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Path Forward Return to Campus guidelines released

The University has published three sets of guidelines for returning to teaching, learning, research and experiential learning on campus this fall with measures in place to promote safety and lessen the risk of COVID-19 spread.

The Path Forward Return to Campus Plans are now available at

Return to Campus - Faculty and Staff is for every UD employee and includes information on health and safety, cleaning and disinfecting, and human resources, as well as checklists for steps to follow before you return to on-campus work. 

Return to Campus - Academics outlines adaptations and modifications to our teaching and learning enterprise and activities. This document includes information on changes to the academic calendar, instructional and flexible course delivery as well as specific faculty concerns. 

Return to Campus - Students includes information on housing and student life as well as information from the other two documents of particular relevance to students. 

The plans are the culmination of work by nearly 100 faculty and staff, as well as students, who make up our Path Forward working groups. Hundreds more faculty and staff, and about 1,650 students, also gave feedback on the plans through virtual forums and surveys.

Please note that these plans continue to be developed and more information will be added as we move toward August. Know, too, that they are subject to change at any time, depending on the state of the pandemic in the state, county or on campus, and public health guidance and expectations. 


News and Communications Staff