Novel coronavirus information


December 21, 2021

Most classes will meet online the first week of winter quarter (Message to UW students and personnel)

To foster a successful start to the winter quarter, during the first week of the quarter — Jan. 3 to 9 — most classes will be held online. Clinical instruction and practicums will still meet in person. Facilities at all three campuses will remain operational during this time — including housing, libraries, advising and student services — and research activities can continue in person. Buildings will remain largely open during work hours.

December 2, 2021

Thank you for your work, and reminders for winter quarter (Message to Seattle campus instructors)

Looking forward, we anticipate that winter quarter will be similar to autumn, with instruction being largely in person, consistent with this policy. And as you prepare for winter quarter, the UW Curriculum Office, in collaboration with the Faculty Council on Academic Standards, has posted syllabus guidelines and resources, including language concerning policies regarding medical notes and religious accommodations.

October 29, 2021

FAQ: How can students check whether they’ve met the COVID-19 vaccination requirements to register for winter quarter classes?

As autumn quarter continues, we’re highlighting some of the questions and answers in the COVID-19 frequently asked questions of greatest interest to the community. In order to register for winter quarter, all UW students must submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19, or documentation to request a medical or religious exemption. If you think you’ve submitted proof of…

October 28, 2021

COVID vax requirement: Your winter enrollment is on hold (Message to students)

This message was sent to: all UW students who have not yet uploaded the required documentation to verify their COVID-19 vaccination status. all University of Washington students who have not yet verified their COVID-19 vaccination status. Dear Students, If you’re receiving this message, it means that the UW does not have a completed record of your…

October 21, 2021

BY OCT. 29: Verify COVID vaccination status to register for winter quarter (Message to students)

This message is being sent to all University of Washington students who have not yet uploaded the required documentation to verify their COVID-19 vaccination status.  Dear Students, If you’re receiving this message, it means that the UW does not have a completed record of your vaccination status as part of the University’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement….

September 27, 2021

Resources and suggestions for autumn quarter preparation (Message to instructors, TAs and instructional support staff)

In this message today, we are highlighting several topics and resources related to teaching for instructors, teaching assistants and instructional support staff. Because there is no one-size-fits-all approach to course development and delivery, we encourage instructors to consult with their department chairs or deans for department-specific advice on course development, distance learning policies and classroom safety guidelines.

September 22, 2021

Reminder: Your back-to-school checklist (Message to Seattle campus students)

The official start to autumn quarter is a week away, and the UW campus is already coming to life. As you prepare for the new academic year, I want to remind you about the Back-to-School Checklist and to highlight a couple of key items.

September 15, 2021

FAQ: What should instructors do if a student refuses to wear a mask in class?

All UW students and personnel are required to follow the University’s COVID-19 Face Covering Policy at all times. If a student is not complying with this policy while indoors, including in a classroom, instructors should begin with a polite, verbal request to remind and educate the student about the UW’s face covering policy and to ask them to wear a face covering.

September 7, 2021

FAQ: How do faculty request a COVID-19 related accommodation? 

We recognize that some UW community members, including faculty, have documented medical conditions that place them at higher risk for complications from COVID-19. Requests for accommodations related to COVID-19 are handled in the same manner as for other medical conditions. Faculty, academic personnel and staff should request accommodations through the Disability Services Office. Instructors with other extenuating circumstances (not involving a…

September 2, 2021

Autumn quarter health and safety measures (Message to UW students)

Like us, we expect you’re busy preparing, with both anticipation and anxiety, for the start of the academic year. In the weeks and months leading up to the start of this school year, we’ve been preparing for your safe arrival or return.

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