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As we celebrate winter holidays, let's continue our diligence toward protecting ourselves, our families and the public from COVID-19.
Most current numbers of cases at CMU, as well as Allegheny County data.
Key Information for Students
Winter Break Virtual Events and Resources
View opportunities and resources for undergradute and graduate students to stay connected to each other and CMU over the extended winter break period.
Pre-Winter Break Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing
Prior to winter break, the university is offering asymptomatic COVID-19 tests to all Pittsburgh-located students to support their travel plans and minimize risk of virus transmission. Asymptomatic COVID-19 testing prior to departure from the region is another way you can help plan for the health and well-being of yourself, your family and your community. Each student is eligible for one asymptomatic COVID-19 test during this testing period at no cost.
Update on the 2021 Spring and Summer Calendars
In addition to a delayed start date, all undergraduate and graduate courses will now be required to start the spring semester remotely for the first week of classes. As previously shared, the spring semester will include two additional break days in addition to the mid-semester break. Read the full update on the 2021 Spring and Summer Calendars.
Current Service Posture: Restricted Services
Restricted Services: Effective 12/11/20
In response to the latest Pennsylvania mitigation order, we have changed our campus posture from modified to restricted services.
Campus Services Operating Hours Through Winter Break
The university will be closed for winter break from December 24, 2020 through January 1, 2021. View the hours, contact information and details through winter break for various departments across campus.
Approved projects are returning to their CMU locations while complying with university-wide minimum requirements. All other researchers are continuing to operate remotely until authorized to return to CMU facilities.
Working at CMU
The majority of departments and units across the university are currently working remotely. As future business needs dictate, the university has created plans for select units/employees to return to campus under strict guidance.
Take-Out Only Dining Services
On-campus dining locations will be open for business through the end fall of the semester. During this remote-only instruction period, Dining Services will provide take-out only. Dining plans, FLEX and DineXtra will remain active through the lunch meal period on December 22.
Campus Services Operating Hours Update
Due to the latest Pennsylvania mitigation order, all CMU fitness facilities are closed. Hunt Library will be open for students through December 23, but seats must be reserved in advance. All other Libraries locations on the Pittsburgh campus are closed for the remainder of the semester. View the hours, contact information and details through winter break for various departments across campus.
Seating arrangements in open areas across campus have been repositioned to allow for at least 6 feet of distance. Campus buildings are operating at approximately 50% capacity (or less) to reduce exposure and high-touch, high-traffic areas are cleaned consistently throughout the day.
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Support the health and well-being of our entire campus and surrounding community
Taking the daily self-assessment is one way to show you care about your community.
Find out how
Download the NOVID App
CMU faculty, staff and students are encouraged to download NOVID. The app, created at CMU, is uniquely designed to anonymously track the spread of COVID-19 within a user’s network.
CMU users: enter the word “TARTANS” on the settings page to join the NOVID CMU community and gain access to university-specific COVID announcements, helpful links, surveys and follow-up advice.
Download the COVID Alert PA App
COVID Alert PA is the official mobile app by the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) that uses the Exposure Notification System (ENS).
You can now add your phone to the fight against COVID-19 by going to the Google Play Store or Apple App Store and downloading the free COVID Alert PA app to your smartphone.