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 taken in the spring 2020 semester and updates related to the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters.

The most recent message will always appear at the top of this page. 

October 7, 2020

Update on specific plans for the upcoming spring semester, including the academic calendar.

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September 22, 2020

Update related to planning to return to campus for spring 2020 semester.

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August 24, 2020

A welcome to the new academic year from President Lugo, including a look a remarkable student achievements from over the summer.

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July 31, 2020

Update on the Fall 2020 semester including a full transition to virtual learning.

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July 16, 2020

Announcement of Royal Return 2020: Queens' blueprint for a safe and successful reopening of campus.

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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.

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June 18, 2020

Announcement of the academic calendar for the fall semester as well as additional details on residency plan.

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June 4, 2020

Update on planning for the fall semester, including considerations for the academic calendar, modality and classrooms, and campus density.

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May 4, 2020

Creation of re-opening task force with intention of returning to campus safely and responsibly in the fall.

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April 1, 2020

Information on the university's extensive and proactive steps to limit the potential impact of COVID-19 on the Queens community.

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March 19, 2020

A special message from President Lugo, including the postponement of the commencement ceremony for 2020 graduates.

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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.

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March 10, 2020

Senior leadership's decisions and recommendations surrounding COVID-19 as it relates to travel, events, facilities and preventative measures.

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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.

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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.

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