The University continues to monitor the local COVID-19 situation, which includes reviewing Williamson County and Cities Health District data and CDC guidelines. As previously communicated, we will provide details on any changes to our health and safety policies as soon as possible. 

Effective immediately, all indoor events, meetings and activities are limited to no more than 100 individuals. Any requests for indoor events that exceed this limit should be submitted to the Health and Safety Committee ( for evaluation.

In light of this policy update, we are announcing changes to some upcoming University events.

The following event has been canceled:
Parent Farewell Reception, August 14

The following events have been moved to a virtual format:
Matriculation Convocation, August 15
State of the University Address, August 19

The following events have been postponed to a later date:
Faculty Welcome Reception
Staff Welcome Reception

Any additional changes to upcoming events and activities will be announced as soon as details are finalized.

The University has adopted a 90% target vaccination rate for students, faculty, and staff. It is increasingly important that every member of the Southwestern community get the COVID-19 vaccination if you are able. Please submit proof of your vaccination as soon as possible.

As previously announced, the University is requiring all students to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Students may email photos or scans of their vaccination cards to or upload them to the patient portal at

Faculty & Staff:
If you have not already done so, please confidentially submit proof of vaccination or a completed COVID-19 Vaccine: Self-Attestation Form to Cynthia Nguyen, benefits coordinator, in Human Resources by interoffice mail or via email at You can check our collective progress on vaccination percentages on our COVID-19 Dashboard.

Once again, we thank you for your continued patience and cooperation as we all contend with the ever-changing nature of this pandemic. These policy changes and the frustration of having to institute more restrictions affect all of us. Please take care of yourself and be mindful of the need for all of us to continue to work together.

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