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.
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.
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.
Health + Safety Guidelines
Stay well and help protect your Hornet Family by following these health and safety guidelines.
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.
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.
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.
The Kansas Board of Regents recently approved these changes to the fall 2020 semester.
Use these customizable signs for classrooms, common areas and office areas.
Learn, Teach + Work From Anywhere
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.
Roadmap + Stages
View this page for complete text of the stages.