Protocol for Students Returning to Campus on March 15, 2020

Dear students,

Thank you for your continued patience and flexibility as the university navigates an unprecedented situation and identifies the best course of action over the coming days and weeks.

I am writing this afternoon to provide guidance to those of you who will be visiting campus this Sunday to retrieve essential belongings.  If you meet the conditions for self-monitoring or self-quarantine, please do not come to campus.

  • Students may visit campus residence halls to retrieve essential belongings this Sunday, March 15, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Retrieve only critical items and keep your visits brief. Please read this flyer for further guidance on what to do if you have traveled recently.
  • You SHOULD NOT take mass transit (e.g., planes, trains, etc.) only to retrieve academic materials. If you are unable to come to campus and cannot send a delegate to retrieve your academic items, the university will work to get academic materials to you, as we are able. More information on this will be sent next week. We will create a form and a process for those of you who require this type of assistance — please do not reach out with such requests at this time.
  • To minimize the number of individuals in any residence hall at one time, you are to enter the residence hall alone — do not bring a parent or other guest in with you.
  • Students who fit any of the following criteria are asked to fill out this form:
    • You are seeking an exemption to stay in your residence hall room. (The form should be completed and approved before you come to campus.)
    • You are designating someone else to pick up your essential belongings because you are unable to return to campus.
    • You are planning on picking up your essential belongings, but you will not arrive until after 4 p.m. on Sunday.
  • Please work with your faculty instructors over the next week to identify how courses will proceed and what materials are necessary. Faculty are willing to work with students to adapt to these unusual circumstances. Faculty will reach out to you this week with information on what materials you will need for your courses at this time.

Please exercise your best judgment if you are returning to campus to retrieve essential items. Working together, we can help protect the health, safety and well-being of all students, as well as the entire Marquette community. I wish you safe travels and healthy days ahead.


Dr. Kimo Ah Yun
Provost and executive vice president for academic affairs