On the home stretch

May 13, 2022

Dear Undergraduates,

Congratulations on all you have accomplished this academic year! 

We share your excitement and determination as you approach your last exams and the final week of this semester. This year has presented so many additional challenges for you to overcome as you not only focus on your studies but also on keeping yourself and others safe. We are proud of all you have accomplished, and we encourage you to continue your diligence in promoting the health of our community in these last few days of the academic year.

As you know, we continue to require masks at indoor campus events of 50 or more people, in study areas, in our libraries, and in our classrooms. We have also reinstated twice-weekly testing for all undergraduates, including for seniors in the week leading up to commencement. (Please check covidinfo.jhu.edu for some testing location schedule changes next week.)

Even with these measures and the near universal rate of vaccination among our students, faculty, and staff, it’s a good idea to exercise caution and mask in other settings as well. No one wants COVID to complicate their end of semester plans. We have masks readily available at our testing sites, at the front desk of the O’Connor Recreation and Well-Being Center, and at our library and residence hall front desks. Our shared goal is to ensure that our students can successfully and safely conclude the academic year.

We are grateful for your collaboration in our campus efforts to support a safe ending to the school year and share our very best wishes as you complete your finals and get ready for the summer ahead.


Rachelle Hernandez
Vice Provost for Student Affairs

Kevin Shollenberger
Vice Provost for Student Health & Well-Being