For additional information, please visit the WashU Together Covid Response page.

Spring 2022 Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ will be updated as new information becomes available. Questions may be emailed to covidquestions@wustl.edu

ACADEMICS

When will the spring semester start?
The semester will start on time on Tuesday, January 18. For the first two weeks, classes will be held online. Class sessions will be scheduled through Canvas. See our academic calendar here.

What will happen with the winter intersession classes?
The intersession classes scheduled for January, 10 – January, 14 will be held on Zoom. Class schedule information will be posted through Canvas.

When will in-person instruction begin?
We are planning to resume in-person instruction on January 31, as long as regional conditions allow.

Will there be any changes to academic policies or deadlines for the spring semester?
Unless otherwise indicated, policies and deadlines are consistent with fall 2021, as listed in the Bulletin and academic calendar. Please check back for updates.

BUILDING ACCESS

Who is permitted to enter Anheuser-Busch Hall?
Only individuals with keycard access can enter Anheuser-Busch Hall. Law school students may access Anheuser-Busch Hall at this time.In addition, all individuals entering Anheuser-Busch hall must follow university health and safety protocols including masking and completion of the WashU daily self screening test before coming to campus

Will the law library remain open to the law school community?
Yes, the law library will remain open.

Will on-campus food services (The Law Cafe, DUC, etc.) be open?
For the most up-to-date information on food services, please visit diningservices.wustl.edu.

Will the Recreation Center be open during the first two weeks of the semester before in-person classes resume?
The university has indicated that access to student-facing services such as the fitness and recreation center will be extremely limited during this time. For the latest information, please check the Recreation Center’s webpage.

COVID-19 TESTING & BOOSTERS

Am I required by the School of Law to present a negative COVID-19 test before coming to campus?
Per university mandate, all Danforth Campus students are expected to complete pre-arrival testing and are required to complete entry testing. The University will mail self-test kits to all Danforth students who have a US address listed in official university records. Test kits ought to ship in early January, to arrive between January 17 and 21.

I am a student enrolled in a fully-online program and am not coming to campus. Am I required to complete testing?
No, students in fully online programs are not expected to complete COVID testing.

Am I required to get a COVID-19 booster?
The university is not requiring boosters at this time but may do so in the future. However, our expectation is that all students, faculty, and staff who are eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster will get one. Please upload your booster documentation (students to the Habif Health and Wellness Center website and employees to ReadySet).

Will the university offer booster shots?
The university has indicated that booster clinics will be held on the Danforth Campus for students, faculty and staff in January and February. Details about these clinics will be provided soon.

HEALTH

What accommodations are available in case a student falls ill?
Please contact Associate Dean Elizabeth Walsh. The Office of Student Life will provide accommodations for students on a case-by-case basis.

What is the procedure for a student who falls ill or has a sick family member and needs to take a leave of absence? Would the student’s scholarship be jeopardized?
As scholarships are guaranteed for six semesters, student scholarships will not be jeopardized. Please contact Associate Dean Elizabeth Walsh if you have specific questions.

Is treatment for COVID-19 covered by student health insurance plans?
For specific information about what is included in your health insurance plan, please contact studentinsurance@wustl.edu.

How will mental health services be provided to students, particularly during this time of high stress?
For up-to-date Habif Health and Wellness Center information, additional questions, etc., please contact the Center via its website or by phone at 314-935-6666.

CAREER

How and when should students be communicating with potential employers about internships and other job opportunities?
Now is the time to work on your next job.  The best specific strategy for you will depend on your goals and circumstances. Please call, email, or log in to Symplicity to schedule a meeting with the Career Center now. We are actively meeting with students and employers, as well as hosting informational, networking, and interview programs.  Consistency is key to success in your job search and we are available to meet with you every week.

What is the best way to connect with the Career Center?
You can easily call, email or schedule a meeting with the Career Center at any time.