Currently all employees and students – regardless of vaccination status – are required to wear a mask indoors while on campus. In addition to wearing masks indoors, individuals who are unvaccinated must also wear a mask outdoors when social distancing is not possible.
Our safest defense against the spread of COVID is vaccination. The CSU recently updated its vaccination policy on July 27, announcing that effective immediately, all students and employees who come to campus must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a medical or religious exemption. Proof of vaccination is required by Sept. 30. Prior to the deadline, unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated individuals will be required to participate in a weekly testing program and adhere to campus masking protocols. After Sept. 30, unvaccinated individuals with an approved exemption will be required to continue weekly testing and masking protocols when on campus.
We are on track for a majority of our classes to be taught with an in-person component this fall, but there are a variety of other formats available, including synchronous online, asynchronous online, blended, hybrid, and live and online. A website has been created to help students understand the differences in format. The class schedule was shaped by student input and designed to offer maximum flexibility with in-person, online and hybrid options.
It is our goal to give students who are ready for on-campus experiences the opportunity to be fully immersed in student life. We are kicking off the fall semester in true Cougar style with a full calendar of Weeks of Welcome events, and a full calendar of events throughout the semester.
For on-campus and university-sponsored events, masks are required when indoors regardless of vaccination status. Individuals who are unvaccinated must also wear a mask outdoors when social distancing is not possible. Masking remains optional outdoors for vaccinated individuals, though for certain outdoor events there may be masking requirements based on the number of attendees. Virtual events and programming will continue to be offered.
Staff transitioned back to campus in August. Many of our campus spaces have returned to pre-pandemic hours. Dining Services is also ready for your return. All campus eateries are open. The University Bookstore is open for in-store shopping.