COVID-19 General Frequently Asked Questions - The University of Tulsa

COVID-19 General Frequently Asked Questions

During this time, we want to keep you informed so you can make important decisions surrounding your health and safety. Below are general frequently asked questions.

Covid-19 General FAQS

Students are exempt from TU’s Continuous Testing Program if (a) they have had COVID-19 within the past ninety (90) days and are not currently experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19; or (b) are fully remote and will not be on campus at all during the spring semester.

Students are exempt from TU’s Continuous Testing Program if (a) they have had COVID-19 within the past ninety (90) days and are not currently experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19; or (b) are fully remote and will not be on campus at all during the spring semester.

  1. Students selected to participate in TU’s Continuous Testing Program unless otherwise exempt* from participation;
  2. Students and employees who have symptoms of COVID-19;
  3. Students and employees who have had close contact (within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more) with someone with COVID-19.
  4. Students and employees who plan to or have returned from travel outside of the Tulsa-area;
  5. Students and employees who have taken part in activities that put them at higher risk for COVID-19 because they could not socially distance as needed, such as attending large social or mass gatherings, or being in crowded indoor settings;
  6. Students and employees who have been asked to or referred for testing by their healthcare provider, the Alexander Health Center, or a local / state health department.

*Students are exempt from TU’s Continuous Testing Program if (a) they have had COVID-19 within the past ninety (90) days and are not currently experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19; or (b) are fully remote and will not be on campus at all during the spring semester.

The University of Tulsa has partnered with Certigen Labs to conduct continuous testing for students and employees Monday-Friday from 8:30-4:30 located east of the Alexander Health Center in the McFarlin Parking Lot. There are walk-up and drive-thru testing options for your convenience. If you need to book an appointment please click here.

Masks and hand sanitizer can be purchased around campus in all the vending machines and at the student union C-store. Click here to see where you can make this purchase.

Yes, the university has purchased 10,000 cloth face masks for our TU community. If you have not received your face mask contact Facilities Management at 918-631-2245.

The current city of Tulsa and state of Oklahoma guidelines surrounding COVID-19 can be found at www.cityoftulsa.org/covid-19. All University of Tulsa COVID-19 policies will be in accordance with all city and state rules.

TU will be fully prepared at any point during the academic year to move to a virtual learning environment should the health and safety of our community demand it. Course delivery options will include in-person, online, hybrid and hyflex.

In-person courses are those where a majority of the course must be conducted with students physically on-site in their learning space and virtual or remote instruction is not possible, such as clinicals.

Online courses are those where a majority of the course is done remotely through Harvey or other electronic means of communication. 

Many courses will be offered using hyflex and hybrid delivery methods to satisfy limited capacity in classrooms due to distancing. Alternative versions of hyflex and hybrid delivery include the following:

Hyflex model with synchronous live-streaming options for students not in the classroom. Students may be assigned a specific day to attend class to keep the group below the reduced capacity for the classroom. These students will attend in person and participate with the instructor. Students not in the classroom should log in and participate in the class through Blackboard Collaborate, Zoom or another synchronous tool.

Hyflex model with a recording of each class session that will be made available to all students via Harvey after the class period (asynchronous). Students may be assigned a specific day to attend class to keep the group below the reduced capacity for the classroom. These students will attend in person and participate with the instructor. Students not in the classroom should watch the recording of the class period after the instructor uploads the session to Harvey.

Hybrid model with instruction offered in-person being supplemented with additional online materials. Students complete both the online assignments and attend class on assigned days to receive the full benefit of the course. Live-streaming and/or recording of each class session is not planned.

Students will know before classes begin whether a hyflex/hybrid course can be successfully completed without any in-person attendance for the entire semester.

Asynchronous learning refers to learning events or courses without a specific schedule. Instructors provide materials, lectures, tests and assignments that can be accessed at any time. Students may be given a timeframe – often a one week window – during which they need to connect with the class and/or instructor at least once or twice.

Synchronous learning refers to learning events or courses in which a group of students are engaging in learning at the same time. If a course is being taught synchronously, students may be expected to log in and possibly participate in lectures and other activities according to a specific schedule.

When deciding where to begin your college career, it is important to remember the goal of your overall college experience. Your decision is about the next four years of your life. Starting your classes at TU will not only prepare you to graduate from TU, but it will help you develop relationships with professors, meet friends through residence halls and classes and join organizations in which you could become a leader as early as your first semester. These opportunities will allow you the chance to thrive at TU for four years and adjust to campus life. The COVID-19 adjustments to campus life are temporary, but your decision where you start college is the foundation of your professional and personal life after graduation. 

Everyone on campus will be required to wear face masks when inside campus buildings or when outside and unable to observe physical distancing. Masks will not be required within private working and/or living spaces.

Students will be seated with at least 6 feet between each other. Room occupancy will operate at an average of 33% capacity to allow social distancing.

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