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 January 27, 2021.

 

Phased Return to Campus Schedule - Spring 2021

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.

Spring 2021 Phase 1 Starts November 30

Select labs and research continue operations on campus and in field

Spring 2021 Phase 2 Starts January 4

Limited on-campus operations; some faculty and staff begin to return to campus

Spring 2021 Phase 3 Starts January 15

Plan for students to begin to return to campus for Spring 2021 semester

Phased Reopening Plan - Spring 2021

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
Mask Usage Required Required Required
Student Clubs, Groups, Teams, Organizations Remote Remote Face to face per physical distancing requirements
Student Facilities (Gym, Library, Lounges) Closed Closed Limited availability to residential students in the Study in Place begins Jan. 20, per physical distancing requirements; Commuter and Off-Campus Student access begins Feb. 1, with the resumption of on-ground classes beginning on Feb. 3.
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.

 

Campus Health & Safety Overview