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Return to Campus Plan

A message to faculty on fulfilling our mission as we return to campus

Aug. 12, 2020—The Vanderbilt community will come together, continue to make adjustments, embrace debate and discussion, and focus on how best to ensure we take care of one another while fulfilling our scholarly missions as a residential research university, write Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente in a message to faculty.

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Return to Campus Update for Aug. 10

Aug. 10, 2020—The university is on track to continue welcoming students back to campus over the next two weeks. In-person classes for several professional degree programs have already launched, and undergraduate, graduate and many professional programs will begin in-person classes on Aug. 24.

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Who do you mask up for?

Aug. 10, 2020—Anchor Down. Step Up. Together, we can slow the spread of COVID-19. Share your mask photos with us on social media using #AnchorDownStepUp and tell us: Who do you mask up for?

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Classroom visiting period for faculty is Aug. 10–21 ahead of fall semester start

Aug. 5, 2020—Faculty may visit the classrooms in which they will teach undergraduate and graduate courses this fall from Monday, Aug. 10, through Friday, Aug. 21, as part of their preparation for in-person and hybrid teaching.

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Return to Campus Update: Vanderbilt Phase II continues with readiness for further on-campus activities

Aug. 3, 2020—Vanderbilt has continued to successfully implement Phase II of its Return to Campus Plan and, as of Aug. 10, will have the criteria and systems in place to begin on-campus classes on Aug. 24 for all undergraduates and many graduate and professional students.

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Return to Campus Update for July 27

Jul. 27, 2020—The new weekly Return to Campus Update will provide the Vanderbilt community with the latest information regarding the fall 2020 Return to Campus Plan.

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Wente to relaunch ‘Open Dore on Location’ series, invites faculty to discuss Return to Campus plans

Jul. 24, 2020—“Open Dore on Location” will be held in a new digital form due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and will initially focus on the university’s Return to Campus Plan and addressing faculty questions in a small, open-forum format. The second week of sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 4, and Friday, Aug. 7.

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Information for undergrads spending time abroad this summer, including required form

Jul. 24, 2020—Per CDC guidance and Vanderbilt policy, any student reporting to campus for the fall semester from abroad or following international travel—whether they plan to live on or off campus—must self-quarantine for 14 days before coming to campus. All students arriving from abroad are asked to complete the International Pre-arrival Form on Anchorlink.

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Complete COVID-19 Return to Campus Acknowledgement by Aug. 7

Jul. 22, 2020—All undergraduate students must complete the COVID-19 Return to Campus Acknowledgment for Undergraduate Students by Friday, Aug. 7.

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Important updates on fall semester and return to campus for graduate and professional students

Jul. 20, 2020—Vanderbilt has finalized many new important actions for the fall semester to prepare our campus and to protect the health and safety of our community as much as possible, writes Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente in a message to graduate and professional students.

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Important updates on fall semester and return to campus for undergraduates

Jul. 20, 2020—Vanderbilt has finalized many new important actions for the fall semester to prepare our campus and to protect the health and safety of our community as much as possible, writes Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente in a message to undergraduate students.

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Important updates on fall semester and return to campus for staff and postdocs

Jul. 20, 2020—Vanderbilt has finalized many new important actions for the fall semester to prepare our campus and to protect the health and safety of our community as much as possible, write Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente and Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain in a message to university staff and postdoctoral scholars.

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