Student Return-to-Campus Information

Student Return-to-Campus Information

MarshallU Healthcheck

Daily self-administered health checks are required of all residence hall and other on-campus students to protect the health and safety of the campus community. View MarshallU Healthcheck

Testing and Vaccinations

During the spring 2021 semester, the university is conducting weekly surveillance testing of 10% of the on-campus student population. This random surveillance testing helps detect potentially infected individuals—including those who are not experiencing symptoms—and keeps them from infecting others. View Testing and Vaccination Info


Students are required to wear face coverings while in university buildings, including while attending class. Student conduct guidelines, in particular regarding social distancing of six feet and wearing face coverings, are enforced. Masks may be picked up in the Memorial Student Center, Room 2W31, or at the Rec Center, Room 1210, weekdays from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. View More Info on Masks

COVID-19 Training Module

Completion of an online COVID-19 Training Module and Quiz is required of all students. The training highlights the risks of personal infection, the consequences of spreading the virus to others, proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE), social distancing guidance and other items. View Training Module

Large Social Gatherings

Students are asked to avoid gathering in large groups (social gatherings, bars/restaurants, etc.) due to the risk of transmitting the virus. View Student Conduct Guidelines

Intramural and Club Sports

Intramural/Club Sport protocols follow all established university, state and federal guidelines to maintain the safety and health of all involved. View Intramural Sports Info

Recognized Student Organizations

Recognized student organizations are required to practice safe protocols and must submit event plans for review and approval.View Student Organizations Updates

Plans for Events

The Office of Student Affairs has detailed plans for recruitment events, small group events, meetings of student groups, community service and social gatherings View Event Plans

Help with PPE

Students who need assistance with personal protective equipment should contact the Student Wellness and Gender Center at 304-696-3112. Visit Student Wellness Website
Marshall Return-to-Campus Student Agreement

To reduce the risk of Covid-19 infection to those on campus and the surrounding communities, students must adhere to Marshall University’s requirements for conduct on campus, as outlined in the Marshall Return-to-Campus Student Agreement. All undergraduate, graduate and professional students (except School of Medicine) enrolled for the Spring 2021 term must read, sign and submit the online agreement by 8 a.m. Jan. 19, 2021.

COVID-19 What to Know

Know How It Spreads

  • Vaccines have been developed, but it will take months to fully immunize the country’s population.
  • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus.
  • The virus is thought to be spread person-to-person, through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. Some carriers may not show symptoms.

Wash your Hands Often

  • Use soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Before eating or preparing food
  • Before touching your face
  • After using the restroom
  • After leaving a public place
  • After blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing

Note: If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Avoid Close Contact

  • Keep 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household.

Cover Nose and Mouth with Mask when Around Others

  • Everyone should wear a mask in public settings, especially when social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
  • The mask is meant to protect other people in case you are infected; you could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.

Cover Coughs and Sneezes

  • Always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.

Clean and Disinfect

Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily:

  • tables
  • light switches
  • handles
  • phones
  • toilets
  • sinks
  • doorknobs
  • countertops
  • desks
  • keyboards
  • faucets