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NSU Spring Semester 2022 – Return to Campus

As the COVID-19 pandemic presents new variants across the Commonwealth and the entire globe, Norfolk State University continues to prioritize the health and safety of the entire community and campus. The omicron variant of COVID-19 is causing a surge in infections at a rapid rate. NSU is taking the following steps to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on our campus.
·       Spring semester classes will begin January 18, 2022. They will be held in person. Faculty will need to adjust their syllabi to accommodate the shift in starting dates for classes. The required number of in-class course hours and the end of the semester date will not be impacted by this shift. Move-in and return testing will be moved back a week to January 12 through January 16, 2022. Students will be receiving a separate communication regarding move-in and return testing by 5:00pm on Wednesday, December 29, 2021.  
·       Employees will return to work as scheduled on January 3, 2022 – All offices will need to have continuous in-person coverage during normal operating hours – 8:00am – 5:00pm. However, Department heads and managers may implement teleworking on a rotating basis for employees as needed for the week of January 3 – 7, 2022. For questions or guidance, department heads can contact their Vice President or direct supervisor.
·       All essential staff/employees designated to work on campus will report to work during their normal shifts beginning January 3, 2022.
·       Starting January 10, 2022, all employees must resume normal in-person shifts and operating hours. 
·       Booster Shot Requirement: All students, staff, and faculty are required to show proof of having received a booster shot no later than February 4, 2022. A mechanism to provide proof of this information will be shared with the University community at the beginning of the year. Those who have already have vaccination exemptions for medical or religious reasons are also exempt from this requirement and will have ongoing testing. If you have only recently received the initial vaccination and are not eligible to receive a booster shot until after February 4, you will be expected to show proof of the booster shot at a later time. You will be provided instruction for moving forward. 
We must all do our part to keep the University community healthy and safe. General questions regarding our COVID-19 response can be directed to