Claremont Graduate University’s campus reopens on Aug. 16. Fall classes begin Aug. 30.
Please note that many classes will continue to meet in an online flex format for the fall semester. Course modality and meeting times are noted in the class schedule.
The health and safety of our community continues to be the foremost priority as we implement a return to campus. CGU will continue to follow the guidance for higher education provided by the Los Angeles County of Public Health.
Vaccinations are the best defense against COVID-19. Vaccinations against COVID are required for any CGU community member returning to campus. The few members of our community with approved vaccine exemptions will participate in an ongoing weekly testing program. Free COVID-19 vaccines are available from the Student Health Services at TCCS for all CGU community members.
Thank you for your help in keeping the CGU community safe and for supporting a robust return to campus. We look forward to seeing our colleagues, continuing students, and new students in fall.
The majority of fall classes will be taught in the online flex modality. Please check the class schedule and with your instructor for details.
For enrolled students – If you do not see your class in Canvas, please ensure you are registered for the class. If your class is not visible in Canvas after Aug. 16, please contact the faculty member for assistance.
All travel must be approved by the provost or area vice president.
Faculty Research Travel
CGU is committed to supporting essential travel that advances faculty members’ research, education, and professional opportunities. At the same time, faculty travel during the pandemic poses unique personal and social responsibilities and logistical challenges. As global citizens, we each have a responsibility to the communities we visit and live within, and we are each responsible for the impact of our actions. This checklist is designed to help you make informed, responsible decisions, prior to traveling. Completion of this checklist is required for receiving reimbursement for university-sponsored travel.
When you have successfully completed and signed your checklist, a copy will be emailed to you automatically.
Please see the Faculty Travel Checklist and Travel Registry.
We urge all members of our community to consider the potential consequences of personal travel, including:
- Airlines may cancel/limit flights in or out of a country or region.
- The U.S. and other countries may apply additional quarantine measures.
- Countries you visit may decide to implement travel restrictions with very little notice, impacting your ability to return
- Re-entry to the U.S. could be restricted.
- Before your return to campus, CDC guidelines may require you to self-isolate depending on your travel and vaccination status.
- International students and foreign nationals should check their immigration documents before leaving the U.S. If you are unable to return to the U.S. for the start of the semester, your visa status may be impacted.
We encourage anyone who is planning travel to fill out the university’s Travel Registration Form. This will allow CGU to contact you in the event of a significant emergency or changing circumstances related to your travel destination.
CGU will reopen on Aug. 16. Fall classes begin Aug. 30
All CGU community members coming to campus must fill out the daily health symptom check list. If you are feeling ill, please refrain from coming to campus.
The CGU Facilities team continues to implement best practices for cleaning and sanitation in line with CDC and local health department guidance.
As CGU returns to campus, enhanced cleaning of classrooms, meeting spaces and offices will continue.
Optum-Coping-with-a-Public-Health-Event-Coronavirus.pdf is a guide that provides a helpful explanation of the current coronavirus outbreak from UnitedHealth Group. Also included are toll-free numbers for emotional support, checklists of things you should know and steps to help keep you healthy, as well as links to public health resources.
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Everyone is encouraged to follow the health and safety guidelines shared by the CDC and the Public Health Department.
COVID – Preventing Infections
The commitment to the health and safety of our community is paramount as we implement a phased return to campus. We encourage everyone to continue to follow guidelines designed to prevent infections.
If you are not feeling well, please stay home and contact your appropriate health care provider.
If you suspect you might be infected with the COVID-19 virus, call your doctor’s office, urgent care, or the emergency room for advice on whether you should seek medical attention. CGU insurance providers have published Remote Visit Information. To minimize the risk of spreading infection, medical facilities want to ensure that they are prepared before you arrive to seek treatment.
CGU COVID-19 Campus Communications
- Office of Marketing & Communications: Answering Your Questions From Our COVID Webinar (8/30/2021)
- Office of Marketing & Communications: Additional Guidance Regarding Return to Campus (8/25/2021)
- Office of the Provost: Fall 2021 Return: Provost Message to Faculty (8/20/2021)
- Office of Human Resources: Reminder: Campus Requirements (8/18/21)
- Dean of Students: Immediate Action Required by All CGU Students | Fall 2021 Compliance (8/17/21)
- Office of Human Resources: Guidance for Campus Reopening (8/10/21)
- Office of the President: CGU Vaccination Update (7/28/21)
- Office of the President: Updated Links: Return to Campus Protocol (7/20/21)
- Office of Human Resources: Face Coverings required inside CGU buildings for all individuals (7/16/21)
- Office of Human Resources: Cal/OSHA UPDATES (7/12/21)
- Office of the President: CGU Return to Campus Update (5/6/21)