CGU continues to monitor the pandemic situation daily. The information below represents current planning and may change. CGU is determined to support the academic progress of our students while ensuring the health and safety of the entire CGU community.

Summary for Students (Updated August 21)

Please read the entire page for complete details and information, and check back as this information may be updated at any time in accordance to current health recommendations.

Classes:

  • CGU will implement an Online Flex option in which all classes will be conducted fully online except for labs, studios, practica, one-on-one tutorials, and research studies that require hands-on work and physical access to campus spaces.
  • Eligiblity for on-campus activity is subject to CGU approval and to CDC, state, and county health and safety guidance.
  • Students can find out more about how their individual classes will meet by checking the CGU Class Schedule.
  • Classes such as these that have an in-person requirement will have social distancing measures in place, and classrooms and high-touch surfaces will have increased cleaning protocols.

Returning to campus:

While on campus:

  • In general, masks are required on the CGU campus.
  • Please provide your own mask. There will be masks available for purchase on campus if you don’t have one.
  • For every day that you are on campus, you will need to fill out a digital survey that will be used for contact tracing if necessary. Only CGU Human Resources staff will have access to this data, and it will be deleted on a monthly basis.
  • Learn more about what you need to do if you’re on campus.

COVID-19:

  • COVID-19 testing will be available through Student Health Services.
  • Check your temperature regularly, and don’t come to campus if your temperature is over 100.4 degrees, or you have a cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, decrease in taste or smell, upset stomach – nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, or unexplained general muscle pain.
  • Don’t come to campus if you have recently been around someone with any of the above symptoms or who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 until you have at least spoken with SHS or your doctor.
  • If you test positive for COVID-19, details about how to isolate and for how long before returning to class must be discussed with a medical provider (your doctor, SHS, Timely MD, TCC Contact Tracing Investigator, Health Department personnel). In most cases, you will need to self-isolate for no less than 10 days regardless of any test results.
  • You cannot end isolation if you have had fever more than 24 hours before the 10 days is over, without being on any fever reducing medication, AND all symptoms are improving.
  • If you test positive for COVID-19, let Alex Gaytan in Human Resources know as soon as possible. If you’ve been on campus in the month prior to your diagnosis, CGU will assist with contact tracing.

Student services:

  • CGU transferred many services for students to a digital environment to ensure continuity of all aspects of the university experience during COVID-19. These services will continue to be available virtually and in-person as health guidance permits.
  • In addition, you can remain engaged through the Student Affairs Office, Academic Professional Development Offices, the Office of Student Engagement, and the shared resources of The Claremont Colleges.

 

Class Flexibility for CGU Students

At this time, our default for instruction will be online classes. As mentioned above, classes that have an in-person requirement will have social distancing measures in place, and classrooms and high-traffic areas surfaces will have increased cleaning protocols.

CGU online classes are designed to be as robust and engaging as the on-ground counterpart. Through the development and delivery of fully online degrees, CGU has invested in the technology and resources to ensure a quality educational experience in a fully online format.

 

Returning to Campus

While most fall courses will be offered online, out-of-state and international students who wish to attend classes on campus but may not be able to arrive in time for the start of the semester will be given the opportunity to learn online. Students traveling domestically or internationally will need to quarantine for 14 days before attending in-person classes..

International students with questions related to travel and visa status, should review the International Services website and contact international@cgu.edu

 

Preventive Health Measures

Before returning to campus, all CGU students and employees will be pre-screened for information related to prior COVID-19 testing, potential exposure, and travel. All CGU community members will be required to complete a brief online program and questionnaire before returning to campus. Included in this program will be a thorough explanation of CGU safety and cleanliness procedures, as well as outlining the expectations of those returning to campus. CGU will follow CDC guidance pertaining to quarantine requirements for individuals traveling domestically or internationally.

 

COVID-19

Any student who feels ill or has any symptoms aligned with COVID-19 should not come to campus. Please contact Student Health Services or your doctor for advice and possible testing.

 

Student Services

CGU takes a holistic approach to the health and wellness of our students. We believe that student success encompasses the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being of all our students.

The following student services and offices will be available to students. Be sure to check the Student Services web page for updated information.

 

Student Engagement and Success

While much of the CGU campus remains closed, there are still ways for you to remain engaged through the Student Affairs Office, Academic Professional Development Offices, the Office of Student Engagement, and the shared resources of The Claremont Colleges. For more information, please visit the websites below. All of these offices are hosting virtual webinars, as well as holding individual appointments through zoom. These services will continue to be available virtually and in-person as health guidance permits.

The Office of Student Engagement is a cross-functional, integrated unit, that supports new and continuing CGU graduate students and advances success initiatives. If you need to get connected to campus resources and/or need assistance but don’t know where to start, you can schedule a virtual appointment with the Office of Student Engagement or email student.engagement@cgu.edu for assistance.

The Center for Writing & Rhetoric has numerous online programs that will support you throughout the academic year. Schedules and sign-ups can be found at cgu.edu/write.

Preparing Future Faculty’s programming and services are offered online, including online appointments, events, and training webinars.

The Career Development Office’s programming and services are being offered online, including online appointments, webinars, and virtual events. Schedule an appointment and see our events in Handshake.

The International Scholars Program (ISP) is an English for Academic Purposes program specially designed for non-native English-speaking international students who are almost ready for graduate study.

Visit the CGU events calendar, or look out for the weekly “Start Your Week with CGU” newsletter emailed each Monday. In addition to the weekly events, this expanded newsletter will feature videos, news, and podcasts that can entertain and educate you and your family. Be sure to also follow CGU on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube if you don’t already!