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West Texas A&M University has been named the No. 1 safest school in Texas and in the Top 10 of the United States, and we are committed to keeping our Buffalo community safe.

The WT community is prepared for the fall 2021 semester. The campus is fully open for in-person course instruction and events. Campus status modifications will be at the direction of The State of Texas, The Texas A&M University System, and local health agencies. 

The University is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation. Information can be found on the COVID-19 webpage and by e-mail at

The following protocols are in effect for the fall semester to help ensure the safety of the WT community.

  • Standard cleaning protocols will resume across all campuses. Hand sanitizer and wipes are provided in campus facilities.
  • Contract tracing will continue to be conducted by WT. Please report if you have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19 or if you test positive for COVID-19 to
  • COVID-19 testing and vaccines are available for free to faculty, staff, and students through Student Medical Services.
  • Persons should feel free to wear face coverings.
  • COVID-19 close-contact and positive test isolation/quarantine protocols are different for persons who have and who have not received a COVID-19 vaccine. Please contact for details.
  • Guenther Hall is designated as student isolation/quarantine housing. 

WT encourages you to be diligent in helping mitigate COVID-19 infections by using good personal hygiene, limiting your personal exposure, and by staying home and getting tested if you have any COVID-19 symptoms.

STUDENTS, you are encouraged to apply for WT Cares funding, which can be used to address financial hardship, including tuition and fees, housing and food, medical expenses, and lack of educational support and supplies, including technology.