Claremont Graduate University has announced plans for a phased return to campus. Students should note that while in person instruction will resume in the fall 2021 semester, many classes will continue to be offered in an online or blended modality. Course modality is clearly noted in the course catalog.
Returning to Campus
CGU students and all students of the Claremont Colleges, are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to returning to campus. Vaccines are available at Student Health Services. Please upload a copy of your vaccination card in the SHS medical portal. Students electing not to receive a vaccine for medical or religious reasons are asked to submit an exemption to SHS.
Individuals who are approved for an exemption are considered unvaccinated and will be required to adhere to the COVID- 19 screening testing program and other protocols for non-vaccinated persons who regularly come to campus. Student Health Services will administer the saliva PCR test, exclusively. Students will receive notifications by text and email when results are available. If there is a positive result, there will be no confirmatory testing needed, and there is no need to come back for a second sample. For further detail about how the new test is administered, refer to the short video provided by ShieldT3.
Testing will be done at Student Health Services on a standard frequency, depending on class schedule and at the beginning of your campus visit.
Students who do not plan to come to campus and who will be studying entirely remotely must submit the Affidavit due to Remote Work/Study.
International Students & Vaccines
Students that are unable to get vaccinated prior to their arrival at CGU may receive a vaccine at Student Health Services or local pharmacies at no charge. Students should schedule their appointment prior to their arrival. International students will be expected to follow the current Los Angeles County quarantine guidelines at the time of their arrival. International students with questions related to travel and visa status, should review the International Services website and contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Masks are required for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals whenever they are indoors. Masks must be worn properly and cover the nose and mouth. Unvaccinated individuals are required to wear a mask at outdoor events. While not required, vaccinated students are encouraged to wear a mask while participating in outdoor CGU events. Please practice distancing at outdoor events.
- CGU transferred many services for students to a digital environment to ensure continuity of all aspects of the university experience during COVID-19. These services will continue to be available virtually and in-person as health guidance permits.
- In addition, you can remain engaged through the Student Affairs Office, Academic Professional Development Offices, the Office of Student Engagement, and the shared resources of The Claremont Colleges.
Daily Submission Form
The daily health check symptom form must be filled out each day before coming to campus or entering a CGU building. If you feel any cold- or flu-like symptoms, do not come to campus.
Medical History Report
As we prepare for a new academic year, ensure you have taken steps to protect the well-being of the campus by updating your Medical History Report.
To protect your privacy, all medical forms and inquiries regarding exemptions to medical requirements must be sent to email@example.com and not to any other office at CGU. More information on the importance of immunizations is available via Student Health Services (SHS).
Social Distancing in Class
Neither the California Department of Public Health nor the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health currently require social distancing in classrooms, so all learning spaces are functioning at full capacity expectations. If these guidelines change in the future CGU will make any and all required changes.
Please avoid bringing or inviting others to campus unless they need to conduct CGU business. Campus visitors must be fully vaccinated. All visitors should be asked to assess their health before a visit and refrain from coming to CGU if they do not feel well or exhibit any cold, flu, or COVID-19 symptoms. All visitors must check-in at the Office of Admissions and Visitor Information to fill out a visitor form and receive a visitor badge. Check-in is required each day a visitor is on campus. Visitors must adhere to CGU policies, such as wearing a mask while indoors.
Medical-Grade and Repeated Cleaning
All CGU buildings will receive a thorough cleaning with medical-grade products followed by a fogging system cleanse prior to occupancy this fall. The university will implement increased cleaning protocols, including daily cleaning of classrooms with two additional cleanings of high-touch surfaces. It will also provide cleaning and sanitizing supplies in all classrooms.
In-Person Health and Telehealth Services Available to All Students
All students have access to Student Health Services, Monsour Counseling Center, and 7C Health (a free telehealth service that provides a convenient way to receive medical and mental health support 24/7).
Fully vaccinated individuals who come into close contact with someone with a confirmed COVID-19 infection should be tested within 3-5 days after exposure. If they test negative and do not develop symptoms, they can continue coming to campus. Individuals who come into close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 and who are not fully vaccinated need to isolate for 10 days and should not come to campus during this time period.
