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ESU Fall 2020 Return to Campus

Info + Resources for faculty, staff + students

School of the Common Good

Emporia State will be back on campus this fall!

We are preparing for a safe return to our beloved campus - making plans for social distancing, wearing face coverings and added disinfecting.

In-person classes are Monday, August 17 - Friday, November 20. The last two weeks of the semester will be remote to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Bookmark this page and check it often for the most up-to-date information.


Campus Communications

Student Information

Visit this page for student information from fall move-in to classes, policies + student communications.

Information + Resources

Face mask Policy

Employees, students, vendors and visitors are required to wear a face mask while in campus buildings. They must also be worn in outdoor settings where safe social distancing is not possible.

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Self-Assessment

If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms not otherwise explained by a known cause (such as allergies) stay home and contact your healthcare provider.

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Health + Safety Guidelines

Stay well and help protect your Hornet Family by following these health and safety guidelines.

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Event + Functions Guidelines

All event planning and group gatherings related to Emporia State University-sponsored programming, are expected to follow all guidelines established by ESU.

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Fall 2020 Class Delivery

All Emporia State faculty are working on their fall classes to provide flexibility for change and for effective use of technology.

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On-Campus Housing Guidelines

To keep residents and our campus community as safe as possible, these are measures that we know will be taken in the residence halls.

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Academic Calendar

The Kansas Board of Regents recently approved these changes to the fall 2020 semester.

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COVID-19 Signage

Use these customizable signs for classrooms, common areas and office areas.

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Learn, Teach + Work From Anywhere

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Learn Anywhere

Tips for students on learning remotely.

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Teach + Work Anywhere

Tips + resources for faculty + staff for learning and working remotely.


Guiding Principles

Return to campus plans are built using these principles

  • The safe return of ESU students, faculty and staff is paramount.
  • High-quality learning. ESU will continue to deliver highest-quality learning opportunities for students.
  • Look to experts. ESU will adhere to health guidance and benchmarks from university, local, state and federal entities.
  • Forward progress. ESU will take reasonable and prudent measures and will transition to the next stage when we have, at minimum, fulfilled guidance from state and local health officials.
  • Additional steps. ESU may apply additional restrictions to provide a safe environment for our campus community.
  • Recognize individual circumstances. ESU will work with employees and students who are members of vulnerable populations or who live with someone who is a member of a vulnerable population.
  • Remote work. ESU will encourage and support remote work to the greatest extent possible for as long as necessary, with supervisor approval.
  • Target dates and stages will be used to provide timelines and parameters to gradually return faculty, staff and students to campus.
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Roadmap + Stages

View this page for complete text of the stages.


COVID-19 site

Follow this link to the original COVID-19 site, which includes previous communications, links + resources.