On this page:

  • Monitoring for symptoms before arrival to campus
  • What students should pack to address COVID-19 concerns

As students, faculty and staff prepare for the fall semester, it is critical to the health of our community that they monitor for COVID symptoms and take appropriate action if they believe they are ill or know that they have been exposed.

Before arriving on a campus

Students, faculty and staff must follow public health protocols and stay at home if they have been exposed or believe symptoms.

Two weeks prior to arriving on a campus, such as move-in dates for university housing, students (and those helping them move in) should monitor for symptoms.

Anyone who is experiencing symptoms they should remain at home until they no longer experience symptoms for ten days, including the absence of a fever without fever-reducing medications.

Anyone who knows that they have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID should also stay at home for 14 days to monitor for symptoms.

Students who are unable to attend classes in person due to stay-at-home protocols will have the opportunity to start classes using online flexibility until they arrive on campus.

Limit your risk of exposure and the risk of exposing others at all times by washing your hands frequently in soap and water for 20 seconds, wear a mask, and stay at least six feet away from others.

Student preparations for the academic year

Students who are able, should bring a care kit with them for the Fall semester. This kit should include:

  • A thermometer to monitor for fever
  • At least two reusable, washable cloth face masks
  • Basic cold and flu medications
  • Hand sanitizer or hand wipes
  • A 30-days supply of their prescription medications that they routinely take (non-COVID related)
  • Their health insurance information

Students may access health care and pharmacy services through the CSU Health Network as part of their student fees.


All students, faculty and staff will be expected to comply with public health guidance and contact tracing.