Return to campus resources for the CSE community

In these rapidly-changing times, we're here for you!

Top things you need to know - updated 9/2/21


Back on campus in Fall 2021: The University of Minnesota announced 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.


Mask requirement on campus: Relying on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and with the advice of our University public health experts, the University of Minnesota is again requiring that all students, staff, faculty, contractors, and visitors to our campuses, offices, and facilities, statewide, wear facial coverings while indoors, regardless of vaccination status.. Learn more by visiting the face coverings information webpage.


Vaccination information: The University of Minnesota continues to strongly encourage all members of our community to get vaccinated, and the University will now add the COVID-19 vaccine to those already required for students. The vaccine is safe, prevents serious illness or death, and ensures we are all safer as a community. Our “Get the Vax 2.0 website” can help answer any questions you or your family may have about the vaccines. Vaccinations are available at Boynton Health.


Building access: The University is working to balance public access to campus with greater security and will offer limited public hours in certain buildings, while allowing some buildings to require a U Card to enter. All faculty, staff and students should carry their U Card at all times when on campus, to ensure access. If you need a U Card, avoid the lines, upload your photo, and pick up your card early, if possible.


Flexible staff schedules: As staff return to campus, the University of Minnesota issued Work. With Flexibility. guidance that governs flexible work arrangements. The college also offers guidance on flexible work arrangements in CSE that reinforces key aspects of the University’s approach and includes additional guidance at the college level. For more information on campus parking or public transit, visit the Parking and Transportation Services Return to Campus website.


Prep your tech: With many employees returning to campus for some or all work, now is the time to ensure that devices are updated and can connect to campus wifi, and that devices can connect to a printer. The Return to Campus: Technology Pointers webpage contains instructions and guidance to help address common technical issues. The CSE-IT Service Desk is also available whenever assistance is needed.

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