Students Who Test Positive for COVID-19
Any individual that is symptomatic and tests positive for COVID-19 must quarantine for a minimum of 10 days. Do not come to campus or attend class in-person if you do not feel well. Please notify SHS if you test positive for COVID and have been on campus in the last week. Notification is essential for contract tracing.
CGU takes a holistic approach to the health and wellness of our students. We believe that student success encompasses the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being of all our students.
The following student services and offices will be available to students. Be sure to check the Student Services web page for updated information.
Dean of Students
Dean of Students Office offers advocacy for students in navigating university policies and student support resources. To schedule an appointment, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 909-607-9448 for general inquires, and email@example.com to request academic accommodations.
Student Life, Diversity & Leadership
Student Life, Diversity & Leadership (SLDL) focuses on creating programs geared toward academic success, peer mentoring, and enrichment opportunities for professional, personal, and leadership development while recognizing that diversity is integral to the achievement of excellence. SLDL also encourages students to get involved in clubs and organizations on campus. SLDL also works closely with all international students to provide the services and support necessary to make their time in the U.S. successful. For additional information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or schedule an appointment. For questions related to international services, please contact email@example.com.
Office of Financial Aid
Student Accounts is a resource for students to find information on a variety of financial services offered, such as tuition and fees, third party sponsorships, payment methods, due dates, and more. They can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 909-607-2613.
The Registrar’s Office is committed to maintaining the accuracy, integrity, and privacy of CGU student records; to ensuring compliance with CGU policy and higher education regulations; and to facilitating administrative processes for students, faculty, and CGU’s academic programs. For any assistance, they can be reached at email@example.com or 909-621-8285.
Office of Information Technology/Technology Services
The Office of Information Technology (OIT) has developed several academic and operational continuity resources to help support online learning and teaching as well as remote work. An overview of these resources can be found on the academic continuity website.
If you have any questions about technology, systems requirements, how to gain access to the internet including information about companies providing free internet services for a limited period, please visit the academic continuity website for resources and contact information.
OIT provides technical assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 909-621-8174.
The Claremont Colleges Shared Services/Library
The student services of The Claremont Colleges Shared Services (TCCS) provides programs, support, and services to enhance students’ academic and psycho-social needs.
The Claremont Colleges Library supports the seven institutions comprising The Claremont Colleges consortium. The library partners with faculty, students, and staff to provide a vital physical and digital center for research, teaching, learning, and other forms of intellectual engagement.
Enhanced Outdoor Spaces
CGU expanded our campus wide wireless coverage by adding state of the art outdoor wireless technology to envelope all of CGU’s outdoor spaces. All the indoor spaces were also upgraded with wireless coverage for high-demand services such as video conferencing. In addition, many of the larger buildings have been equipped with contactless and card-swipe access. You will need an ID card from Connections to use building card readers.
Most university teaching and conference spaces were enhanced with smart classroom technologies such as high-quality audio and video capabilities and electrical outlets to support blended learning options.
Student Engagement and Success
All students, regardless of the modality of their fall classes, are encouraged to remain engaged with the student support services available to all students. The Student Affairs Office, Academic Professional Development Offices, The Office of Student Engagement, and the shared resources of The Claremont Colleges will be available in fall. Each of these offices will offer in-person and remote interaction to support student needs.
The Office of Student Engagement is a cross-functional, integrated unit, that supports new and continuing CGU graduate students and advances success initiatives. If you need to get connected to campus resources and/or need assistance but don’t know where to start, you can schedule a virtual appointment with the Office of Student Engagement or email email@example.com for assistance.
The Career Development Office’s programming and services are being offered online, including online appointments, webinars, and virtual events. Schedule an appointment and see our events in Handshake.
The International Scholars Program (ISP) is an English for Academic Purposes program specially designed for non-native English-speaking international students who are almost ready for graduate study.
Visit the CGU events calendar, or look out for the weekly “Start Your Week with CGU” newsletter emailed each Monday. In addition to the weekly events, this expanded newsletter will feature videos, news, and podcasts that can entertain and educate you and your family. Be sure to also follow CGU on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube if you don’t already!