes virtually and hold limited events on campus during the spring semester.

“It is important that UHV continues to provide a safe environment for our students and employees,” UHV President Bob Glenn said. “At every step of the way, we have emphasized transparency with our students, employees and the public, and we plan to continue to keep those lines of communication open.”

Classes will be offered in hybrid, real-time online and traditional online modes during the spring semester. Hybrid classes are offered face to face and online during scheduled meeting times. Real-time online classes meet online at specific days and times. Traditional online courses are offered online but are not scheduled at specific times. 

“We will continue to monitor the pandemic and make decisions that will enable our students to safely pursue a higher education,” said Chance Glenn, UHV provost and vice president for academic affairs.

UHV is in Phase 3 of its COVID-19 Phased Reopening Plan. In Phase 3, up to 30 percent of university employees may work on campus, and residence halls limit housing to one student in each single- and double-occupancy room and two students in suites to allow each person to have his own bedroom and bathroom. Events on campus are limited.

UHV is fortunate because the university has been able to continue serving its students effectively and has seen few cases of the virus, Chance Glenn said. Now, as the university looks ahead to the spring semester, UHV’s leadership team is optimistic that conditions will improve as time goes on.

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The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.