News and Updates
COVID-19 News and Updates
Frequently Asked Questions
Watch the Virtual Town Hall Meeting for Students and Parents 7/24/2020
All students are required to sign an informed consent form if they intend to return to campus. It acknowledges the expectations we have that individuals will engage in the social and hygiene practices we have identified as important. An informed consent is not the same as a waiver of liability. It is a recognition that a student understands what is expected and that it is their individual responsibility to follow behavioral and safety practices that we hope will mitigate risks for students, faculty and staff who return to our campuses.
Watch the Virtual Town Hall Meeting for Students with President Dean and Provost Jones 6/23/2020
Watch the Virtual Town Hall Meeting for Undergraduate Parents with President Dean and Provost Jones 6/23/2020
You will have access to in-person instruction, campus life and support services
How to Prepare
- All students will commit to follow UNH and public health guidelines—including restrictions on large gatherings and the use of cloth face coverings/masks—to support the health and safety of the university, Durham and Manchester communities.
- All students will have a COVID-19 test upon or prior to arriving to campus
- All students should bring at least three cloth face coverings
Campus Community & Living
- All classes will be fully remote starting Monday, Nov. 23 for the remainder of the fall semester and university housing will be closed.
- Residence halls will operate at reduced density including no triples or quads.
- There will be quick-service dining options in Durham, including takeout and order-ahead.
- All dining facilities will have health and safety modifications as well as enhanced cleaning and disinfection.
Classroom & Academic Settings
- To ensure flexibility, undergraduate students will have access to a mixture of in-person and remote classes.
- For in-person courses, we will practice physical distancing in classrooms and offer technology support.
- Rotating attendance for some courses may be necessary to keep the overall density low in classrooms. Most classrooms will be outfitted with enhanced technology.
- Some large lectures will be delivered remotely to comply with public health guidelines and will have smaller in-person discussion groups.
- In-person delivery of labs, performance and studio courses will be prioritized.
- The use of technology to participate remotely will allow flexibility as needed to ensure campus safety or as required by personal circumstances.
- Class support from peer mentors, graduate teaching assistants and learning assistants will be provided.
- A mix of in-person and virtual office hours with professors and instructors will be offered.
- Flexible advising opportunities will be available.
Activities & Events
- Students will have opportunities to take part in campus life, resources and services with health and safety modifications including prescheduling and limits on capacity to ensure your health and safety.
- Campus activities and events will scale based on health and safety conditions, beginning with things like scheduled trips and visits, and additional remote programming (for example, esports) with clubs and organizations.
Health & Wellness
- The university will provide aggressive cleaning protocols, and ask everyone to wear a mask and practice strong personal hygiene discipline, particularly when indoors.
- Students in Durham will have access to a full range of health and wellness services and additional resources for COVID-19 testing and notifications, should the need arise.
Frequently Asked Questions