Coronavirus

Message from University leaders on students remaining away from campus

Students with no research or teaching responsibilities should not return to campus the week of March 16 and should spend the week at their homes unless they have a hardship.

UNC-Chapel Hill Coronavirus

Dear Tar Heels,

Today we are writing specifically to our undergraduate students, as well as our graduate students who do not have research or teaching responsibilities on campus. As you return from spring break, we want to clarify our campus message from this past Wednesday. In that March 11 email, we announced that UNC-Chapel Hill would be extending spring break until March 22 and asked all students to stay off campus.

Today, we are writing to strongly urge these students — residential, off-campus and graduate students with no research or teaching responsibilities — to not return to campus the week of March 16 and should spend the week at their homes.

Our campus residence halls and services remain open for those students who have a hardship or depend on Campus Health as their only source of primary care. If these distinctions do not apply to you, we urge you to stay home.

We will send an update email no later than midweek – March 18 – with further guidance regarding plans for the week of March 23. This is a rapidly changing situation. The University continues to work closely with our campus infectious disease experts, faculty leadership, the UNC System, state and local health officials.

Please continue to visit our COVID-19 webpage for updates.

Sincerely,

Kevin M. Guskiewicz
Chancellor

Robert A. Blouin
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost