Return to Campus

Community Commitment

The health and safety of the Xavier community is at the forefront of all University policies in response to COVID-19. To enable the full and safe reopening of campus in the fall, we will all need to do our part to keep each other healthy and safe. This shared responsibility will include the wearing of masks while indoors in the company of others, maintaining social distancing, and adhering to “test, treat, trace” protocols. Our commitment to each other’s health and safety is an extension of our approach to being in community together as Musketeers: All for One and One for All.

Fall Semester Schedule

As we continue to follow the CDC and Federal, and State guidelines, we are planning to welcome students back to campus and to teach in-person in August. In response to the best available information, we will be shifting our semester forward to begin classes on August 17, instead of the previously scheduled start date of August 24. Move-in and orientation for all new students will be held the week of August 10.

*Please note that fully-online graduate programs may be following the originally scheduled dates and the dates of some accelerated programs may vary from the standard term dates posted here. Students should check with their program for more information.

Fall Semester Details

Health, Wellness and Safety

Guided by our partners at TriHealth and following CDC guidelines, Xavier is working hard to make campus a safe environment for students and employees. 

Health and Wellness Resources
Cleaning and Facilities Protocols
Ohio COVID-19 Travel Advisory Guidance
Testing, Treatment, and Tracing
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 Information

The Academic Experience

Xavier is committed to high-quality, personalized education, informed by our Jesuit mission and values, to help you on your path to success. We plan for the vast majority of undergraduate classes to be held face-to-face, taught by dedicated and expert faculty, in the same small class size that defines a Xavier education.

The Academic Experience
Student Guide to Learning at Xavier University
Student Success and Academic Support
Travel and Study Abroad

Student Life

Driven by our commitment to cura personalis, Xavier provides support services to enhance students’ wellbeing and allow them to take full advantage of the learning opportunities we offer. As in past years, we will continue to offer students a robust blend of engagement and support services. However, we are modifying how we engage students to promote a safe and healthy campus experience.

Student Life
Community Commitment
Diversity and Inclusion
Return to Recreational Sports
Food Guidelines

Housing and Dining

Campus housing and dining procedures have been modified to promote social distancing, minimize prolonged contact and adhere to cleaning and safety protocols.

On-Campus Housing and Campus Dining
Residence Life Approach to Safety

Campus Events and Activities

Campus events and activities have been dramatically impacted by health guidelines prohibiting large gatherings. Xavier is constantly evaluating health guidelines and their impact on campus activities.

Manresa Orientation and First-Year Move-In
Upperclass Move-In
Campus Safety

Employee Resources

Employees are now in the Advance Preparation phase of the return to campus as they return to work on campus gradually. This approach will allow time for the physical preparation of the campus to be completed and will give employees time to make their own preparations for returning.

Employee Resources