Student news and updates (student email) — March 30, 2020 - The University of Tulsa

Student news and updates (student email) — March 30, 2020

Travel policy 

In response to the latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic, TU has updated its policy and now requires students, faculty and staff to self-quarantine off campus and record their temperature twice daily for at least 14 days after traveling outside the state. Those returning from travel abroad or on board a cruise ship also must be screened through a call with Alexander Health Center (students) or Hurricane Health Clinic (employees) before stepping onto campus. Information on TU’s travel policy as well as full COVID-19 response details are available online.

Safer at Home 

On Saturday, Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum issued a Safer at Home Order for all Tulsans that extends through April 16 to slow the spread of COVID-19. Last week, the State of Oklahoma issued a Safer at Home Order for those 65 years or older and individuals with underlying medical conditions. Not only does Tulsa’s Safer at Home order apply to all ages, but all public and private events or social gatherings outside of a family or living unit are no longer allowed. Bynum amended his prior executive order to reflect a complete prohibition on events and social gatherings rather than the previous 10-person maximum. Resources and updated news releases are listed on the City of Tulsa website.

Shared experiences

Like the rest of the TU community, McFarlin Library has moved to remote teaching, learning, research and working, and several staff and faculty members have shared thoughts about keeping personal journals about the new experiences we’re all having as teachers, students and workers in this “Brave New Virtual World.”

Are others on campus having similar thoughts? Have you begun keeping a journal? If so, would you be willing to share it with others and to have it archived as part of a broader narrative about the TU experience during the 2020 pandemic? If you are interested, please contact us at

Sports courts closed

All outdoor sports courts on the TU campus are closed until further notice. The green spaces are still open for enjoying outdoor activity as long as individuals practice safe social distancing.

Leadership wanted

Are you interested in being a part of TU’s Student Association? Now is your time! Appointed positions applications are open.

SA involves every student and advocates on behalf of your interest, provides tools for success and functions as an engine for opportunity and inclusion. Make sure you’re a part of the legacy.

Call for statements of support 

Congratulations to Kevin Harris, Dave Kobel, Adriana Rivers and Cristina Smith Williams! They have been nominated for the Q4 Pillar Awards as exemplifying the TU Commitment.

Send in your story of how they have positively impacted you or someone you know on campus. All submissions will be included as statements of support in the nominees’ files before final consideration in the review process.

Statements of support for Q4 nominees are due Friday.