December 22, 2021
As you heard earlier from Provost Kumar, Vice Provost Gange, and me, the university is strongly recommending that students who are leaving the area for the holidays not return to campus or Baltimore until after January 18, 2022, unless you are participating in an approved university-sponsored program that requires you to be in person. This step was taken as part of our planning for an in-person spring semester and in response to the current increase in COVID cases related to the omicron variant. Delaying your return, along with other measures, such as required booster shots, will help ensure that the spring semester can be conducted safely. Nearly all Homewood Winter Intersession courses and events planned prior to January 18 are being moved to a virtual format; changes to class modality are underway within SIS.
If you require financial assistance to change your travel plans, please complete this online form or visit the COVID-19 Financial Aid Resource page. All requests will be prioritized according to financial need and approved on a case-by-case basis.
Residential students should not return to the residence halls prior to January 18 unless participating in an approved program and must register with the Housing Office. Please note there will be limited in-person services, including limited grab-and-go dining, prior to January 18. Residential students will only have access to the residence hall in which they reside, and will not be allowed to have guests, including overnight guests.
Vice Provost for Student Health and Well-Being
and Interim Vice Provost for Student Affairs