Covid-19 Update: Dean's Letter to Students | College of Science

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March 20, 2020

Covid-19 Update: Dean's Letter to Students

Dear College of Science students,

Thank you for your patience as our faculty and staff have worked to create a plan to shift your instruction for the remainder of the semester. Your health and safety are our top priority, and in order to ensure your academic experience remains of the highest quality it was important that we take this time to prepare.

You can learn about how each of your courses will be delivered at In many cases, your faculty will be using Canvas and/or ZOOM to provide you as rich a learning experience as possible. You can learn more about each of these tools here at For those classes that will continue to meet on-campus, we will be using social distancing to structure them for student and faculty safety.

In the College of Science, there will be a very small number of undergraduate and graduate classes that cannot be completed without your presence on campus. Nearly all of these involve research projects requiring specialized equipment in a laboratory. Please check carefully to see if you are in one of these classes. As mentioned above, you will be asked to practice social distancing when participating in these classes. For specific details, please contact the instructor of record of your class in the next two days.

For specific changes to each of your courses, each of your faculty members will be contacting you to let you know what is going to happen with your class between now and the end of the semester. If you have particular concerns or questions about any of your classes, please reach out to your instructor through email or the Canvas portal.

The College of Science Advising Center is still available from 8:00 AM-5:00 PM Monday-Friday. All walk-in advising has been cancelled until further notice. Our advising appointments are being conducted via Zoom until further notice but we also have alternative options if Zoom is not accessible to you. Unfortunately, our scheduling system is having a few difficulties, but we will ensure you are accommodated before your registration date! To schedule an appointment or get any questions answered, please email us at and we will return your email within 24 hours.

To schedule an appointment with the Office of Health Professions, please visit For now, advising will primarily be conducted by phone or e-mail but may be moved to Zoom in the future. All office updates will be communicated through our canvas pages. To be added to a health professions canvas page, please e-mail, with your name, student ID, and health profession (pre-medical, pre-dental, etc.).

You can learn more about UNT's response to COVID-19 at The website is updated regularly with the latest information.

UNT is committed to the health and safety of everyone in our community. We will continue to provide high quality instruction so that you can succeed, progress, and achieve your academic goals.


Dean Su Gao