Centralized information for updates and guidance from the university.
Status: No known cases at Angelo State University. The university is continuing operations with limited on-campus presence. For information on cases in Tom Green County and Texas, please see the Texas Department of State Health Services for case counts by county.
Last updated: Mar. 28th at 12:52pm
All Classes Moving Online
Angelo State extended spring break for its students for one additional week, March 16-20.
On Monday, March 23, the university moved all classes online until further notice. This decision was made out of continued concern for the health and safety of our faculty, staff and students.
The university encourages residential students to remain at home if possible. For those students who are unable to travel home, limited campus services will remain open. Please check below for services and hours available.
Building Closures and Access
Following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, we will limit access to campus buildings, and some buildings will be closed. This plan is intended to meet the requirements for social distancing.
Following the CDC’s guidance that no gatherings of 10+ people be held for the next 8 weeks, our May Commencement ceremonies are postponed. Angelo State will still confer degrees and mail diplomas in May, and we plan to invite May and summer graduates to walk the stage in Aug. 15. We understand this is an unprecedented situation and regret having to make this decision. However, health and safety of the Ram Family are of top priority.
We encourage the Ram Family to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
General Information for the Angelo State Community
How is Angelo State responding?
Angelo State University’s top priority is student and employee health and safety, and we are monitoring developments related to COVID-19, or the new coronavirus. The university’s top leadership and a health response team are in regular communication about these evolving circumstances. We are coordinating with our healthcare partner, Shannon Clinic, and local health authorities to ensure we have the best possible plans in place for prevention and response. We are following recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and the Texas Department of State Health Services. At this time, no cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in San Angelo or Tom Green County. We encourage everyone to go to the CDC website to stay updated.
Are there safety concerns for Angelo State?
Currently, there are no known cases of COVID-19 at Angelo State University.
University administration and campus health officials, in coordination with local health departments, the Texas Department of State Health Services, and the CDC continue to closely monitor the ongoing outbreak and prepare.
What should I do if I’m travelling?
Learn more about our updated travel guidelines relating to COVID-19.
Are classes or events cancelled?
Classes are not be cancelled. However the method of instruction may be modified. All courses can now be accessed through blackboard.angelo.edu.
As per CDC guidelines, no gatherings of 10+ people will be held on campus through the rest of the spring semester.
Stay Up to Date
While there is no vaccine to prevent COVID-19, the CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
Information for Students
Students, this is a time of transition for everyone in the Ram Family. As we make this transition, below is information on all campus resources still available to you. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions or need help - we’re all in this together.
What should I do if I’m feeling sick?
For up to do date information, visit our partner Shannon’s COVID-19 resource page.
Students in the San Angelo Area:
Students should be highly aware of your health. If you have flu-like symptoms and remain in the San Angelo area, please seek medical attention as follows:
- Download and use the Shannon on Demand app.
- Create an account.
- Use payment code SHANNONCOVID19 which will completely cover your cost.
- Talk to one of the physicians available.
- Carefully follow the physician’s instructions.
A second option is to make an appointment with Shannon Clinic-Jackson by calling 325-942-2171 and following the clinic’s instructions regarding your appointment.
Out of Town Students or Virtual Appointments:
If you have relocated out of town or would prefer a virtual appointment, we now have the capability to FaceTime, Skype or have a telephone appointment for non-urgent care needs.
Please call 325-942-2171 for more information or to schedule your virtual appointment(s).
ASU Health Clinic
2237 S. Jackson Street
San Angelo, TX 76904
The university encourages residential students to remain at home if possible. For those students who are unable to travel home, some campus resources remain open.
Housing and Residential Programs
Our residence halls remain open for students who are unable to return home. If you are currently on campus and are able to return home, we strongly encourage you to do so. If you are at home, we encourage you to stay home and complete your coursework remotely.
You should begin moving out immediately and will need to complete your move-out by March 29, if possible. If you are unable to complete your move-out by March 29, please email email@example.com.
What dining options are available?
University Dining Services are relocating to the CAF where grab and go options will be available at the following times:
7:30 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
In accordance with Angelo State University’s policies, social distancing will be enforced. We ask that you adhere to these policies for both your safety and the safety of others.
Classes are Moving Online
All classes are transitioning online to Blackboard. Learn what distance learning means for you with our Remote Rams Guide. We’ll keep updating this page as information becomes available.
Classes are online now, but what about labs?
All courses are now online with the exception of skills based labs that are required for licensure or certification. Those will be handled on a case by case basis. Contact your professor or the department if you have questions.
Can I still drop my classes?
Angelo State University recognizes the unique impact moving courses online might have on students’ academic performance. We’ve extended the Drop and Withdrawal deadline to April 24 at 5:00 p.m. This change gives students an opportunity to adjust to the new format before deciding to drop or withdraw. Students struggling should visit with their professor prior to dropping or withdrawing.
Students who need to drop or withdraw should go to Ramport and complete the following:
- Login to Ramport
- Click on Registration
- Go to Registration tools and click on Course Drop Request Form (to drop a class) or Student Withdrawal Form (to completely withdraw from the term).
- Complete form and submit
Advising for Summer and Fall
Students who have not been advised for the summer and fall still need to do so. Students should find their advisor. Upper division students should contact the department chair of their major by email. Students unsure about who to contact for advising should contact the Freshman College and Center for Academic Excellence at 325-942-2595; by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; or contact Dr. John Wegner, Dean at email@example.com.
Information for International Students
As of March 16, ASU has cancelled all study abroad summer programs. Impacted students and faculty leaders have been notified. This decision was made out of an abundance of caution for the well-being of ASU students and faculty. The Center for International Studies will work to refund student deposits for canceled study abroad trips through their student account.
At this time, study abroad programs for the fall semester have not be decided upon.
Additional information will be provided as soon as it becomes available.
The well-being of faculty, staff, and students is a top priority for Angelo State University. At this time, there are no confirmed or suspected cases among the Angelo State University community, including those currently studying and working outside of the United States. ASU is taking measures to ensure university travelers are kept informed and safe.
Feeling stressed? Worried? Counseling Services are still available.
Counseling Services are here to assist you. Currently the building is physically closed to students until campus returns to normal operations. However, teletherapy is now available through video-conferencing and over the phone.
We are accepting new clients. Even if you’ve never visited with us before we are here to help.
For more information about your eligibility or to schedule an appointment, please call 325-942-2371 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
ASU students have access to Therapy Assistance Online (or TAO). TAO is an online library of engaging, interactive programs to learn life skills and to help you bounce back from disappointments or stumbling blocks in life.
In case of an emergency call 911.
Information for Faculty and Staff
What should faculty do now that classes are moving online?
Faculty are now expected to use Blackboard to teach online.
At this time, we ask that you be flexible and patient. This may be the first time both you and your students are using Blackboard for course assignments.
Our top priority continues to be the health of the entire Ram Family. To maintain our employee’s health and support the university, we will be transitioning to a remote work operation as much as possible.
Employees and supervisors should discuss working remotely and those situations in which an employee needs to be away from work but cannot work from home. Resources are available in RamPort underneath the “Employee” page.
Employees ready to start working remotely should see the Technology Guide to Working Remotely to prepare their remote work environment.
What about labs?
All courses are now online with the exception of skills based labs that are required for licensure or certification. Those will be handled on a case by case basis. The Provost will be in contact with department chairs and deans to facilitate those decisions.
Information for Prospective Students and Families
Stay up to date and become a part of the Ram Family
There is a lot of uncertainty right now, but one thing we are very certain about is you becoming part of the Ram Family.
Even though you can’t visit us in person at the moment, we’re still here to help.