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Your safety is our priority.

The entire UAH community has worked tirelessly to respond to the COVID pandemic and plan for the short and long-term impacts that will be left in its wake. We are fortunate to have the resources of the University of Alabama System Health and Safety Task Force, Chancellor Finis St. John and the support of the Board of Trustees in this initiative. 

This plan outlines efforts by the university community, led by the UAH Return to Campus Task Force, to develop a flexible approach to re-open campus, while considering adjustments to be made if conditions improve or worsen. While these safety and health measures are being implemented across our entire campus, the following guidelines will address the unique needs and challenges within our programs, spaces, and campus locations. By committing to a caring culture that starts with our personal behavior and acceptance of responsibility, this plan prioritizes the health and well-being of all our students, faculty, staff, vendors, volunteers, and visitors and provides a roadmap for continuing to provide exceptional educational, research, and engagement programs.

These guidelines and requirements could be subject to change and will be updated prior to future phases of re-entry, including a return to in-person instruction. You will receive various e-mail updates from time to time with specific guidance. Continue to check this website for the latest updates and information. 

Charge on!

President Darren Dawson

Summary of Plan Highlights

  • UAH will reopen campus for the fall semester.
  • Planning incorporates leadership initiatives from various working groups that include representatives from across the entire campus community.
  • Re-opening will respond to federal, state, and local government guidance in place in the fall and will be advised by health and medical professionals.
  • UAH will focus on the health and well-being of faculty, staff, students, vendors, volunteers, and visitors.
  • UAH will provide updates to the campus community via a variety of mediums, including the university's website, campus messages, and social media.

Guides and Checklists

Return to Campus

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Download a printable guide outlining what UAH is doing to keep our community safe and what we all need to do to return to campus this fall.


Students, Faculty & Staff

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Download and print this convenient checklist to help you plan for and complete all the required steps to return to campus safely.



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Ensure that faculty, staff and students under your supervision know what's required for re-entry to campus in this checklist.



Frequently Asked Questions

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We've been listening to your questions as the new semester nears.  Click here to get answers to the questions we've heard the most.

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