COVID-19 – Resources and information for Steve Hicks School students

Please find below a list of resources to help you during these challenging times. We’ll keep updating this page, please send us your feedback and questions through this survey. We’ll address them as best as possible on this page and through video releases and e-mail communications. Please also reach out to the advisors of your respective programs with questions and concerns.

UT Austin COVID-19 page

Check regularly the UT Austin COVID-19 webpage for the most recent updates from the university. The page also offers a list of resources, and a survey where you can provide feedback and submit questions  so the university can continue to respond and support you through this challenging period.

General resources

Remote learning

  • Field Office COVID-19 contingency plan: check this page for the latest information, forms, assignments and resources from the Field Office.
  • BSW students: See archived issues of the BSW e-newsletter that your receive via email for the latest resources on advising, deadlines, etc.
  • Support for remote learning: See this PDF with a list of resources for UT Austin students who lack personal computers or have other technology access challenges that impede remote learning.
  • Check that you have he right apps installed: Make sure that your equipment works AND that you have the right apps (like @Zoom and @Panopto) by taking this Canvas class.
  • Zoom: This video conferencing software is now available to university faculty, staff and students. Zoom enables you to meet, teach, and learn from anywhere. It is integrated with Canvas, and you can host and join meetings from your mobile device, desktop client or the web. Access Zoom through the ITS page. You will not need to use the free version of Zoom (the free version limits meetings to 40 minutes).
  • How to use Zoom:

Volunteer opportunities

  • Crisis Text Line: This text-based mental health hotline is always looking for volunteers. They are receiving an influx of calls related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Anyone over 18 with a computer is eligible.

Self-care resources