Keeping the Hilltop Safe 

It is the university's goal to continue to deliver the best educational and engagement experiences, campus life, and support to our students, faculty and staff that are aligned with the highest levels of health and safety. We will continue to take precautionary measures to quickly adapt to the changing pandemic conditions.

University Covid-19 Standards and Guidelines

Austin Public Health recently revised their Covid protocols to match the Center for Disease Control's Covid Community Levels. Travis County is currently listed as Low. APH's "Risk-Based Guidance Chart" for each level can be found here. We are maintaining the temporary modifications for the semester and may make adjustments if the community level increases. 

Temporary Modifications

(Updated March 4, 2022)

  1. Face coverings will be optional starting Monday, March 7 for everyone in all campus spaces
    • Face coverings will still be required when visiting the Health and Counseling Center.
    • Please be considerate of campus community members who may still choose to wear face coverings or may not be comfortable around others who are not wearing face coverings.
    • Individuals may not independently require face coverings for campus events, gatherings or courses. 
  2. Indoor events will return to pre-Covid capacities.
    • External events with >40 people will be permitted. 
  3. External guests will be allowed in residential housing. 
  4. Domestic and International travel is no longer restricted.

Continued Safety Layers

  1. Vaccine documentation or approved exemption for all students, faculty and staff.  Documentation of boosters will not be required at this time. 
  2. Daily TopperSafe screening will continue all semester for all students, faculty, staff and visitors coming to campus. Any member of the campus community hosting a class or in-person meeting/activity may request to see the badges of all in attendance. If you are sick, do not come to campus. 
  3. Isolation and quarantine case management will continue for residential students. 
  4. Residence halls will operate at reduced occupancy with individual rooms and no more than two residents sharing a restroom.

Discontinued Modifications

  1. Campus dining restrictions have been removed (Updated 3/4/2022)
  2. Two policies removed: COVID-19 Travel Policy & COVID-19 University Gathering & Occupancy Policy (Updated 3/1/2022)
  3. Baseline testing for residential students who have not submitted documentation of full vaccination ended after the start of the spring semester. (Updated 01/10/22)
  4. Contact tracing through the university is discontinued. (Updated 12/13/21)
  5. Event food and beverage service restrictions removed. There are no longer restrictions on food and beverage service at university events, including the requirement that food and beverages be individually contained. (Updated 12/6/2021)
  6. Outdoor events, meetings, classes and all other outdoor activities no longer have Covid-19 related occupancy limits. Masking for these gatherings is recommended. (Updated 9/29/21)

Please note that we will re-assess all modifications and protocols as we continue to gain more data about cases in the Austin community and recommendations from the CDC, APH and university medical advisors.

 

Submit Vaccine or Exemption Paperwork

Our Hilltoppers' diligence in completing daily TopperSafe screenings, wearing face coverings indoors, and submitting vaccination documentation, all contributed to the low number of cases in our campus community.

All students, faculty and staff are required to submit their vaccine documentation or approved, eligible exemption as outlined in the university's Covid-19 Vaccination Policy.

Submit your Vaccination Documentation or Exemption

 

Policies and Protocols

 


The St. Edward’s University Covid-19 planning and response is led by a team of cross-campus leadership with guidance from a panel of local, regional and national medical advisors and organizations. SEU continues to closely monitor local conditions and recommendations from the CDC, APH and our medical advisors, and uses this guidance to determine our level of operations for classes, student housing, campus events and activities, and any other adjustments to protect the health and safety of our campus community.

Updated June 7, 2022