As HBU prepares to open the doors back up to a residential learning experience in the Fall of 2020, ample precautions are being put in place to ensure the safety of both students and instructors. This website includes both safety precautions currently being established as well as protocols and guidelines for both students and faculty to observe and maintain upon reentering the classroom in August. All protocols are in alignment with or exceed Texas state standards.

The University’s plans to keep faculty, staff, and students safe will be based upon the following three principles:
  • The first effort must always focus on reducing the number of people in a space, proximate to each other. Lower attendance in classrooms, physical (social) distancing, virtual meetings and limiting outside visitors to campus are ways to accomplish this.
  • Once the lowest number of people has been achieved, then we have to protect them from possible contamination. Handwashing is the single most important action one can take to reduce the spread of any virus. Finally, considerations about barriers such as masks, face shields, acrylic business barriers and closed office doors are all possible actions.
  • Finally, the activity spaces must be deep-cleaned and disinfected. Aramark custodians will be using enhanced versions of existing high-touch cleaning methods and special chemicals to maintain public spaces. Employees should be ready to disinfect their own work areas such as office phones and cell phones, keyboards and desks.

The faculty and administration of HBU are working diligently to ensure that the blend of in-person, hybrid, remote and online courses that will be offered in Fall 2020 does not diminish the quality and value of a degree from HBU.  Please find information for all our Husky Family in the links below.

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CARES Act Notice and Update

Tuesday, Sept. 23 — An update to the notice delivered in August about the University’s distribution of Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds.

 

Fall Semester Begins Aug. 24, 2020

Wednesday, Aug. 19 — Information on course delivery, safety and health, move-in, dining and Welcome Days for the fall semester.

 

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