Creating a Safe & Fulfilling Campus Experience
Return to Campus
We're excited to welcome new and returning members to our campus this fall. Visit our Return to Campus page to learn about what you need to do to keep yourself and others safe and healthy as you prepare to join us.
We've established various protocols for University activities to minimize the spread COVID-19 and help ensure the health and stability of our community.
Applying for housing? Visit our housing page to for up-to-date information on COVID-19 protocols and procedures.
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Protocols for Returning to Campus: Summer & Fall Terms
Fully Vaccinated Individuals
As soon as possible (at minimum, one week before your expected first day back on campus), upload your proof of vaccination card to MyHealth, found on the Health and Counseling Center website. You are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after your final dose. Please plan accordingly.
Receive a negative COVID-19 test result on or before your first day back on campus at the on-campus testing locations, which are accessible to individuals with or without campus clearance. Saliva-based PCR testing is available without an appointment. Uploaded records of negative nasal swab PCR tests from outside providers will also be accepted.
You can resume on-campus work and activities once your campus access status reads ‘Cleared’ on PioneerWeb. Allow a few days after submitting your negative test and proof of vaccination.
Continue to monitor yourself for COVID-19 symptoms; if you have symptoms, promptly test.
Not Required for Summer or Fall 2021 Entry (Vaccinated or Unvaccinated)
The Pathway Back to Campus Canvas course
Flu vaccination for summer or fall entry; when new flu vaccines become available, we anticipate a flu vaccine requirement.
Electronic contract tracing or symptom monitoring via the Everbridge application
Find more info on summer/fall return to campus in our FAQsLearn More
Not Fully Vaccinated/Unvaccinated Individuals
Indicate the date you intend to return to campus through the COVID-19 Vaccination Portal on PioneerWeb.
Please plan to be vaccinated and upload your vaccine record before your planned start date. Until full vaccination (two weeks following your final dose), please follow all requirements for not fully vaccinated individuals.
If you would like to request a COVID-19 vaccine exemption, as soon as possible (at minimum, one week before your expected first day back on campus), upload your vaccination exemption request to MyHealth, found on the Health and Counseling Center website.
Within 48 hours before your expected first day back, receive a negative PCR COVID-19 test result at the on-campus testing locations, which are accessible to individuals with or without campus clearance. Saliva-based PCR testing is available without an appointment. Uploaded records of negative nasal swab PCR tests from outside providers will also be accepted.
Quarantine for seven days, logging daily on the quarantine log on PioneerWeb.
You are required to continue to wear a mask on campus and suggested to maintain social distancing wherever feasible.
Continue to monitor yourself for COVID -19 symptoms and complete the daily log on the Symptom Daily Tracker on Pioneerweb. Everbridge may still be used through the middle of August for symptom tracking if you prefer.
Vaccinations & the State of Colorado
Colorado Department of Higher Education: Statement on Colorado public colleges and universities requiring the COVID vaccineView Here
Return to Campus
Find the information you need to navigate your summer/fall return-to-campus in our comprehensive FAQs.
Resources & FAQs
COVID Update: Moving to alert level green: May 5, 2021
Congratulations on all of your hard work and diligence to help DU maintain a healthy, safe environment this past year. In recognition of the success of our efforts, effective Monday, May 10, 2021, the University of Denver is de-escalating to alert level green and moving to phase IV of our campus access plan.
COVID-19 Vaccine Required for Students for Fall 2021 Term: Apr. 20, 2021
The University of Denver will require all undergraduate and graduate students living, learning or working on campus to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before returning to campus for the fall 2021 term.
COVID-19 Update: Vaccinations: April 2, 2021
Late last month, Gov. Polis announced that Colorado will enter the final phase of the state’s plan today. This means that, as of today, everyone over the age of 16 is eligible to receive the vaccine.