Summer/Autumn 2021 Return to Campus
Learn about our plans to move forward safely as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic
At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Columbus State identified the guiding principles of health and safety, compassion and flexibility, and clear communication. The well-being of our students, faculty, and staff is of paramount importance. In March 2020, our priorities required a shift to primarily remote operations. Now, with hopeful news regarding vaccine availability, we plan to gradually and safely return to in-person classes and student services. While campus operations may look different thanks to our continued commitment to social distancing and masking guidelines, we look forward to serving more students on campus starting this summer and into the autumn.
While Summer Semester 2021 will remain primarily remote, we are running a limited number of in-person classes and phasing in some in-person student services by appointment, even as we continue to offer virtual service options. We will share more details about Autumn 2021 as it draws closer. The pandemic remains an ever-changing environment and the College will continue to follow guidelines set by the CDC, Ohio Department of Health, and others.
- Registration for Summer and Autumn semesters is open, reflecting our gradual increase in in-person classes. Check the schedule to see how classes are offered within each semester.
- We are gradually increasing in-person student services on an appointment-only basis starting this summer while maintaining virtual service options.
- Students taking in-person classes must continue to fill out a health assessment prior to arrival, and everyone must follow established safety practices including wearing a mask while indoors on college property.
- At this time, Columbus State does not require students or staff to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, but we do encourage you to get the shot.