Resources for the CSE community during COVID-19

In these unsettling and changing times, we're here for you!

Top 5 things you need to know - updated 3/31/21


Back on campus in Fall 2021: The University of Minnesota announced on March 12, 2021 that all of its campuses (Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester and the Twin Cities) are planning to return to fully on-campus operations this fall. Read the full news release.


CSE Commencement will be virtual with in-person department celebrations for undergraduates: CSE will host a collegewide virtual celebration for both undergraduate and graduate students. Academic departments will also host smaller, in-person celebrations for undergraduates. Learn more about Commencement on the Undergraduate Commencement webpage and the Graduate Student Commencement webpage.


University travel: The restriction on all international travel for University business by students, faculty, and staff has been extended to April 30, 2021. However, faculty, staff, and graduate students may apply for an exception to the restriction.


Work from home: All employees who can work from home should continue doing so through at least August 2, 2021. If you need to return to campus sooner than August 2 to conduct your work, please work with your supervisor to coordinate a return and to update your unit’s sunrise plan as needed. Read more in the March 16, 2021 message from President Gabel.


University Sunrise Plan: Twin Cities faculty, staff, postdoctoral students, and graduate assistants should follow the unit-level process to request to return to their worksite. This includes a new form to make the request. Visit the Sunrise Plan web page for more information. Download a guide for department in-person, on-campus events (PDF).

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As College of Science and Engineering students, faculty and staff are all doing their part to combat and cope with COVID-19. Read stories about specific research, innovation, and teaching on the CSE News and Features page.

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Stay up-to-date on the coronavirus

The University of Minnesota is closely monitoring the emerging public health concern involving the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Check for the most up-to-date information on the Safe Campus website.