Previous Campus Updates
Below is a look at the campus-wide communication that the Queens community has received since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, including steps initially taken in the spring 2020 semester and updates related to the semesters following.
The most recent message will always appear at the top of this page.
Aug. 2, 2021
Presenting the Fall 2021 Royal Return plan, with updated policies and requirements to guide our community.
June 24, 2021
After careful consideration, we have decided to require the COVID-19 vaccine for all faculty, staff and students who will be on campus this coming academic year.
April 13, 2021
A move to a Level 2 alert, vaccine information, and an end-of-semester exit testing option.
March 17, 2021
Looking ahead to the fall semester, during which Queens is anticipating coming back to a full on-campus experience.
January 28, 2021
Confirmation that as planned, Queens will return to hybrid learning on Wednesday, Feb. 3.
January 13, 2021
Information on the impact of the new Mecklenburg County public health directive as it pertains to Queens.
January 8, 2021
Key information on the implementation of the Royal Return plan for the 2021 spring semester, including the introduction of a COVID-19 Dashboard and color-coded alert system.
December 17, 2020
Reminders about preparing for the spring 2021 semester, including a shelter in place and testing policy.
November 16, 2020
Sharing the updated Royal Return plan, Queens' blueprint for a safe and successful return to campus for the spring 2021 semester.
October 7, 2020
Update on specific plans for the upcoming spring semester, including the academic calendar.
September 22, 2020
Update related to planning to return to campus for spring 2020 semester.
August 24, 2020
A welcome to the new academic year from President Lugo, including a look remarkable student achievements from over the summer.
July 31, 2020
Update on the Fall 2020 semester including a full transition to virtual learning.
July 16, 2020
Announcement of Royal Return 2020: Queens' blueprint for a safe and successful reopening of campus.
June 19, 2020
Information on housing options for the 2020-21 school year that prioritize the safety of students, staff, and faculty, including safety precautions.
June 18, 2020
Announcement of the academic calendar for the fall semester as well as additional details on residency plan.
June 4, 2020
Update on planning for the fall semester, including considerations for the academic calendar, modality and classrooms, and campus density.
May 4, 2020
Creation of re-opening task force with intention of returning to campus safely and responsibly in the fall.
April 1, 2020
Information on the university's extensive and proactive steps to limit the potential impact of COVID-19 on the Queens community.
March 19, 2020
A special message from President Lugo, including the postponement of the commencement ceremony for 2020 graduates.
March 12, 2020
Announcement that Queens will move all instruction online for the remainder of the spring semester and residential students will be required to leave campus, among other information.
March 10, 2020
Senior leadership's decisions and recommendations surrounding COVID-19 as it relates to travel, events, facilities and preventative measures.
March 5, 2020
Activation of the Emergency Operations Team, creation of a dedicated website for COVID-19 information, request to report all domestic and international travel.
February 27, 2020
Senior leadership and health and wellness teams staying apprised of latest COVID-19 developments. Recommendations shared from agencies including WHO and CDC.