Faculty Access to Campus for Spring 2021 Semester

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Update From President Struppa, January 26, 2021

The spring semester begins on Monday, February 1. As we continue to plan for in-person instruction, with the current state of the pandemic in Southern California, we will begin with remote instruction. As you likely know, we’ve also delayed student move-in to Chapman housing while the situation continues to improve in Orange County. In our partnership with the Orange County Health Care Agency, we complied with their recommendation to slow the move-in process therefore delaying the slight increase in the population of Orange until the local hospitals have additional capacity.

I understand this situation is confusing, with seemingly constant changes, however, I will continue to provide information as it becomes available so we can all understand the impact to the university. We remain hopeful that Orange County moves back into the RED tier on the 4-tier county risk level soon, allowing for in-person instruction.

With the start of the semester fast approaching, please read the instructions carefully for faculty access to campus for classroom teaching. 

  • FACULTY ACCESS TO CAMPUS FACILITIES: In order to streamline access for faculty, faculty do not need to request access to campus. Buildings will be available with key card access Monday through Saturday, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. for all faculty who have completed the required steps for access:
    • Online Training: You can access the COVID-19 Training at canvas.chapman.edu.
    • Weekly COVID-19 Testing: The testing locations and schedules are posted on the CU Safely Back websiteA test is needed every week and can be taken any day of the week within the days/hours of the Chapman testing sites. If a negative test is not recorded weekly, key card access to campus buildings will be suspended.
    • Daily Symptom Monitoring Survey: The daily screen is emailed to you and needs to be completed on days you are on campus.
      • The weekly COVID-19 testing provides access for the following week so you must plan ahead. Example: Taking a test on Tuesday, January 26, automatically puts you into the tracking system the following Sunday night, January 31, for Monday morning, February 1, access.
      • All exterior doors of buildings are locked and require card access to enter. Beckman Hall access is on the Glassell Street side of the building, the sliding doors near Starbucks remain locked.
      • If you have completed the necessary steps and have trouble accessing the buildings, contact Public Safety at (714) 997-6763.
    • View the full Return-to-Campus Process for Faculty.