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University Messages and Updates

How Rochester is responding to COVID-19

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August 11, 2020 | 08:13 am

Quarantine message to all international students

A message from Ravi Shankar, director of the International Services Office, to international students regarding quarantine, move-in, and housing options.

topics: All Students, Fall 2020, Health Monitoring, Housing, International Students,
University Operations
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August 10, 2020 | 08:38 am

Faculty Club to be closed this fall

The Faculty Club will be closed for the fall 2020 semester. The space will be reconfigured as a take-out only space with to-go meals.

topics: Dining, Fall 2020,
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August 6, 2020 | 09:26 am

Wilson Day moves to new format

The Wilson Day tradition of community service for first-year students will include an expanded array of activities throughout the 2020–21 academic year.

topics: Student Activities,
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August 5, 2020 | 04:53 pm

Further update on the fall athletic season

The NCAA Division III Presidents Council has canceled 2020 fall sport championships, likely resulting in no games for Rochester teams this fall.

topics: Fall 2020, Student Activities,
Students
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August 3, 2020 | 09:58 pm

River Campus Libraries innovates in a pandemic summer

A new system means you will soon be able to check remotely to see how many people are using the Rush Rhees Library at any one time.

topics: Academics, All Students, Facilities, Libraries, Physical Distancing,
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July 24, 2020 | 02:51 pm

Update on financial recovery and furlough program

University leaders provide an update on the institution's financial recovery and active measures, including furloughs, hiring freeze, and remote work.

topics: Financial Matters, Furloughs, Human Resources, Remote Work,
Faculty and Staff
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June 25, 2020 | 09:22 am

Phase 4 guidance for remote work

The University continues to require that those employees working from home continue to do so unless approved to return by leadership.

topics: Human Resources, Remote Work,
Faculty and Staff
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May 15, 2020 | 08:20 pm

Remote working continues in NY’s Phase 1

The Coronavirus University Restart Team announces that all staff who have been working remotely since March should continue to do so until further notice.

topics: Remote Work,
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May 13, 2020 | 03:07 pm

Reopening research labs at the University

The University outlines a phased approach to restarting research activities in accordance with state guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19.

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April 27, 2020 | 02:00 pm

Message to All URMC Employees Regarding Staff Furloughs

Medical Center leadership announces a temporary workforce reduction plan at URMC to address financial challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

topics: Financial Matters, Furloughs, Human Resources, Medical Center,
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April 15, 2020 | 10:31 am

Responding to the Financial Challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic

President Sarah Mangelsdorf and senior leaders outline steps the University is taking to sustain operations during the coronavirus pandemic.

topics: All Students, Employee Benefits, Financial Matters, Furloughs, Human Resources, Staffing and Hiring,
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March 30, 2020 | 11:04 am

Message to Prospective Graduate Students

Melissa Sturge-Apple, vice provost and University dean of graduate education, offers reassurance and guidance to prospective graduate students.

topics: Academics, Admissions, All Students, Fall 2020,
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March 28, 2020 | 01:49 pm

HR Updates Regarding COVID-19

Updates to non-Medical Center managers from Human Resources regarding hiring, performance evaluations, staffing needs, and more.

topics: Human Resources, Staffing and Hiring,
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March 25, 2020 | 06:08 pm

Update on S/F Policy for Spring 2020

The Dean’s Office in AS&E clarifies academic policies and announces decision to extend deadline for students to select the letter grade option to April 10.

topics: Academics, All Students,
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March 20, 2020 | 03:24 pm

Important HR Information for University Faculty and Staff

University leadership announces a commitment to continuing full salary and benefits for all part-time and full-time faculty and staff for the foreseeable future.

topics: Employee Benefits, Human Resources, Policies, Remote Work,
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March 20, 2020 | 07:34 am

Urgent Update on Global Travel

All University of Rochester travelers abroad are strongly advised to return immediately either to the U.S. or their home country. 

topics: All Students, Travel,
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March 15, 2020 | 04:55 pm

Important HR Information and Resources

University leaders address guidelines for operations, reporting to work, unexpected childcare issues, or essential staffing.

topics: Human Resources, Remote Work, Staffing and Hiring,
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March 7, 2020 | 06:19 pm

Important update: Travel and event guidance

The University of Rochester issues new restrictions and guidelines for travel, events, and meetings that will be in effect now through April 15.

topics: Travel,
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March 5, 2020 | 12:05 pm

COVID-19 Travel Restrictions and Precautions

This update includes the latest travel precautions, guidance, and advisories in place, as well as details on how the University is addressing COVID-19.

topics: All Students, Travel,
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