With the spring semester officially beginning Jan. 19, UTEP has announced its campus services’ hours of operations amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to a news release from the Office of the Vice President for Business Affairs, the university bookstore will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., while remaining closed on Sunday.
Customers will be able continue to shop online at utepbookstore.com or opt for in-store pickup available for web purchases.
UTEP’s Texas Western Café, located inside the library, will operate Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., with closed services on Saturday and Sunday. According to the University’s library website, the café is open for takeout only, as no food is allowed in the building due to health and safety regulations brought by the pandemic.
Counter services for the print shop are scheduled to run Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. New orders and quotes can be submitted to [email protected].
Similarly, counter services for UTEP’s mail service are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Departments can email [email protected]edu to schedule delivery times and dates or coordinate mail pick up between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday. According to the news release, the department mail pick up should be designated to one individual for the entire department.
Individuals needing childcare are encouraged to contact the YWCA for enrollment information at 747-6000 or reserve a space by emailing [email protected].
The Recreation Sports Center will continue operating by appointment only throughout the spring. The facility’s general services like its racquetball courts, digital recreation and office hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Its pool hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Its climbing gym and multipurpose field courts remain unavailable.
Other continued plans include requiring that face coverings be worn by all individuals in non-private spaces like lobbies, restrooms, and classrooms even if one is alone. In addition, students coming to campus for any reason are required to complete the COVID-19 questionnaire at screening.utep.edu prior to coming to campus.
The University’s current recovery level in its matrix remains at low density operations, with faculty and staff who can work remotely continuing to work remotely.
Daniel Lopez may be reached at [email protected].