COVID-Read: Spring Semester Restart Plans

Clarkson Students & Families,

We are entering the home stretch of the Fall Semester and want to acknowledge the tremendous work by our entire University community towards the health and safety of all of its members.  As of today, we have no students in isolation and no active known cases of COVID-19 among our faculty, staff or students.  Vigilance continues.  

While Fall Semester education continues to be moving smoothly towards our final exams that conclude right before Thanksgiving, we are actively planning for the Spring Semester and welcoming students back to campus in the New Year.  

We know dates and pre-arrival protocols are important to get to you now.  Here is a quick summary and additional information and details will be forthcoming based on each student’s specific circumstances.  

Return to Campus: 

  • Travel Advisory State Move-In:  We are monitoring potential changes to NYS Travel Advisory directives that Governor Cuomo suggested earlier this week. Until those change, students who live in or return from a state in the NYS Travel Advisory will need to complete the mandatory 14-day quarantine on campus, a location in New York State or in a state that is not on the list.   This list is currently updated every Tuesday.  Campus move-in for these students will be January 2, 2021. 
  • Other Move-In: Student move-in for students who do not have to quarantine will begin on Sunday, January 17, 2021.
  • Remote Start Date: The semester will begin remotely on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 for all students.  We will resume in-person classes beginning on Monday, January 18, 2021.  
  • Breaks:  We will again be asking students to stay on campus for the duration of the semester through final exams.  We will be working with student leaders to restructure plans that are alternatives to breaks and spreading them throughout the semester. 
  • COVID-19 Testing:  To return to campus, students will need to submit a negative result from a COVID-19 RT-PCR test from a specimen taken within seven days prior to arrival on campus; Students will be tested again seven to 10 days from that first specimen date and surveillance testing will continue throughout the semester.  

If you have any questions, please contact  

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