Planning for a Successful Fall Semester
Over the past year, we have confronted – and confidently overcome – unprecedented challenges and obstacles that have impacted in far-reaching ways how we live, learn, work, and interact with others. You should take great pride in how our community has responded, and be proud of all you have continued to achieve facing such adversity.
It appears that with widespread availability of several highly effective COVID-19 vaccines, we can now see a light at the end of the tunnel. To that end, we have spent considerable time recently planning for the Fall 2021 semester.
Our hope and expectation is that by the start of the Fall 2021 semester in August the impact of the pandemic will be significantly reduced. While we cannot make promises at this time, we are looking forward to being able to return to many of our pre-pandemic norms in terms of class formats, student life, and other staples of the University of New Haven experience.
Based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local public health authorities, we believe our campus will be able to roll back some of the comprehensive health measures put in place to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Fall 2021 Operations
If the number of COVID-19 cases are low and controlled, and if our University community attains an 85 percent level of natural or acquired COVID-19 immunity before July 1, 2021, we anticipate we may be able to change the following policies for Fall 2021: