CVAD Continuity of Teaching and Learning

Bookmark this page for updates. You can learn more about UNT’s response to COVID-19 on the UNT Health Alerts website,, which is updated regularly with the latest information.


March 31 — Message for Students: Are you struggling financially due to COVID-19? Please visit the Start Green Stay Green web page and submit the webform at the bottom of the page.

March 27, 8:55 a.m — UNT professors offer 10 tips for maintaining mental health during isolation

March 23, 12:30 p.m. From CVAD IT: New Due Date for CVAD Equipment Checked Out by Students

All students who have checked out equipment from the College of Visual Arts and Design now have an extended due date of April 6, 2020.

Note: The Art Building Student Computer Lab, Room 375, will be open only through March 24, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for students who may need to check out equipment, including laptops and sewing machines. Continue to check this web page for information updates to CVAD-related news.

March 20, 12:30 p.m. — COVID-19 Update: Commencement Postponed

March 19, 3 p.m. From CVAD IT: How to install Adobe Creative Cloud on a Personal Device

March 19, 2 p.m. — CVAD Hours of Operation

In response to present health alerts, we are moving to protect the health and safety of our students, staff, and faculty as best we are able. To that end, effective March 19, 2020, the CVAD Building will be open only Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All classrooms in the building are now locked, and there will be no access until further notice.

Lab hours for the CVAD Student Computer Lab, Digital Fabrication Lab, Textiles Fabrication Lab, and Photo Documentation Lab are available at by visiting the CVAD IT Services web page for Labs. Hours listed there will apply until further notice. 

The CVAD Woodshop, Art Building, Room 490, will be open starting March 23 from 1–4 p.m., Monday through Thursday until further notice.

Effective March 19, all student — graduate and undergraduate — swipe access to the Art Building has been rescinded until further notice. CVAD graduate students will continue to have access to their own graduate studio spaces. 

All swipe access to the Fashion Design classrooms, Art Building rooms 243, 250 and 254, has been rescinded until further notice. 

CVAD full-time faculty and staff will continue to have the swipe access to the building, mailroom and print room.

March 19, 10 a.m. — Shifting from Classroom to Online Learning Anywhere

Message to CVAD Students:

Thank you for your patience as our faculty and staff worked to create a plan to shift your instruction for the remainder of the semester. Students with fully online instruction will maintain the same instruction.

Your health and safety are our top priorities. To ensure that your academic experience remains of the highest quality, it was important that we took this time to prepare.

You can learn about how each of your courses will be delivered through the UNT Online website,

In many cases, your faculty will be using Canvas,, the UNT learning management system, and Zoom,, remote conferencing services, to provide you as rich a learning experience as possible. For those classes that will continue to meet on-campus, we will be using social distancing to structure them for student and faculty safety.

For specific changes to each of your courses, each of your faculty members will be contacting you to let you know what is going to happen with your class between now and the end of the semester. If you have particular concerns or questions about any of your classes, please reach out to your instructor or program coordinator through email or the Canvas portal.

We will continue to provide high-quality instruction so that you can succeed, progress, and achieve your academic goals. UNT is committed to the health and safety of everyone in our community. 

Thank you for your patience. Stay safe and stay distanced.

Greg Watts