Ongoing Commencement planning
March 1, 2021
Message to graduating students
Dear Faculty & Staff
Due to rapid developments in the spread of COVID-19, as well as further guidance from the State and the CDC on enhanced mitigation strategies, the University will transition to remote operations for faculty and staff, starting on March 17 and remaining in effect until further notice.
Our aim is simple: To fulfill the ongoing mission of the University, while protecting the health and well-being of our employees and meeting our civic responsibility for the public good.
Supervisors will proceed as follows:
For our researchers, be advised that more restrictive measures for on-campus access to research areas will be implemented. The Office of Research has provided updated guidance to assist with contingency planning, including efforts to recalibrate on-campus research activities.
In terms of facilities, the University will limit open access to buildings on campus. (Should you need assistance in accessing a campus building, please contact our Access Control unit at 556-4925).
In addition to the closing of TUC, West Pavilion and both Campus Recreation facilities announced last week, University Libraries (except the Health Science Library) will be added, effective today, to the list of building closures for the foreseeable future. Learn more about the University LIbraries online services or seek assistance during this time.
For more information on the University’s response to coronavirus, as well as for future updates, please visit our dedicated website at uc.edu/publichealth.
To confirm: The University remains open. If the State provides further direction for public institutions, the University of Cincinnati will adapt accordingly. Thank you for your flexibility, patience and understanding. I know that we, together, will successfully navigate these unchartered waters.
Neville G. Pinto