- Mines will begin Fall 2020 classes as previously scheduled on August 24 with physical distancing and other safety requirements in place in classrooms, laboratories and common spaces.
- A majority of Fall 2020 undergraduate courses will be delivered in-person, with a mix of remote, online and hybrid options also offered.
- Classroom spaces will be de-densified to promote social distancing. Mines is also adjusting traffic patterns, seating arrangements and HVAC systems to conform with emerging guidance and best practices.
- All students will be required to wear cloth masks in classrooms, laboratories and offices and while engaged in other activities or in high-traffic areas.
- Although Mines is carefully planning and taking many necessary precautions for the fall semester, we must be ready to adapt and change as we learn more about the coronavirus and its impact on our community.
- The new student experience will begin with the traditional climb up Mount Zion to the M.
- Oredigger Camp will be hosted virtually. Register for this important event, which will include ample social activities and opportunities, on the orientation web page.
- Residence halls will be at 80 percent capacity to allow for reduced density in rooms and common spaces. The remaining rooms will be set aside for isolation and quarantine use, as needed.
Watch for new signs around campus.
Oredigger Promise: We Climb Together
Orediggers climb together. Orediggers look out for each other.
It will take a shared commitment from each and every one of us to stop the spread of COVID-19, open campus and be together at Mines this year.
We take great pride in being a top engineering and applied sciences university and we will strive to be the exemplar in preventing the spread of COVID-19 in a university setting.
Therefore, as a member of the Oredigger community, I promise to protect classmates and colleagues, our families and neighbors, and myself by adopting the practices and attitudes summarized below;
COMPLETE TRAINING SESSIONS
to learn required safety practices and expectations for learning,
working, and living on campus.
MONITOR MY HEALTH DAILY.
I will report to a medical professional if I experience any of the COVID-19 symptoms: fever of 100.4F or higher, dry cough, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, chills, unusual muscle aches, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell.
STAY HOME IF I HAVE COVID-19-RELATED SYMPTOMS,
even if I feel well enough to come to campus.
ISOLATE AND SELF-QUARANTINE
for the prescribed period of time after exposure to someone who is ill or has tested positive for COVID-19.
MAINTAIN APPROPRIATE SOCIAL DISTANCING
in all settings, both on- and off-campus.
WEAR AN APPROPRIATE FACE COVERING
over my mouth and nose when indoors and in any other setting where it is difficult to maintain social distancing, and use any other protective gear prescribed by the university.
WASH MY HANDS FREQUENTLY
using soap and water or hand sanitizer. Contribute to the cleaning of classroom surfaces as requested.
CAREFULLY OBSERVE AND FOLLOW
campus and building instructional signs and directions.
PARTICIPATE IN COVID-19 TESTING AND CONTACT TRACING
to preserve the wellness of the community.
BE POSITIVE AND GRACIOUS
when others provide safety reminders and suggestions.
BE ATTENTIVE AND HELPFUL
to anyone around who may be in need of support.
Mines students, faculty and staff share the many reasons they wear face coverings in public and when they are on campus.
TOOLS AT A GLANCE
KEEP LEARNING REMOTELY
Assistance, support and issues
ITS REMOTE RESOURCES
IT tools and resources
Registration details, catalog, etc.
CASA at Mines
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HEALTH & WELLNESS
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