This is the landing page for COVID-19 operations update for the Department of Theatre and Dance. This page is under active development. Please considering checking this site frequently for updates.
Facilities and Use & Access of Theatre and Dance Facilities
All COFA buildings (DFA, WIN, ART, MRE, MRH, PAC) are closed to the public during this time. All faculty and staff, with a very few exceptions, are working remotely during this time. Student access to buildings is restricted until further notice, per your department policies. Faculty and staff may access the buildings using their UT ID cards with the BAC system at the building’s celebrated entrance. The Winship celebrated entrance is the main entrance to the building. Note: no one is to linger in the building at any time.
Undergraduate student access to all UT Austin buildings (other than their residential facilities) has been restricted.
Event & Facility Reservations
All reservations in the Winship and Laboratory Theatre have been suspended through the end of the summer.
Accessing Winship or the Laboratory Theatre
If you require access to the Winship or Laboratory Theatre to collect personal belongings or for any other reason during the campus closure, please email Nathan Harper, Assistant Operations Manager, at Nathan.Harper@austin.utexas.edu for more information.
All access should be through the celebrated entrance (the main entrance) of either building. Upon entry, please sign in on the provided sign in sheet and remember to sign out upon your departure. More information about either building's entrances can be found here.
Renovation & Construction Projects
All construction and renovation in the Winship and Laboratory buildings is on hold until further notice. Updates on projects will be posted here for reference:
Monday, April 27 - Wendesday, April 29:
There will be active construction in the atrium of Winship to complete the construction on the ADA ramp.
Do not have mail sent to your University address. The University has given permission to ship pro-card purchases to personal residences. Incoming mail will be delivered to Document Solutions where a representative from COFA will retrieve every Friday afternoon. One of the main office staff members will arrange to pick up the mail and place it in your mailbox on the Monday or Tuesday following.
No keys will be issued during this time. Information on how to return your keys will be coming soon. Please check this page for key return updates.
Graduate students that will be graduating this Spring or Summer have been sent instructions on how to return your keys. Please refer to that email or contact Nathan Harper at Nathan.Harper@austin.utexas.edu with any questions.
T&D Financial Procedures and Operations
For more information regarding T&D Financial Procedures and Operations, please refer to the Financial and Operational Information page updated by T&D Finance staff: https://wikis.utexas.edu/display/tad/Coronavirus+Financial+and+Operational+Information.
Ticket Refund Information
Updates on T&D Season Suspension can be found on the main Theatre & Dance website: https://theatredance.utexas.edu/news/important-statement-regarding-performances-texas-theatre-dance.
ITS Assistance & Technology Needs
COFA has been working to acquire equipment to help instructors with online teaching needs beyond their computer camera and microphone. If you find you need additional equipment needs for online instruction, please fill out the Technology Needs for Online Instruction Survey. Selections are not guaranteed but COFA ITS is making every effort to get the equipment people need. Please note that product availability, limited staff resources and delivery service delays will play a part in this process.
You can also refer to the Fine Arts IT Help Desk Wiki for more information (Fine Arts IT Help Desk).
Printing & Making Copies
Faculty that need to print can use the Ricoh Printer located in the Faculty/Staff Mail Room. Please contact Nathan Harper (Nathan.Harper@austin.utexas.edu) before coming in to make copies and remember to sign in and out. If you have questions regarding how to make copies or have issues when you're using the printer, please contact Tori Marshall at (Victoria.Marshall@austin.utexas.edu).
Transportation to and from Campus
For information on parking while visiting campus, please visit the UT Parking and Transportation website.
If you or your employee have any questions or concerns about traveling to or from Austin, please contact Cassie Gholston at firstname.lastname@example.org or email our HR team at email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Staff Responsibility Chart
Have a question not answered here? See where you should direct it using the chart below.
Ad Placement, Non-HR related
Sondra Lomax (COFA)
American Ballet Theatre Summer Intensive
Archives (Department History and Production)
Business Cards, Ordering
Degree Audit, Undergraduate
Tim Creswick (COFA)
Faculty Travel (RTAs and Reimbursements)
Final Exam Scheduling
Sondra Lomax (COFA)
Grade Changes (faculty)
Kevin Crook (COFA)
Marketing, Advertising, and Publicity
Media Support (A/V) & Instructional Technology
Media Relations (Press Inquiries)
Alicia Dietrich (COFA)
Photography (Booking and Permissions)
Production Season Promotion and Sales
Promotion and Tenure
Student Worker Supervision
Staff Council (COFA)
Storage and Surplus
Student Affairs, Undergraduate
Student Affairs, Graduate
TXShop (Online Store)
Cassie Gholston(Primary Administrator)
Videography (Booking and Permissions)
Website and Social Networking