On December 30, 2021, President Agwunobi sent out the following message concerning changes to the Spring 2022 semester:
Given a recent sharp increase in student COVID-19 positivity rates and the increasing prevalence across Connecticut and the nation, the University of Connecticut, in consultation with student affairs, academic, administrative, and Board leadership has decided as a safety precaution to delay the student residential move-in by two weeks.
Classes will still begin on Jan. 18; however, the first two weeks of classes will now be conducted online from Jan. 18 to Jan. 29. The new residential student move-in date will be the weekend of Jan. 29.
This is subject to further change based on the course of the pandemic. Also, in the next few days, the University will be issuing a requirement that eligible students receive booster vaccinations. Discussions are also occurring regarding requiring the same for eligible faculty and staff.
In January, University leadership will conduct online town hall meetings for students and faculty/staff to help answer any questions regarding these changes. We will provide more details on those town hall meetings in the near future.