Report COVID symptoms
Students please call the Health Center 972-721-5322 and complete this form.
Employees with symptoms should complete this form.
Groundhog's Guide to Health
- Classes: Classes will return to in-person instruction and on-campus residential living for
the fall semester beginning August 13, although high-risk students will have the option
to learn online. For those opting to return to campus, a number of health and hygiene
protocols will be in place to ensure protection of our UD campus community.
- Shorter Fall Semester: A modified Fall Semester calendar has been adopted with classes beginning one week
earlier, on August 19, and ending on November 24. View the Updated 2020-2021 Calendar.
- Residential Student with COVID-19: If a student is diagnosed with COVID-19, he/she will be isolated in a designated
space on campus, or in overflow space off-campus. The student’s parents/family will
be contacted immediately. Meals and health care services will be provided while the
student is isolated. Students who are isolated with COVID-19 will be closely monitored
to ensure their needs are being met and to monitor their recovery process. For symptomatic
cases, re-entry into campus life will be permitted after at least 3 days have passed
since recovery (resolution of fever without use of fever-reducing medications, improved
respiratory symptoms), and at least 10 days have passed since COVID-19 symptoms first
appeared. For asymptomatic cases, re-entry into campus life will be permitted 14 days
after the positive test date.
- International travel: Per the CDC guidelines, anyone who has travels internationally is required to quarantine for 14 days upon
returning before fully participating in campus life, including attending in-person
classes. Students may fulfill this quarantine in their residence hall (e.g., you may
move into your dorm room and then shelter in place for the duration of the quarantine).
If you are student who has travelled internationally before returning to campus, you should
contact Julia Carrano (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible so she can ensure you have adequate support for completing your
Personal Safety Protocols
- Masks: Face masks or coverings are required at all times in University buildings, unless
you are in your own residence hall room alone or with just your roommate, eating,
or working in your own office or cubicle. Masks are also required outside if you are
closer than 6 feet from any other person. If you are eating outside, you must be six
feet away from all people due to the fact that masks must be removed when eating.
- Hand-washing / sanitizing: Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds and / or
use hand sanitizer, especially after sneezing or coughing or touching a high-contact
object like a doorknob or computer. Please cover your coughs and sneezes with your
arm, and avoid touching your face.
- Social distancing: Maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet to minimize exposure.
Also, please be mindful of instructions and directional signs for entering buildings,
classrooms, and other common university areas.
- Testing: All residential students are required to take a COVID-19 test, either on
campus or at home within seven days of arrival prior to their return to campus and
prior to admittance in on-campus housing. If a residential student tests positive
for COVID-19 he/she will not be permitted to move into University housing. Students
will also be subject to random testing through the course of the semester to continue
to monitor the existence of COVID-19 on campus. This includes commuter and graduate
students who attend in-person classes. More information regarding the randomized testing
will be coming from the Health Clinic shortly.
- Personal thermometer: We request that all students bring a personal thermometer with
them to campus, and that all students monitor their health condition daily by evaluating
whether they have COVID-19 symptoms, such as those recognized by the CDC. The University will provide no-touch thermometers in dormitories and in the Student
- Health Center services: The Health Center will continue to provide health services
for all UD students. The Health Center will hire additional medical technicians and
work with Dallas County Health and Human Services to assist with essential services
and contact tracing for the duration of the fall semester.
- The Health Center is located on the second floor of Haggar and can be reached at 972-721-5322.
- Questions: Please contact Julia Carrano (email@example.com), Dean of Students, should you have any requisitions regarding student services.
Students will continue to live in double rooms across campus. The University has reduced
the number of students in freshmen triples and quads, but has maintained them in Clark
Hall because there exist individual rooms within the suites. Furniture in each dorm
room will be placed in a configuration that enables social distancing as much as possible
and excess furniture will be removed.
- Classroom layouts have been modified such that there will be six feet of distance
between all students and professors whenever possible. The distance between students
in small groups will be increased as there is more conversation.
- For contact tracing purposes, there will be assigned seating and mandatory attendance-taking
in each class.
- Eating and drinking will not be allowed in classrooms, and masks must be worn for
the entirety of the class.
- Five extra minutes will be given between classes for cleaning and spacing. Students
will be encouraged to allow the first five minutes after class for sanitizing and
leaving in a safe fashion and the last five minutes will be for entering the classroom.
- Directional signs for ingress/egress: The University will place signs for entrance
and exit into each classroom to allow for more social distancing when entering and
Phased Plan for Closing Campus
We will have a phased plan for closing down various aspects of campus life should
the need arise due to an increased incidence of COVID-19. With the potential for sudden
changes to the semester schedule, if you are a residential student, we strongly encourage you to limit what you bring to campus. If the need arises to go entirely online during the semester, you may be asked to
pack up your belongings quickly. As you pack, please keep that potential in mind,
focusing on bringing necessary clothes, technology, and toiletries.
Financial Aid and the COVID-19 CARES Act
Here is additional information as it relates to the University of Dallas and its receipt
of funds through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act for
the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF).
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The university strives to take an educational approach to violations of COVID-19 policies
and regulations. When a situation rises to the need for a violation to be taken through
the conduct process, the following rubric will be used for the alleged violation.
Please understand that, at any time, the Office of Student Affairs reserves the right
to alter, update, or forego any of these sanctions.
||Student affairs probation, level one (According to the Student Code of Conduct, a
student on probation is barred from participation in international study abroad opportunities)
||Suspension and/or removal of university privileges, including access to campus. A
residential student would continue to pay for university housing for the academic