Jan. 12 Message to Students: Reorientation Training Required This Week

To the Students of Case Western Reserve:

Though the January term has just begun, we’re already looking ahead to the start of spring semester on Feb. 1.

And while we are excited to see some of our students return, we also are deeply disappointed that the pandemic continues to keep us from welcoming everyone back to campus. Even with limited on-campus housing and extensive preventive protocols, however, last week’s record levels of COVID-19 cases and deaths nationwide reinforce the need for extreme caution.

As part of university efforts to protect our community’s health and well-being, you must attend a virtual COVID-19 “reorientation” training for all students—undergraduate, graduate and professional, whether learning on or off campus.

This training’s structure is similar to the online offering for fall 2020, but its updated content reflects lessons from global research and our own campus experiences. Even if you completed training in the fall, you must take it again for spring semester. The training should take about an hour to finish, and you can complete it over multiple sessions if needed.

Training is available online (login with Duo is required) and must be completed by Sunday, Jan. 17. You must use the link provided in this email to take the training so the university can ensure you’ve completed it. 

In addition, we will offer several virtual Q&A sessions regarding COVID-19 and campus beginning next week; you’ll receive more information on sessions later this week.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to participate in these important trainings—and for all you are doing, whether on campus or off, to protect yourself and your loved ones from COVID-19.

Lou Stark
Vice President for Student Affairs