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Prepare to Return

Our ultimate goal is to carefully and deliberately return our community to campus, while also protecting the health of our students, faculty and staff and aligning with federal, municipal and local guidelines as well as COVID-19 best practices.

When it is time to return, based on both internal and external factors, use these webpages to begin preparing to return as an individual or unit. 

For Individuals

Familiarize yourself with requirements for returning to campus.


Students returning to campus must follow certain community standards while on campus. These include abiding by safety standards, complying with COVID-19 testing efforts, health monitoring and more. See details.

Faculty and Staff 

Faculty and staff returning to campus should refer to the University's Return to Campus Policy. It covers conditions for returning to campus. An Alternative Work Policy is also available as an option for faculty and staff required to return to in-person campus work activities or who support ongoing academic research.

For Schools, Units and Offices

The Return to Campus Fall 2020 Plans identified unit-specific needs and aligned this with campus planning and operations.  As the pandemic continues to evolve and we prepare to return our entire campus community, it is necessary that we update these plans for the winter quarter.  The Winter 2021 Return to Campus Refresh Plans will build-upon the Fall 2020 Return to Campus Plans and will be updated to align with winter quarter planning assumptions and tenants. 

toolkit of planning resources for schools and units is available, and even if you aren’t leading the planning for your department, a review of these materials may help prepare you for what things may look like when you return to work.