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COVID-19 Operating Status We look forward to seeing you! We are currently on track to conduct in-person classes for the fall 2021 semester.

For Spring 2021, individuals coming to campus must complete a daily self-screening. COVID-19 testing is available on-campus for asymptomatic students, faculty, and staff.

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