COVID-19 Resources and Updates

Last updated: December 23, 2021

To keep our community informed about the vaccine, the science behind it, and its safety, UTHealth has developed several resources to keep our school community and the public informed. We encourage you to check these resources regularly, as they are updated when new content becomes available. 

Public resources: 

Internal community resources (must log in to access):

Spring 2022 COVID-19 Updates

UTHealth School of Public Health will deliver classes in-person with modifications for the spring 2022 term.

While we have continued to monitor the rising COVID cases across Texas and the nation, we are moving forward with resuming in-person instruction for the spring 2022 term with some modifications. All faculty will be teaching from the assigned classrooms for their respective courses. While all students are welcome and encouraged to attend their courses on campus, students (with the exception of international students on F1 and J1 visas) will be given the opportunity to attend classes virtually via WebEx. International students on F1 and J1 visas must attend all classes on campus (see below for more information). 

Course delivery guidelines for the spring 2022 term

The majority of courses will be delivered in-person in the assigned classroom supplemented by WebEx technology for those wishing to attend virtually. Online courses will be available and indicated using the PHW, PHWM, and PHWD prefixes.

  • All students are welcome to attend in-person courses (course with a PH, PHM and PHD prefix) from the assigned classroom on their respective campus (classroom assignments will be available in myUTH before the start of the term). All students, with the exception of international students on F1 and J1 visas, will be given the opportunity to attend classes virtually via WebEx. 

  • Online courses (courses with a PHW, PHWM, or PHWD prefix) will continue to be delivered fully online as usual. Some online courses may be delivered synchronously via WebEx; this information will be provided in the course notes and indicated by the presence of a meeting time.

  • Students enrolled in independent studies, PH 9997 Practicum, PHM 9998 Culminating Experience/Thesis Research, PHD 9999 Dissertation Research should work with their faculty advisor or supervising faculty member to make appropriate arrangements.

Information for international students on F-1 visas

F-1 and J-1 students must enroll full-time (minimum of 9 credit hours of which 3 credit hours may be online coursework) and must be physically on campus for their in-person courses. Classroom assignments will be available for each course in myUTH. All questions about enrollment requirements should be directed to the Office of International Affairs. 

mySPH academic portal

Please visit mySPH to access all content that is managed and disseminated by the Office of Academic Affairs and Student Services. This platform includes degree planners, academic forms, course schedule information, detailed information about specific degree requirements, practicum instructions, student research information, and other academic and student resources. 

ID Badges and campus access

As we make plans to return to in-person courses for the Spring 2022 term, we would like to remind all students that they are required to have a UTHealth-issued badge before entering any UTHealth building.

Badges for the Houston campus can be obtained at the first floor of the University Center Tower (UCT) - 7000 Fannin St. and must be activated before they can be used. In order for students at the Houston campus to activate their badge, they must email Bonnie Schoenbein their names as its listed on myUTH, along with the letters and numbers located under the black strip on the back of the student ID Badge. Please be sure to include in the email that you are a School of Public Health student.  

Students at the Austin, Brownsville, Dallas, El Paso and San Antonio regional campuses should contact their campus coordinator for assistance in obtaining and activating badges at their respective campus.

See here for more information on obtaining and activating an ID badge.  


We look forward to seeing you all back on campus in the spring term. Please continue to check your UTHealth email for communication from the School and University. If you have questions or concerns, please email SPHStudentServices@uth.tmc.edu.