Student Return-to-Campus Information

Student Return-to-Campus Information
Spring 2022 Plans
This website has been updated with information for the spring 2022 semester.
Are you experiencing symptoms? Or have you been diagnosed with COVID-19 or exposed to someone who has?
Check out our FAQs for information about what you should do.

For more information or questions, please e-mail

Marshall University is not requiring vaccination; however, every member of the university community is strongly encouraged to get vaccinated. The university has teamed up with the Cabell-Huntington Health Department to offer vaccine clinics on campus and in the community.

Regardless of vaccination status, all students taking on-campus classes this spring are required to complete the online Vaccination Registry, which is being used to help university health and safety officials project future herd immunity among our campus community.

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Vaccinated:  Tested at arrival for the spring 2022 semester. Exempt from random weekly surveillance testing requirements—unless requested as part of contact tracing—if student has recorded their vaccinated status in the online Vaccination Registry.

Unvaccinated:  Tested at arrival for the spring 2022 semester and subject to random weekly surveillance testing throughout the semester.

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Masks are required at all times in public areas inside university buildings, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are not required in private residence hall rooms or offices.

Student conduct guidelines regarding wearing masks in indoor spaces are enforced.

Learn more about how to protect yourself
Vaccinated:  No quarantine required if exposed to COVID-19, providing no symptoms of the virus are present.

Unvaccinated:  Quarantine required if exposed to COVID-19, whether or not symptoms of the virus are present.

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Academic Calendar
The university is  maintaining its regular academic calendar for spring 2022. (Subject to change at any time based on the COVID-19 situation on campus and/or in the community.) View Academic Calendar
COVID-19 Dashboard
The latest Marshall University COVID-19 testing and vaccination data is available on our dashboard. Visit Dashboard
Large Gatherings
The CDC continues to recommend avoiding large crowds (i.e., restaurants, bars, fitness centers or movie theaters) and poorly ventilated spaces. View CDC Guidelines
University-sponsored travel (domestic and international) continues to be restricted. All international travel—personal or business—must be registered in advance using the online International Travel Registration Form. View International Travel Form
Help with PPE
Students who need assistance obtaining masks or other personal protective equipment should contact the Wellness Center at 304-696-3112. Visit Wellness Center Website
Marshall Return-to-Campus Student Agreement

Students must adhere to requirements for conduct on campus, as outlined in the Return-to-Campus Student Agreement. All students (except School of Medicine) enrolled for the spring 2022 term must sign and submit the online agreement by 11:59 p.m. Jan. 9, 2022.

COVID-19 What to Know

Know How It Spreads

COVID-19 spreads when an infected person breathes out droplets and very small particles that contain the virus. These droplets and particles can be breathed in by other people or land on their eyes, noses, or mouth. In some circumstances, they may contaminate surfaces they touch. People who are closer than 6 feet from the infected person are most likely to get infected.

COVID-19 is spread in three main ways:

  • Breathing in air when close to an infected person who is exhaling small droplets and particles that contain the virus.
  • Having these small droplets and particles that contain virus land on the eyes, nose, or mouth, especially through splashes and sprays like a cough or sneeze.
  • Touching eyes, nose, or mouth with hands that have the virus on them.

Wash Your Hands Often

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. It’s especially important to wash:

  • 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
  • After handling your mask
  • After changing a diaper
  • After caring for someone sick
  • After touching animals or pets

If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

Get Vaccinated

  • Authorized vaccines can help protect you from COVID-19.

Observe Social Distancing

  • Inside your home:  Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread the virus.
  • Keeping distance from others is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.

Avoid Crowds and Poorly Ventilated Spaces

  • Being in crowds, like in restaurants, bars, fitness centers or movie theaters, puts you at higher risk for COVID-19.
  • Avoid indoor spaces that do not offer fresh air from the outdoors as much as possible.
  • If indoors, bring in fresh air by opening windows and doors, if possible.

Wear A Mask

  • Wear a mask in indoor public places.
  • If you are unvaccinated, you should mask outdoors when in groups or crowds.
  • In general, if you are vaccinated, you do not need to wear a mask in outdoor settings. In areas with high numbers of COVID-19 cases, consider wearing a mask in crowded outdoor settings and for activities with close contact with others who are not fully vaccinated.

Cover Coughs and Sneezes

  • If you are wearing a mask: You can cough or sneeze into your mask. Put on a new, clean mask as soon as possible and wash your hands.
  • If you are not wearing a mask:
    • Always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, or use the inside of your elbow and do not spit.
    • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Clean and Disinfect

Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily:

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