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Spring Semester Information
for Students Coming to Campus
Modified Arrival Quarantine
- 14-day modified arrival quarantine: must complete in a residence hall or in the Pittsburgh area if you're coming from outside of Southwestern PA
- Quarantine period: begins after you are moved into the location where you will be residing during the quarantine and have obtained all of the essential items
- If unable to arrive two weeks before February 15 (start of in-person classes): participate in courses remotely until quarantine period is complete
- February 1-12: remote-only for first two weeks of classes for all graduate and undergraduate students
- February 15: in-person classes begin; hybrid option continues
Tartan Testing Prior to Classes/Participation
All students who intend to participate in any on-campus classes or CMU-related activities are expected to participate in the Tartan Testing Program each week once selected to participate.
For many students, this will mean getting tested through Tartan Testing prior to February 15, 2021. However, you should not get tested until at least four days into your quarantine after you have arrived to the Pittsburgh region.
The Tartan COVID-19 Asymptomatic Testing Program allows all asymptomatic students to be tested once a week throughout the spring semester.Additional Student Information
Most current numbers of cases at CMU, as well as Allegheny County data.
CMU Expands Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing with High-Volume, On-Campus Lab
Tartan Testing Ramp Up: By Invitation Only
The Tartan COVID-19 Asymptomatic Testing Program is CMU's program for the diagnosis of COVID-19 in asymptomatic individuals and is the latest element of the university's ongoing strategy to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our community.
At this time, only those who have received a testing invitation email may schedule appointments. As we ramp up the Tartan Testing program, the size of this invited cohort will expand over time until we are able to offer testing to all Pittsburgh-based students, faculty and staff.
Current Service Posture
Restricted Services, Effective 12/11/20
Following Allegheny County’s stay-at-home orders, we changed our campus posture from modified to restricted services.
Approved projects are returning to their CMU locations while complying with university-wide minimum requirements. All other researchers are continuing to operate remotely until authorized to return to CMU facilities.
Working at CMU
The majority of departments and units across the university are currently working remotely. As future business needs dictate, the university has created plans for select units/employees to return to campus under strict guidance.
Campus Services Operating Hours
Most campus services are available remotely and/or in person with modified operating hours. Visit the Campus Services Operating Hours page for contact information and details for various departments across campus.
Student Wellness Kits
CMU’s Wellness Kits have what you need to follow the four behaviors shown below, and help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Students living in residence halls receive their kits upon arrival to campus and off campus students can pick up their kits at the Information Desk, University Stores and Post Office during business hours.
Campus Services Operating Hours
Most campus services are available remotely and/or in person with modified operating hours. Visit the Campus Services Operating Hours page for contact information and details for the various departments across campus.
Visit the Dining Services website for information on opening hours and carryout ordering options while we are in a restricted posture.
Seating arrangements in open areas across campus have been repositioned to allow for at least 6 feet of distance. Campus buildings are operating at approximately 50% capacity (or less) to reduce exposure and high-touch, high-traffic areas are cleaned consistently throughout the day.
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Support the health and well-being of our entire campus and surrounding community
Taking the daily self-assessment is one way to show you care about your community.
Find out how
Download the NOVID App
CMU faculty, staff and students are encouraged to download NOVID. The app, created at CMU, is uniquely designed to anonymously track the spread of COVID-19 within a user’s network.
CMU users: enter the word “TARTANS” on the settings page to join the NOVID CMU community and gain access to university-specific COVID announcements, helpful links, surveys and follow-up advice.
Download the COVID Alert PA App
COVID Alert PA is the official mobile app by the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) that uses the Exposure Notification System (ENS).
You can now add your phone to the fight against COVID-19 by going to the Google Play Store or Apple App Store and downloading the free COVID Alert PA app to your smartphone.