Current Campus Status
as of May 25, 2013, 5:06 pm
ALL CLEAR All buildings at UTHealth are open and operational.
This website is designed to provide The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) community with the most current information about campus building, school and information systems status.
To contact the UT Police Department 24/7/365 dial, 911 for Emergencies and 713-792-2890 for non-Emergencies.
If the university is closed, formal classes will be cancelled.
At the Medical School, third- and fourth-year students should check with their attendings for instructions.
At the School of Dentistry, in case of unanticipated absence necessitating cancellation of patient appointments, it is the students' responsibility to notify their patients.
At the School of Nursing, for master's level students in the nurse anesthesia program, if the hospital is open, the students are expected to meet their clinical obligations.
At the School of Public Health, anyone with clinical duties is still required to fulfill those duties.
Essential employees have been designated by their department heads as essential to the continued performance of their department and/or the university.
Essential employees include faculty and staff who are required to sustain clinical services and/or who are responsible for the protection of university assets. Essential Employees will be required to report to their designated work site during their appointed work schedule even when the institution has been officially declared closed due to adverse conditions. If an essential employee cannot report to work, she/he must contact her/his direct supervisor to advise of her/his situation as soon as possible.
Based upon past experience, 30 days post event is the most critical timeframe with regard to immediate recovery decisions, resource procurement, and the establishment of temporary means and locations of essential functions. The UTHealth Business Continuity Plan (BCP) is intended to describe actions and decision-making capabilities for that time frame by suggesting enhanced pre-event strategies to reduce or eliminate the impacts of emergencies at the local operational level. This process is on-going within the clinical, educational, and research mission areas with the assistance of Environmental Health and Safety. This element of the BCP is intended to provide a guide to essential institutional infrastructure services for the UTHealth community in the event normal operations are curtailed due to the occurrence of an event.
Disability & Weather Emergencies
If you or a family member has a disability and needs help to prepare to leave your home or shelter in place, visit www.disability911.com to see hurricane planning tips for people with disabilities, their family members and caregivers, as well as information for emergency planning and response.
Public Transportation to the Texas Medical Center
- METRO - Visit METRO Responds for continuing information regarding service status.
- TREKEXPRESS/Fort Bend County Transit - For status on service, call 281-633-7433 or 713-965-1711.
- Woodlands Express
- Research Forest Park & Ride 936-273-6100
- Sawdust Park & Ride 281-363-0882
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), the most comprehensive academic health center in The UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, medicine, nursing and public health. UTHealth educates more healthcare professionals than any health-related institution in the State of Texas and features the nation’s seventh-largest medical school. It also includes a psychiatric hospital and a growing network of clinics throughout the region. The university’s primary teaching hospitals include Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital. Founded in 1972, UTHealth’s 10,000-plus faculty, staff, students and residents are committed to delivering innovative solutions that create the best hope for a healthier future.