Texas Tech University

COVID-Related Guidance

Below is COVID-related guidance for students from main campus. The University guidance includes general health and safety protocols, recommended syllabus statements you may see from instructors, and other course-related information.  

University General Health & Safety Guidance for Students 

The University's general guidance can be found in detail here. 

Please carefully review this guidance and note especially that any student who has a laboratory confirmed case of COVID-19 must use this link to report and must also immediately report their result to Associate Dean Sofia Chapman. 

We also ask that any student who has a known exposure to a COVID-19 positive person or possible symptoms of COVID-19 reach out to Associate Dean Sofia Chapman for guidance, assistance, and support.

The University's general guidance includes helpful checklists for quarantines and positive diagnoses and also provides information on submission of vaccination records. 

University Recommended Syllabus Statements 

Potential Changes: The University will continue to monitor CDC, State, and TTU System guidelines in continuing to manage the campus implications of COVID-19. Any changes affecting class policies or delivery modality will be in accordance with those guidelines and announced as soon as possible. If Texas Tech University campus operations are required to change because of health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is possible that this course will move to a fully online delivery format. Should that be necessary, students will be advised of technical and equipment requirements, such as web cam, microphone, and remote proctoring software.

Vaccinations: Texas Tech University strongly recommends students adhere to CDC guidelines on COVID-19, including obtaining COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters when eligible. You can find information about the COVID-19 testing and vaccine availability here

Face Coverings: Face coverings are optional in all TTU facilities but are strongly recommended by CDC Guidelines for public indoor settings such as classrooms on campus. Face coverings are required for all visitors to the Student Health Clinic.

Social Distancing: There is not a mandated social distancing protocol for classroom seating, but social distancing is recommended in rooms that will enable it. 

Personal Hygiene: Please continue practicing good personal hygiene including frequent hand washing, the use of hand sanitizers after touching high-touch points (e.g., door handles, shared keyboards, etc.), and covering your face when coughing or sneezing. 

Other Course-Related Information for Students

Illness-Related Absences: Instructors may provide syllabus statements on absences and attendance. Generally, student absences due to illness are to be considered as they were prior to the pandemic, with consideration given to the fact that students who are isolating with COVID-19 and students who are quarantining for symptoms or direct exposure may have extended days of absence, if necessary. Makeup opportunities should be provided in a reasonable timeframe. 

In-Person Office Hours: Virtual office hours may be offered but generally virtual meetings will not be offered wholly in lieu of in-person opportunities, though instructors may choose to meet in locations other than personal offices.  Masks during in-person office visits are optional and welcome. Instructors may request (but not require) students to wear masks when attending in-office visits, utilize social distancing as feasible, or arrange for office visits in large spaces (e.g., vacant classrooms). 


Law students may direct questions about this guidance to Associate Dean Sofia Chapman at sofia.chapman@ttu.edu or to Associate Dean Wendy-Adele Humphrey at wendy.humphrey@ttu.edu.