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Return to Campus Steps

 

The university’s transition back to residential teaching, learning and research will be done in a measured, disciplined way that provides for the safety and well-being of the students, faculty, employees and the greater community. UW will move through each of the following steps while continually evaluating the safety of all constituents. Review the Aug. 13 "Student Townhall" informational slides here for more details.

 

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PHASE 1 GROUP

1,500 students allowed to return to campus

The following student populations will be permitted to return to campus beginning Aug. 24. This phase will last through Sept. 4.

  • Students Currently in Residential Housing
    • Athletes
    • Residence Assistants
    • Fraternity & Sorority Life
  • Early Return Programs Already on Campus
    • ROTC
    • Speech Language Pathology Graduate Students
    • WWAMI
    • Junior nursing students
    • Law Summer Institute & first year law students
    • Bridge Program
    • Graduate students with Dean approval
    • Students who meet the housing exception
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PHASE 2 Group

Increase to 3,500 students allowed on campus

In addition to Phase 1 student groups, the following student populations will be permitted to return to campus beginning Sept. 7.

This phase will last through Sept. 25.

  • All phase 1 students
  • Students taking face face-to-face and First Year Seminars
  • All first year students in residence halls
  • All Law Students
  • LRCC
  • PharmD – P1 students

 

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PHASE 3 GROUP

All students welcomed back to campus

Beginning Sept. 28, all students will be welcomed back to UW's campus with an expanded mix of on-campus and hybrid / hyflex instruction. Campus buildings will also be open to the fullest capacity while promoting social distancing.

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PHASE 4 GROUP

All students depart campus for remote instruction

Beginning Nov. 16, all courses and final exams will be conducted online for the remainder of the semester*. Students living in the residence halls must depart expect for those granted exceptions. Ongoing research will continue with appropriate social distancing.

* Course exams that require in in-person component will be tested prior to this phase

 

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