Claremont Graduate University has announced plans for a phased return to campus. Limited campus presence is expected for module II summer session beginning in July and a full return of staff and faculty by Aug. 16 for a fall term start date of Aug. 30.


Returning to Campus

It is expected that all staff members will return to campus or have a telecommute agreement in place by Aug. 16. Some departments may opt for an earlier return depending on operational need. CGU will follow the CDC and county public health guidelines regarding requirements for mask wearing, social distancing and other precautions.


Campus Procedures

Vaccination/Screening Requirements

Vaccinations are the best defense against COVID-19.

CGU will require the COVID-19 vaccine for students, staff, and faculty who plan to return to campus for the fall semester. Proof of vaccination must be submitted at least two weeks prior to your return, and no later than August 1. This requirement does not apply to Individuals working remotely. Free COVID-19 vaccines are available from the Student Health Services at TCCS for all CGU community members.

Staff members are asked to upload a copy of their vaccine card to Human Resources. Those choosing not to receiving a COVID-19 vaccination for medical or religious reasons are asked to file an exemption form with Human Resources. Vaccination cards and exemption forms will be kept confidential and are not included in personnel files.

Staff members that request an exemption from vaccination will be required to participate in COVID-19 testing at a regular frequency. Testing will take place at Student Health Services. The complete testing process – from sample to result is approximately 15 minutes. Testing should be completed before the beginning of your workday.


During the campus shutdown, all buildings on campus have been cleaned and sanitized. Enhanced cleaning procedures will remain in place when employees and students return to campus. Sanitation stations are being installed in classrooms and other high-volume areas.

Face Coverings

CGU will follow the CDC and county public health guidelines regarding requirements for mask wearing, social distancing and other precautions. Any CGU community member may opt to wear a face covering while on campus even if not mandated.

Proactive Health Monitoring

It is important that we all continue to monitor our health and take the appropriate precautions if feeling ill. If you feel ill, have fever or exhibit other symptoms consistent with COVID-19, please do not come to campus. Notify your supervisor of your absence.

Standard Health & Safety

Everyone is encouraged to follow the health and safety guidelines shared by the CDC and the Public Health Department.



University travel is permitted with approval from the appropriate vice president.



Please review the updated CGU policy regarding telecommunting. All telecommuting arrangements must be approved by the area vice president. Please check with your supervisor to determine eligibility and for more information.