The University of Tulsa’s three-phase plan to reopen campus is based on public health recommendations and implemented with the utmost concern for the wellbeing of our students, employees and visitors. It is designed to mitigate risks related to COVID-19 and can be adjusted to meet university and community needs.

Phase 1 Begins July 6

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  • Require all on campus to wear face masks when inside campus buildings or when outside and unable to observe physical distancing.
  • Identified staff members return to campus to support certain essential activities while others continue to work remotely as we gradually return employee groups back to campus.
  • Campus research resumes on a limited case-by-case basis and subject to prior approval.
  • Health monitoring guidelines established and expectations communicated for returning faculty, staff, and students. 
  • COVID-19 Hotline will be available 24-7 to address student, faculty, and staff concerns. 
  • In-person events on campus suspended unless specifically excepted and subject to prior approval. 
  • Campus living preparation begins for fall arrivals. 
  • Faculty, staff, and students returning to campus from other countries will need to take part in the 14-day self-quarantine and conduct daily symptom monitoring.  Daily medical monitoring will be overseen by the TU Health Clinic.
  • Student athletes* who have been approved to resume conditioning on campus will be tested for COVID-19 and will be monitored by TU health clinic staff. Phased return to campus approved to accommodate quarantine and testing protocols for student-athletes.
  • Communicate updated Code of Conduct to all students.

Phase 2 Begins August 1

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  • Require all on campus to wear face masks when inside campus buildings or when outside and unable to observe physical distancing.
  • Faculty, staff, and students returning to campus from other countries will need to take part in the 14-day self-quarantine and conduct daily symptom monitoring.  Daily medical monitoring will be overseen by the TU Health Clinic.
  • Students will continue returning to the campus community.
  • Staff return to campus as needed to directly support instruction, research, student success, and campus services Others working remotely. Units / Departments must submit a Return to Campus Plan for approval prior to campus return. 
  • Approved research and laboratory usage continues.
  • New student orientation presented both virtually and in-person where physical distancing can be maintained. 

Phase 3 Begins August 24

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  • Require all on campus to wear face masks when inside campus buildings or when outside and unable to observe physical distancing.
  • Faculty, staff, and students returning to campus from other countries will need to take part in the 14-day self-quarantine and conduct daily symptom monitoring.  Daily medical monitoring will be overseen by the TU Health Clinic.
  • Faculty will primarily teach using Hyflex / Hybrid model with in-person instruction conducted with reduced class sizes and online options for course delivery.
  • Physical distancing will be maintained throughout the campus and in classrooms using COVID-19 Classroom Occupancy guidelines. 
  • Require all on campus to wear face masks when inside campus buildings or when outside and unable to observe physical distancing.
  • Campus living staff ready for on-campus activities and/or virtual engagement.
  • Public Health Ambassadors to be available at the start of the semester who are familiar with University protocols and who will be visibly available to provide assistance.