Category: Messages to the Community

Title: Resuming Undergraduate Hybrid Classes April 12

Date Published: April 9, 2021

Dear Georgetown University Main Campus and Medical Center Faculty, Staff and Students,

We write to share information on resuming hybrid undergraduate courses as of April 12, 2021. As you know, graduate courses have remained in hybrid mode throughout the semester. Hybrid mode for undergraduate courses was suspended earlier in the semester due to a rise in COVID cases among our community. We are pleased to share that based upon post-Spring Break testing data, we can now resume hybrid mode for undergraduate students, as of April 12, 2021.

It is important to note that each faculty member establishes the schedule of in-person meetings in their classes. Undergraduate students in hybrid courses will hear from their faculty members regarding the specific schedule that class will follow, as some classes may not meet on Monday the 12th or may resume hybrid mode at a later date.

Lauinger Library will continue operations with established physical distancing guidelines and procedures, including a space reservation system, to best serve faculty and students. With these new procedures in place, we will be able to accommodate seniors, graduate students and faculty who are in compliance with the University’s public health protocols and display a green Building Access Badge at entry.

While Yates Field House and Kehoe Field will remain closed for the final weeks of this semester, they will reopen in phases as part of our planned summer and fall sequencing. We will communicate reopening status as public health conditions permit.

All faculty, staff and students coming to campus or residing on campus and students living in the neighborhoods around campus must continue to meet all testing protocols, quarantine and public health requirements set forth and accessible through our website, regardless of vaccination status. In addition, faculty, staff and students coming to campus or residing on campus must complete the COVID-19 Daily Check-In survey in order to receive a green Building Access Badge. You can find additional information on health and safety requirements on the COVID-19 Resource Center website and in the frequently asked questions, which are updated regularly. We strongly encourage all members of our community to get vaccinated at your earliest opportunity and to get whichever vaccine is available to you.

We will continue to prioritize public health needs in our decision-making and to work to protect the health and safety of our community. Our plans and safety measures remain subject to change as public health conditions change. We look forward to returning to campus in a measured way, gradually increasing our presence on campus as a community.

In conclusion, we would like to express our sincere gratitude for your patience and collaboration throughout this semester and year.

Sincerely,

Robert M. Groves, Provost

Edward B. Healton, Executive Vice President for Health Sciences

Geoffrey S. Chatas, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer