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While there is no way we can eliminate entirely the possibility that members of our campus community will become ill, by being unified in true community—by being “stronger together”—we can mitigate those risks. 


Journey Ahead Protocols for the 2021-2022 Academic Year

UPDATED: 8/9/2021

Masks/Face Coverings

  • Masks and/or face coverings are required in the following circumstances:
    • during scheduled class and/or lab sessions; 
    • while on Trojan Transit; and
    • when attending large, organized indoor events consisting of 75 people or more where attendance is required.
  • Masks and/or face coverings are optional while outdoors
  • Students should bring several masks and/or face covering with them to campus, and keep them on hand at all times.  
  • The mask and/or face covering requirement is expected to be temporary.  

Physical Distancing

  • To the extent possible, keep at least three feet of physical distance between yourself and others. 


  • The University is not requiring faculty, staff, or students be vaccinated.  
  • However, the University strongly recommends vaccination as a way to protect against COVID-19 and reducing its spread. 
  • Anderson University is operating with the expectation that faculty, staff, and students will make informed individual choices on how to protect themselves, their families, and our campus community.  

COVID-19 Testing

  • The University is not requiring COVID-19 testing prior to the fall semester. 
  • Faculty, staff, and students should assess their personal health prior to arriving on campus. Those with symptoms of any sickness should not come to campus and contact a medical provider for further guidance. 
  • During the semester, COVID-19 testing will be available to students through Thrive Wellness Center in coordination with multiple local labs.

Campus Operations

  • The following campus activities and locations will return to normal operations and capacity, including:
    • Classrooms
    • Dining areas
    • Residence halls
    • Thrift Library
    • Intramural sports
    • Student Center 
  • Large, indoor gatherings (75 or more) may have some capacity limitations, though we are increasing capacity limits in place during the 2020-2021 academic year. For example, Campus Worship and South Carolina School of the Arts performances and rehearsals may require capacity limitations.