On Thursday, Dec. 30, the university announced that all students, faculty and staff who will be on campus during winter session are required to test for COVID-19 at a university testing site for the first week of January. In addition, the majority of winter session classes will shift to an online format for the first week.
As students geared up for the fall semester — packing their shower caddies, glancing over their syllabi and most crucially, getting their COVID-19 vaccines — the health experts at the university monitored COVID-19 data locally and nationally to create its plans and mandates for the semester.
At the beginning of the Fall 2021 semester, students must wear masks in campus buildings — including classrooms, hallways, laboratories, residence halls, dining halls and offices — whether or not they are vaccinated.
All club participants received an email saying that in-person club practice had been approved on March 1, but the university again decided to suspend all club sports shortly after that email was sent out.