COVID-19 Information

Returning to Campus in Fall 2022

Updated on Aug 22
Tags: return to campus, all updates

Members of the University community,

With the new term only days away, I can sense the excitement building as we prepare to welcome new and returning students to our campuses.

As activity ramps up, it’s important to remind everyone of the precautions we can all take to help ensure a successful and safe Fall 2022 term.

The University is arranging on-campus COVID-19 and flu vaccine clinics for the Fall term; we will share those details as they are available. We strongly encourage all members of our University community to keep up-to-date on their vaccinations and boosters.

While masks are not mandatory on our campuses, masking is encouraged in all indoor spaces, as has been the case since June 1. The University will continue to make masks available at key campus locations (including major entrances). In addition, we encourage you to regularly self-test for COVID-19 and avoid coming to campus if your test results are positive or you are not feeling well. More information about the University’s COVID-19 and other health, safety, and wellness processes is available here.

Given the high vaccination rate historically demonstrated by members of our University community, and the respect we have shown each other regarding masking, I am confident that we are well-prepared for another safe term on our campuses. And I want to reassure you that the University will continue to monitor and respond to any public health issues, including both COVID-19 the emerging monkeypox situation in Canada, and will provide updates if and when necessary.

The Fall term will include opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to participate in many exciting in-person events like Welcome Weekend.

On September 17, I will participate in two events – Treaty 4 Gathering in Fort Qu’Appelle, an annual gathering to reconnect, recognize, and honour the spirit and intent of Treaty 4, and the kick-off event for the U Prairie Challenge, which begins with a tailgate party at Mosaic Stadium followed by the Rams and Huskies game. I encourage you to join me at both of these events to celebrate our community!

I want to thank everyone who has generously volunteered to help students move in to our on-campus housing. Your involvement makes new and returning students feel welcome and creates a sense of community on our campus. Volunteers are still needed. Please consider signing up and I’ll see you there on Friday, August 26!

I look forward to seeing all of you on campus and at the great events we have planned in the coming weeks!

Yours sincerely,

 

Jeff Keshen

President and Vice-Chancellor