UA work groups are planning for a phased return to full operations in the Fall, although a “new normal” will prevail. Movement along this timeline will be evidence-based, not driven by dates.

Evidence will include the dynamics of community transition, positive cases, hospitalizations, and the ability of campus and local officials to manage ongoing impacts.

March 17 – 18

  • Emergency Declaration for University signed by President.
  • Semester Completion Plan, via remote learning, implemented.
  • Limited Business Operations began.


  • Commencement for Spring 2020 graduates delayed.
  • Staggered move-out from on-campus housing conducted to preserve distancing.



  • Teaching continues to be conducted remotely.
  • Limited operations continue, with progressive modifications and expansion as Fall approaches.
  • Most staff will continue working remotely.
  • As the summer progresses, additional employees will return in a distanced and staggered fashion, with appropriate personal protective equipment and practices and as called for by operational and office needs.



  • UA plans to end limited operations, albeit with some employees continuing to work remotely and heightened protections in place for employees and students.
  • Returning employees will maintain distancing and staggered schedules, in accordance with guidance, and with appropriate personal protective equipment.
  • Returning students will encounter academic and physical adjustments designed to preserve distancing and limit spread. For example, residence hall move-in will be staggered even more than usual; classroom use will be designed to limit numbers and spread; and changes in dining and events will be planned.
  • Classes are scheduled to begin August 19.