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University Messages and Updates

The latest COVID-19 information for the University community

Recent updates and announcements

Health and Safety
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September 24, 2020 | 12:38 pm

COVID-19 testing update from UHS

Additional details from University Health Service about the surveillance testing program, COVID-19 testing for off-campus students, and other options for COVID-19 testing.

topics: All Students, Health Monitoring, September 2020,
Health and Safety
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September 23, 2020 | 12:23 pm

Updates on COVID-19 protocols and new student space options

Clarifying dos and don'ts related to eating and drinking on campus, masks and social distancing requirements for indoor and outdoor spaces, and personal travel for students.

topics: All Students, Dining, Facilities, Housing, PPE, September 2020,
Faculty and Staff
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September 21, 2020 | 09:43 am

Upcoming online teaching resource workshops

Faculty can take part in a series of one-hour "how-to" workshops, from using various discussion board tools, to providing a platform for asynchronous student presentations.

topics: Remote Work, September 2020, Support Services, Tech Support,
Students
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September 21, 2020 | 09:32 am

New study space options on campus

Additional space on River Campus is now available to all students for group or individual study in the evening. Students must follow safety guidelines in these spaces.

topics: Academics, All Students, September 2020, Student Services,
Students
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September 16, 2020 | 09:58 am

Virtual writing support for graduate students and postdocs

The Graduate Writing Project is offering virtual writing support this semester for AS&E graduate students and postdocs with one-on-one sessions, workshops, and more.

topics: Academics, Graduate Students, Postdocs, September 2020, Student Services,
Health and Safety
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September 14, 2020 | 02:28 pm

What would happen during a ‘pause’?

See the plan for class instruction, campus operations, and more if 100 or more positive COVID-19 cases emerge among students, faculty and staff within a two-week period.

topics: Academics, All Students, Facilities, Housing, Human Resources, September 2020, Student Activities, Student Services,
Health and Safety
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September 2, 2020 | 09:21 pm

Adding more fresh air to indoor spaces

University Facilities and Services has been working to update air circulation in residential, administrative, and academic buildings.

topics: Facilities, September 2020,
Students
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September 1, 2020 | 09:23 am

Graduate student town hall on September 2

The event is from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. EDT, and will cover COVID-19 policies, public health, support, and a live Q&A with University leaders.

topics: All Students, Graduate Students, Postdocs, September 2020,
Students
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September 1, 2020 | 08:40 am

Public Health Ambassador program for students

Full-time undergraduate and graduate students can become an ambassador. Ambassadors will help promote safety practices and guidelines amid COVID-19.

topics: All Students, Physical Distancing, September 2020,
University Operations
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August 31, 2020 | 03:31 pm

Guidance on fall semester events, guests and visitors

The latest guidance on the types of events that can go forward this semester, how to manage and host them safely, and updated policies for visitors and guests on campus.

topics: All Students, August 2020, Fall 2020, Human Resources, Physical Distancing,
University Operations
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August 28, 2020 | 02:37 pm

Goergen Athletic Center reopens

The GAC has reopened for full-time students only. The facility is not available for faculty, staff, or guest use.

topics: All Students, August 2020, Facilities,
Students
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August 25, 2020 | 08:47 am

Spring 2021 semester schedule

The spring semester start and end dates across the University have been set. See the schedule for your unit.

topics: Academics, All Students, August 2020, Spring 2021,
Health and Safety
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August 21, 2020 | 08:47 am

University on-campus mask distribution

Students, faculty, and staff on campus can obtain a free cloth face mask. See the distribution details.

topics: All Students, August 2020, Fall 2020, PPE,
Health and Safety
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August 17, 2020 | 09:05 am

COVID incident report form available to express concerns

Students, faculty, and staff can use the COVID-19 Concern Report form if they observe an individual or group not following COVID safety guidelines.

topics: All Students, August 2020, Physical Distancing, PPE, Support Services,
Faculty and Staff
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August 13, 2020 | 02:50 pm

University statement about workplace flexibility

The University issues a statement about workplace flexibility and outlines considerations for managers and employees as our campuses reopen.

topics: August 2020, Human Resources, Remote Work,
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: August 2020, Dining, Fall 2020,
Students
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August 7, 2020 | 02:55 pm

How to find classroom assignments for fall 2020

The University has published a classroom assignments document to provide information on courses for fall 2020, including online or in-person format.

topics: Academics, August 2020, Fall 2020,
Students
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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: August 2020, 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, August 2020, Facilities, Libraries, Physical Distancing,

Messages from the President and University administration

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