Healthy Community

There will be many changes on campus this fall, in and out of the classroom. In this section, you'll find details about policies and guidelines for the academic environment and co-curricular experiences that are being put in place on campus to help us reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

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Academics and Course Delivery

Our faculty will deliver meaningful courses in a variety of formats that enable students to make progress toward graduation and give opportunities for deep and engaged learning.

Keeping a Healthy Workplace*

Some employees have already returned to campus to work. Others will be returning in July as needed with the last week of July set for the majority of employees to return using staggered work schedules when appropriate.


We are taking a phased approach to re-starting labs and studios, with detailed guidance and supporting materials provided to facilitate a safe return to labs and studios. Check back frequently for more information.

Living On and Off Campus

Students spend much of their time outside of the classroom, and keeping healthy where you live will require new habits and responsibilities for the fall.

Dining On Campus

Food and beverage changes are being implemented to promote a healthy and safe dining experience on campus.

Activities and Student Engagement

Student involvement is a key component of the Miami experience. It will be different — and rewarding — in fall 2020.

Visitors and Events

Visitors are asked to limit their trips to campus to essential visits and follow all university healthy and safety guidelines.


The Mid-American Conference (MAC) announced Aug. 8 the postponement of all scheduled fall contests, as well as MAC championships, due to continuing concerns related to the COVID-19 global pandemic. For more information, visit

Sustainability at Miami

The overall principle guiding the safe return to campus is to protect the health of our community.

Remain-In-Room Plan for Residence Halls

Remain-in-Room (RIR) plans are for students living in Oxford campus residence halls experiencing a cluster of COVID-19 cases.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

COVID-19 impacts different populations in different ways. We want to do all we can to keep our community healthy, both physically and emotionally.

Pledge to the Community

As a part of a community, it is the responsibility of all of us to help each other be as healthy as possible. Individual actions matter. As students enter the Miami community, they will be asked to make a commitment to the actions they will take.