In SVSU’s continuing efforts to protect and promote the health and safety of all who come to SVSU and to comply with the State of Michigan Executive Orders and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) guidance, the following requirements are effective immediately until further notice, and are subject to updates:
Non-medical grade face coverings/masks are required in any enclosed public space, unless an individual cannot medically tolerate a face covering.
All students, faculty, staff, and visitors must wear a face-covering/mask in the following indoor locations and when conducting certain activities:
The final two weeks of the fall 2020 semester will be conducted through online and remote instruction, so that students do not need to return to campus after Thanksgiving break. SVSU will begin its fall semester on Monday, Aug. 31, as scheduled.
“We want our students, faculty and staff to be safe, and this is one prudent measure we can take to reduce potential transmission of COVID-19 in the event of a late fall resurgence,” said Donald Bachand, SVSU president. “Most on-campus operations will continue, and we plan for academic and student support services, such as Zahnow Library, to be open after Thanksgiving, following appropriate health and safety protocols.”
SVSU plans to return for face-to-face instruction for the winter 2021 semester, subject to health conditions at the time. We made the decision now to move the end of the fall semester online to allow students and faculty to prepare accordingly and thus avoid the disruption some experienced this past spring.
We anticipate that students who choose to return to their residence halls after Thanksgiving break will be allowed to do so. Students who check out of their residence halls prior to Thanksgiving will be eligible for partial refunds.
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