UHCL Health Alert: All campus operations will continue online, and access to campus will be limited to only essential personnel through April 30.   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates , Give to the Hawk Emergency Fund

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health Alert

The University of Houston-Clear Lake continues to closely monitor the global outbreak of SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes the novel Coronavirus, known as COVID-19. We will continue to keep our community informed as developments occur.

  • Campus Schedule
  • March 25
    All classes and campus operations go fully online
  • March 28
    Last class day - 1st 8-week session
  • March 30
    First class day - 2nd 8-week session

Latest Update: Online Operations through April 30

April 2, 2020, 6:50 p.m.
Following the extension of the Harris County “Stay Home, Work Safe” order through April 30, we will continue to offer classes and support services online and alternative formats. 
Summer Classes Moving Online
All summer classes scheduled to start before July 1 (May Mini, 8-week and 5-week sessions) will be conducted online or via alternative format. We will continue to monitor the impact of the pandemic and will determine by the end of April whether summer classes after July 1 can return to their regular format.

Checking In
Remember to take moments to take care of yourself and your families during this time. If you need assistance or someone to talk to about your questions and concerns, please fill out the Dean of Students Contact Form

Spring 2020 Interim Grading Option

April 1, 2020, 2:47 p.m.

UH-Clear Lake is implementing an interim grading policy for the spring 2020 semester that allows students to choose a satisfactory/unsatisfactory grading scheme to address the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Campus Operations to Move Online Through April 3

March 24, 4:29 p.m.

Following the order from Harris County, and to protect the health and safety of the UHCL community, all campus operations will continue online, and access to campus will be limited to only essential personnel through April 3. Stay home and stay safe, Hawks.

Student Support Services Update

March 21, 4:37 p.m.

Student support services are offering services in person and online to continue supporting you during this time, whether you need extra help with class assignments or mental health resources. Check out the Support Services Directory online for more info.

Spring Commencement Is Postponed

March 20, 5:29 p.m.

Spring Commencement, currently scheduled for May 17, 2020, will be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and government restrictions on public gatherings. There are plans for a late summer or early fall commencement as soon as public health conditions and operational guidelines allow. Delaying the commencement ceremonies will not delay the actual awarding of degrees to May graduates.

Recreation and Wellness Center to Close

March 18, 11:43 a.m.

The Recreation and Wellness Center will be open on Wednesday, March 18, with reduction in spaces and equipment from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Effective Thursday, March 19, the UHCL Recreation and Wellness Center will cease operation until further notice. More information will be sent via email to all students and community members.

New Travel Guidelines

March 14, 9:10 a.m.

The university encourages students, faculty, and staff to find alternate means of conducting their studies and business associated with non-essential travel.

Domestic Travel

  • The Office of the Governor is requiring all state agencies cancel all non-essential domestic travel until April 30, 2020.
  • Consider your risks and options when making decisions about personal domestic travel.

International Travel

  • The Office of the Governor is requiring all state agencies cancel all international travel until April 30, 2020.

COVID-19 Cyber Scams

March 13, 9:40 a.m.

The Department of Homeland Security has issued an advisory warning of scams involving COVID-19, and the UH System Information Security Office is already seeing phishing messages being received by faculty, staff and students. If you receive a suspicious phishing email to your UHCL email account, notify security@uhcl.edu, and be aware of the following:

  • Cyber actors may send emails to trick victims into revealing sensitive information or donating to fraudulent charities or causes.
  • Exercise caution in handling such emails— avoid clicking on links and downloading attachments.
  • Be wary of social media pleas, texts or calls related to COVID-19.
  • Do not reveal personal or financial information in email, and do not respond to email solicitations for this information.

Students Are Asked to Complete Survey

March 12, 1:30 p.m.

Students, complete the survey to help plan for possible impacts of COVID-19. https://bit.ly/33b5eiA 

No Classes March 16-21, Classes Move Online March 23, Campus Open

March 11, 9:55 p.m.

In order to minimize the spread of COVID-19, UH-Clear Lake will hold no classes, whether in-person or online, March 16-21, 2020.

Classes will resume remotely (online or alternative format) beginning March 23.

Students are asked to stay at home. Hunter Hall and Dining Services will be open for student residents who need it. Sanitization and hygiene protocols will be escalated.

Faculty and staff may work from home to the extent that they are able to perform their functions remotely and with prior approval from their supervisor and Human Resources. All UH-Clear Lake campuses will remain open and all offices and services will continue to operate. Research labs will be open and related services will remain in operation.

Events and programming funded and sponsored by UH-Clear Lake are cancelled through April 30. If you have an event planned during the month of April that cannot be rescheduled, please consult with the vice president of your division.

Facilities will be maintained using sanitization and hygiene protocols as recommended by authorities. This includes increased custodial cleaning and the availability of hand sanitizer dispensers at all entrances, common areas and elevators.

At this time, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at UH-Clear Lake or UH System universities. We urge you to please follow personal hygiene precautions and exercise social distancing measures as recommended by CDC and local health authorities.

If you have not already, you are urged to read the UH-Clear Lake Travel Restrictions and instructions for reporting and self-quarantine.


Actions Taken to Date

  • The university has implemented travel guidelines, travel reporting and self-quarantine protocols
  • Continuity of Operations planning for courses, advising and tutoring if needed to move to online.
  • We have established the email address healthalert@uhcl.edu to answer questions from the UHCL community.
  • The university has sent a survey to students that will assist with the transition to online and alternative format instruction.

More UH-Clear Lake COVID-19 Information


  • Health Services

    Phone: 281-283-2626
    Fax: 281-283-2624
    Email: healthalert@uhcl.edu