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How COVID-19 Affects Being Back On Campus

  • Classes are still scheduled to resume on January 18, 2021; however, these will be remote. In-person instruction will resume on January 25, 2021. For more information on the in-person class schedule, please view the Academic Calendar. The school will continue to operate in compliance with applicable health and safety regulations and will also be implementing plans to protect faculty, staff, and students who are especially at risk for COVID-19 infection.
  • Welcome Week for new students will consist of a variety of events that will help you adjust to life at Liberty! Welcome Week is all about getting connected to Liberty’s community and culture. You will connect with your residence hall, faculty, and staff from your department, and more! In an effort to limit large groups, the new student move-in date is Thursday, January 14, 2021. Returning students are required to return on January 15, 2021.
  • An updated schedule for in-person classes will be in place for the Spring 2021 semester. Liberty issued a revised academic calendar.
  • Medically high-risk students who still want to come to campus will have special accommodations. Liberty will make special accommodations for high-risk individuals to participate and will implement screening protocols, procedures to identify and isolate any COVID-19 infection, enhanced sanitation, and other special measures as appropriate. Students requesting or needing special accommodations should contact the Office of Disability and Academic Support (ODAS).
  • After the mandatory “Spring 2021 Quarantine Protocol” (January 15 through January 25), students may leave campus for employment, weekend, or overnight trips. Students who travel within the United States are not required to self-quarantine for 14 days upon their return to campus. Students are encouraged to conduct daily self-checks in accordance with VDH guidelines. Any person returning from international travel will be required to follow the CDC’s guidelines.
  • Guests on campus. To reduce the risk of bringing cases of COVID-19 to campus, guests (other than students, parents of resident students, employees, and those doing university business) are not allowed on campus. There are no trespassing signs, indicating that the University is closed to the public, posted at all entrances and major intersections on campus.

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