Fall 2021 Information

Key Fall Opening Components

  • The University will hold full in-person residential instruction with the semester beginning as scheduled Aug. 23 and ending Dec. 17, and including the traditional fall and Thanksgiving breaks. Additional information is available in the fall academic calendar.
  • The University will return to nearly 100% fully in-person classes and will not offer remote study during the 2021­–22 academic year. The exception is certain classes in the School of Professional & Continuing Studies, which were previously conducted online.
  • The University will open for the fall in the Lime Stage of our Physical Distancing Framework.
  • Vaccines: To promote the health of our community and continue to move our community forward together, the University will require all students, faculty, and staff to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Masks: In light of the recent rise in COVID-19 cases, we have revised our mask policy. The University’s mask policy focuses on those factors most closely associated with transmission of COVID-19, including vaccination status and the size and density of meetings, events, and gathering places.
  • Move-In: In order to maintain the required physical distancing within our residential areas and to decrease congestion during the move-in and COVID-19 testing processes, the University has staggered move-in for new and returning students.