Coronavirus Resources – Students

Rochester University is following guidelines from the CDC and State of Michigan to keep you safe and reduce the risk for SARS-CoV-2 spread. RU has instituted physical distancing, masks, enhanced sanitation procedures, and other measures to support health while continuing our mission: preparing students for professional and personal success as they serve in God’s world. We will continue to update this page to respond to updated CDC and State guidelines. For the latest news and information related to our institutional-wide response, please visit the Rochester University website.

RU continues to place the highest priority on the health, safety and wellbeing of its students and employees. You will find the latest policies and information for students below. Please note you will need to use your RU email credentials to access these resources.


Dear Students,

We hope that you had a restful and rejuvenating holiday break. Know that we are excited for your return to campus and can’t wait to gather in the community again for the spring semester. As you prepare to return we want to provide you information about some continuing and new measures that will be implemented as we begin the spring semester in-person. These measures align with the most recent MDHHS (Michigan Department of Health & Human Services) guidelines and are in place to protect the health and safety of our campus community. Read the full update »

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  1. RU COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan » (Revised Aug. 29, 2020)
  2. 🔒COVID-Specific Academic Policies for Students » (Revised Aug. 26, 2020)
  3. Return to Class After Quarantine Isolation Guide » (Revised Sept. 9, 2020)
  4. COVID Course Schedule Appeal Form »
  5. Student Resources »
  6. WeAreRU – COVID Pledge to Protect »
  7. Town Hall Meeting Transcripts »
  8. Mask Policy Rationale »
  9. Student COVID Training »
  10. Quarantine/Isolation Q&A Sheet » (Revised Sept 16, 2020)
  11. COVID Student Handbook Addendum »

Questions? – Contact RU Preparedness and Response Team (PRT) »