a table in stephens hall offers hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes. A sign says "Clean & Care"

CBE welcomes 3,200 plus students for unprecedented fall term

TU and the College of Business and Economics are back to school for a semester unlike anyone has experienced. 

CBE students are not just smart, they’re resilient. That’s why this fall, the college welcomes more than 3,200 undergraduate and graduate students to take classes online and in-person. True, Stephens Hall and the greater TU campus are not the same as when we left it in March of this year. It has necessarily adjusted and improved for health and safety. 

Luckily, CBE has dedicated faculty and caring staff that have put their heads together to design a semester that will be challenging yet rewarding and student centered–just like every other semester. But, this semester, syllabi will reflect wha was learned from remote teaching in the spring, and faculty members will integrate what worked and what didn’t and teach innovative, socially distanced lessons that match the changing industry. 

CBE students are not just smart, they’re resilient.

In Stephens Hall, we have been long awaiting the arrival of students. Carefully designed social distancing tools have been placed throughout the iconic building – a first in its 100 plus years. Stickers and signs line the floors, walls, and doors indicating where to sit and walk. Sanitation stations have been placed at every exit. To ensure adequate space to study, CBE opened rooms 115, 204, and 311 to students for studying and accessing campus wifi in-between classes 

Although in-person communication is limited, students have more options this semester to communicate with their professors, departments and student services by phone or email at any time during business hours. Communication is key, and when one modality closes, another opens. Professional Development Partners (PDPs) will continue to provide students virtual advising on academic and career goals this semester. The CBE Writing Lab will also be holding virtual appointments so students can work one-on-one with a writing mentor. 

The new virtual social space makes attending CBE events this year easier than ever. The annual Accounting Open House, CBE Fall Career FairMentHER program, new Data Analytics competition and Live Strategy Case Competition, to name a few, will all be virtual this semester. Interviews and events held over Zoom gives business casual a new meaning! 

See the college’s contact us page for in-person hours and contact information.