Coronavirus Updates

Fairleigh Dickinson University continues to take measures to reduce the risks concerning COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus. We are planning in line with recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of State and the State of New Jersey Department of Health, as well as Canadian federal and British Columbia health authorities for our Vancouver Campus, and the Department of Health and Social Care in the United Kingdom for Wroxton College. 

The University’s notifications regarding the coronavirus will be posted here in reverse chronological order so that all messages are available and the most recent appear first. Related information for reference is also provided as links shown on this page. Members of the University community who are feeling ill or who are aware of someone who is feeling ill should review the Student, Faculty and Staff Health sections of Coronavirus Information from HR.

January 12, 2022

President’s Update – Start of the Spring Semester

Dear University Community,

I hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful winter break! The University is excited to begin the spring semester and welcome students back on campus. We have a lot to look forward to this semester, and with your help and cooperation we are confident the semester will be a productive and deeply rewarding one for everyone

As you know, the Omicron variant has unfortunately caused a massive spike in COVID-19 cases in our region and throughout the nation. Thankfully, the effects of this variant are often milder in most individuals, but the strain on our health care system and the threat to those most vulnerable remain very significant, so we must continue to do what we can to mitigate the risk of infection and transmission, particularly in the upcoming weeks. Therefore, 威澳门尼斯人官网欢迎您’s New Jersey campuses will begin the semester as scheduled on January 24, but, as many other colleges have done in our area, 威澳门尼斯人官网欢迎您 will delay the start of in-person classes for one week—until January 31. The first week of classes will be delivered remotely (with possibly some exceptions such as lab courses). Faculty will provide students with information on how to attend classes remotely during the first week of the spring semester.

The one week of remote learning will help us gradually bring the community back to campus, beginning with the return of resident students. The residence halls will open as scheduled. Resident students may still begin moving in on Sunday, January 23, or they can move in later during the week if they wish. Resident students must be tested on campus upon arrival so this extra time also will enable us to better manage the process. More details about the move-in process and testing will be shared shortly.

This remote week also provides our community members with more opportunities to receive booster shots, which are becoming increasingly important as the effectiveness of the initial vaccination declines over time. We strongly encourage everyone eligible to get a booster shot and we are working with health care providers locally to make that process as convenient as possible for all 威澳门尼斯人官网欢迎您 community members.

During the first week of remote learning, we will ask students to refrain from large gatherings, and the University will not hold in-person events except for athletic contests already scheduled. Beginning January 31, we plan to resume normal events with appropriate precautions in place depending on the current circumstances and guidelines.

In the fall, we were very successful in working together and looking out for one another. While I wish the pandemic was behind us, the reality is that we continue to face significant challenges. To keep each other safe and to enjoy a rich educational experience, we once again will need your cooperation and commitment this semester. I am confident we again will rise to the challenge, and I look forward to seeing everyone on campus soon.

Yours in 威澳门尼斯人官网欢迎您,

Christopher A. Capuano, Ph.D.
President

Links to Updates

March 31: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update

March 25: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update — Face Covering Policy Update

March 10: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update

March 3: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update — Revised Face Covering Policy

February 24: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update

February 17: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update

February 10: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update

February 3: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update

January 28: Spring Semester Begins

January 21: Booster Shots Available

January 13: Spring Semester Update

January 12, 2022: President’s Update – Start of the Spring Semester

December 31: Returning to Campus and Updated CDC Guidance on Isolation and Quarantine

December 17: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update

December 10: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update

December 9: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update

December 2: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update

November 19: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update

November 12: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update

November 5: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update

November 2: President’s Update – Looking Ahead to the Spring

October 29: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update

October 22: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update

October 15: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update

October 8: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update

October 1: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update

September 24: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update

September 17: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update

September 9: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update

September 3: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update

August 27: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update

August 23: President’s Note – Welcome to the New Academic Year

August 11: President’s Note – Updated Masking and Vaccination Requirements

July 29: Updated Mask Guidelines and Vaccination Confirmation

June 10: President’s Update – Return to Campus

May 27: Mask Policy Update

May 27: President’s Update – A Year We Will Never Forget

May 17: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update

May 12: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update

May 5: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update

April 28: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update

April 21: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update

April 15: President’s Update – Fall 2021 Semester

April 14: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update

April 7: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update

March 31: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update

March 24: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update

March 23: President’s Update – Planning for Fall 2021

March 17: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update

March 10: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update

March 3: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update

February 24: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update

February 17: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update

February 15: President’s Update – Start of In-Person Classes

February 10: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update

February 3: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update

January 27: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update

January 7, 2021: President’s Update – Start of Spring 2021 Term

November 25: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update

November 25: President’s Update – Giving Thanks

November 18: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update

November 11: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update

November 4: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update

October 28: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update

October 21: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update

October 16: President’s Update – Spring 2021 Semester

October 14: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update

October 7: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update

September 30: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update

September 23: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update

September 21: Study Abroad and Wroxton College

September 16: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update

September 9: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update

September 2: New Jersey Campuses Health and Safety Update

September 1: President’s Update – United for Our Students

August 17: President’s Update – Welcome to Fall 2020

August 10: President’s Update – Fall 2020 Semester

July 31: President’s Update – Returning to Campus

July 20: President’s Update – Fall 2020 Semester Reopening Plan

July 7: President’s Update – Preparing for Fall 2020 Semester

June 12: President’s Update – Supporting Our Students

June 4: Task Force for Campus Re-occupancy and Operations.

May 29: President’s Update – The Fall 2020 Semester.

May 8: President’s Update – Planning for the Fall 2020 Semester.

April 20: President’s Update – Important Cost-Saving Measures.

April 9: President’s Update – A Note of Appreciation.

April 9: Deadline Extension for Student Withdrawal from Classes.

April 7: All Summer Sessions for 2020.

April 3: Update on Pass/Fail Option for Spring Semester 2020.

April 2: Graduate Summer Sessions 2020.

March 30: Undergraduate Summer Sessions 2020.

March 25: President’s Update – Commencement.

March 25: Pass/Fail Option for Undergraduate Students for Spring Semester 2020.

March 20: President’s Update – Remote Learning Extended for Remainder of Spring Semester.

March 20: Pass/Fail Option for Undergraduate Students for Spring Semester 2020.

March 15: President’s Update – Latest Actions Related to COVID-19 Pandemic.

March 13: Wroxton College Students to Return Home.

March 10: President’s Update on Moving to Remote Learning.

March 9: Working together as a community and an update on potential self-isolation.

March 6: Update on travel restrictions and recommendations, and a travel registry for faculty and staff.

March 2: Update on University-sponsored international trips as well as more travel-related news.

February 28: Update on international travel, study abroad, our international campuses and necessary precautions.