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From the Desk of President Harlan Sands – January 7, 2022

Dear Students, Staff and Faculty,

We are excited to welcome you back as we move closer to the start of another spring semester at CSU. We truly hope you had an enjoyable holiday break that provided an opportunity to spend time with family, relax and recharge.

Given our track record of success during the last year in providing a safe on-campus experience – thanks to our strong COVID safety protocols and your commitment to compliance and safe behaviors – we remain deeply committed to providing a near-full slate of on-campus classes and activities for our students this spring. Our plan is to begin the spring 2022 semester as scheduled on January 18.  

To do this successfully – as we have done throughout the pandemic – we will be updating our safety guidelines and protocols for spring semester, consistent with CDC guidelines and best practices. During the next 10 days, we will be communicating with you the specifics on how we plan to operate this spring and some additional services that will be available. As part of our communication plan, Provost Bloomberg and I would like to invite you to join us for a live Facebook Town Hall meeting on Thursday, January 13 at 1 p.m., when we will present an overview of our plans for spring and address your questions.

We fully understand that the Omicron variant and recent surge in COVID cases in Northeast Ohio and across the country presents a new challenge to our community and ability to “stay the course” in our on-campus approach. Nonetheless, we know that face-to-face teaching and learning is critical to the success of our students, is good for our collective mental health, reduces social isolation, and advances student progression and graduation rates. With our continuing investments in safety-related practices, we believe we can provide our faculty and staff with the support and flexibility needed to continue serving our students in the best way possible. 

As we transition from the “pandemic” to “endemic” phase of COVID-19, we are confident that we can work together to operate effectively in our “new normal.” 

We will have more to share at next week’s Town Hall. In the meantime, stay safe. 


Harlan M. Sands

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Past Communications

December 31, 2021 – Important COVID update (for faculty and staff)

December 10, 2021 – Safe Campus 2022

November 8, 2021 – Flu shots and COVID-19 boosters now available

October 28, 2021 – COVID-19 vaccination incentives extended through Dec. 10

October 21, 2021 – COVID-19 update

October 1, 2021 – COVID-19 vaccination incentives

September 3, 2021 – Campus safety protocol update

May 20, 2021 - Updated fall semester plans

April 1, 2021 - CSU to Welcome All Students Back to Campus for Fall 2021

February 26, 2021 - COVID-19 testing expands to CSU students with in-person classes

January 19, 2021 - Welcome to spring 2021

January 14, 2021 - Back to Campus - Spring Semester 2021 Update

December 23, 2020 - Winter Break Student Update

December 10, 2020End of Semester Student Update

November 17, 2020CSU to move to remote instruction after Thanksgiving

October 30, 2020 - Important Campus Status Update

October 26, 2020 - Important Fall/Spring Updates

October 20, 2020 - Fall Health Update

September 28, 2020 - Fall Semester Update

August 31, 2020 - Fall Semester Update

August 25, 2020 - How to take the required daily health assessment

August 21, 2020 - Fall Semester Update

August 17, 2020 - Fall Semester Update

August 8, 2020 - Fall Semester Update

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