Select labs and research continue operations on campus and in field
Phased Plan for Return to Campus - Spring 2021: Overview
The following Road Map outlines how the University will re-engage on campus for the Spring 2021 semester. We will move to each phase as quickly and as carefully as possible.
This page was updated December 8, 2020.
We will begin to resume campus activities in a phased approach. As we begin to return to campus, we must be ready to provide as safe an environment as is possible for our community members as we move through the phases of re-engagement.
Click on an image below to read more about each phase of reopening.
Limited on-campus operations; some faculty and staff begin to return to campus
Plan for students to begin to return to campus for Spring 2021 semester
Please note dates are subject to change based on government regulations and health advisories.
|Item||Phase 1 (Nov. 30, 2020)||Phase 2 (Jan. 4, 2021)||Phase 3 (Jan. 15, 2021)|
|Essential/Student Facing Employee Work Location||On-Campus||On-Campus||On-Campus|
|Non-Student Facing Employee Work Location||Remote||Remote||Remote (or On-Campus Only with Permission of Supervisor)|
|Physical Distancing Requirements (Minimum 6 Feet)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Student Clubs, Groups, Teams, Organizations||Remote||Remote||Face to face per physical distancing requirements|
|Student Facilities (Gym, Library, Lounges)||Closed||Closed||Open on Feb. 1, per physical distancing requirements; Commuter and Off-Campus Student access begins with the resumption of in-person classes on Feb. 1.|
|University-owned Residence Halls||Open only to those unable to return to permanent residence||Open only to those unable to return to permanent residence and pre-approved to stay on campus in Phase 2||Open; All resident students will study in place on campus through January 31.|
|University-owned Apartments & Residences||Open||Open||Open; All resident students will study in place on campus through January 31.|
|Dining Services||Closed||Closed||Dining resumes per Health Department and physical distancing requirements. Meals will be carry out only, through January 31. Commuter meal plans begin Feb. 1.|
|University sponsored travel||Restricted: approval necessary from Provost (academic travel) or CFO (administrative travel)||Restricted: approval necessary from Provost (academic travel) or CFO (administrative travel)||Restricted: approval necessary from Provost (academic travel) or CFO (administrative travel)|
|COVID-19 Testing||N/A||TBD||All students and employees must have a negative molecular SARS-COV2 RT-PCR test taken within 5 business days of their return to campus|
|14-Day Quarantine||N/A||Required for anyone coming to campus from a high COVID positive state currently subject to travel restrictions by the State of Connecticut||Study in place on campus required for ALL residential students through January 31. 14-Day in-Connecticut quarantine required for any commuter or off-campus student, or employee, coming to campus from a high COVID positive state currently subject to travel restrictions by the State of Connecticut|
|Wellness Checks||Required daily for non-remote students and employees||Required daily for non-remote students and employees||Required daily for non-remote students and employees|
All aspects of this proposed phasing is subject to CDC guidelines and public health guidance from the State of Connecticut.