COVID-19 Resources

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the College of Design has collected resources to help support our faculty, staff, and students. You will also find a list of previous communications from College of Design leadership for easy access. For the most recent University updates and an archive of previous University communications visit the University's COVID-19 Updates webpage. 

Top Five Things to Know

Updated April 22, 2021

  1. Back on campus in Fall 2021: The University of Minnesota announced on March 12, 2021, that all of its campuses (Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester, and the Twin Cities) are planning to return to fully on-campus operations this fall. Read the full news release.
  2. 2021 Commencement: We are pleased to announce that the College of Design will be hosting a hybrid commencement ceremony for undergraduate and graduate students this year, which has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Learn more about 2021 Commencement plans.
  3. University vaccine clinics: While vaccine allocation to the University varies week-to-week (i.e., limited to none), the state of Minnesota has multiple programs aimed at connecting Minnesotans with the vaccine. The state’s Vaccine Connector will help people find out when, where, and how to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
  1. Work from home: All employees who can work from home should continue to do so through August 2, 2021. If you need to return to campus sooner than August 2 to conduct your work, please work with your supervisor to coordinate a return and to update your unit’s sunrise plan as needed.
  2. Sunrise Plan: Twin Cities faculty, staff, postdoctoral students, and graduate assistants should follow the unit-level process to request to return to their worksite. This includes a new form to make the request. Additionally, University daytime summer camps, activities, events and recreation centers can apply to resume operations. Guidance for department in-person, on-campus events can be found here.

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Emails From College of Design Leadership

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December 2020