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Follow up on return to in-person instruction

Section 1

January 10, 2022

Dear Students,

This is a follow-up message to the Chancellor’s announcement that remote instruction will continue through January 28th.

First, it is important that you plan your return to campus to provide sufficient time to be ready for in-person instruction beginning January 31st. All students returning to campus for Winter 2022 should get a COVID-19 test no more than 72 hours prior to your return to campus if possible. Testing may be available at pharmacies either in-person or take home. If you test positive, please do not return to campus until you have met criteria to exit isolation as found on the UCI Forward Isolation and Quarantine page.

You should carefully plan your campus arrival to accommodate campus testing protocols. For on-campus residents, this will require returning to campus at least 7 days prior to your first in-person class. For more information, please visit the UCI Forward website. Commuter students are required to test within 72 hours after your return to campus by scheduling an appointment at a Campus Testing Site through the UCI Student Health Center Patient Portal or by walk-in at the campus testing sites.

For up-to-date information on the Winter Quarter 2022 return to in-person instruction, please check the UCI Forward website.

Second, there will be a small number of courses, primarily laboratory and studio courses, that will return to in-person instruction during week 3 or 4. Any return to in-person instruction will follow all public health guidelines. Instructors will inform you as soon as possible if this will be happening in your course(s). Please pay close attention to class announcements and follow up with your instructors if you have any questions about this possibility.

Michael Dennin 
Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning
Dean, Division of Undergraduate Education

Gillian Hayes
Vice Provost of Graduate Education
Dean of the Graduate Division