Know your neighbor: students asked to help with contact tracing in classrooms

Students wearing masks
2021 Students wearing masks

In a continued effort to help keep our campus safe this semester and reduce the spread of COVID-19, we are implementing precautionary contact tracing protocols in all classrooms.

This means at the beginning of the semester, faculty will ask students to know their neighbors – in other words, make note of who they are sitting next to or nearby. Should contact tracing be needed, the process will be easier if this information is already recorded.

This step is just one of many efforts – including wearing masks and getting vaccinated – toward helping to keep our campus healthy and reducing the spread of the virus.

Note: Vaccinated students who are exposed to COVID-19 will not have to quarantine unless they are experiencing symptoms. More answers to Frequently Asked Questions are available on Marquette’s coronavirus website.

90% of students enrolled for fall 2021 have uploaded their vaccine information. Those who still need to upload their proof of vaccination can do so by visiting

Those who do not upload vaccine information or those who have exemptions for medical, religious or personal conviction reasons will be required to do the following:

  • Complete the daily COVID Cheq screening process
  • Participate in mandatory COVID-19 testing starting Aug. 30; you will be tested every other week and required to test only in the weeks to which you are assigned.
    • Testing will occur at the Rec Center, Monday through Thursday between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m., with majority of appointments between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m.
    • You will be notified via COVID Cheq and your Marquette email when you are required to test; a link will be provided to schedule the tests.
  • Quarantine for 14 days if contact tracing determines you came into close contact with someone infected with COVID-19
  • Adhere to any other campuswide protocols related to COVID-19 mitigation deemed necessary by the university

Unvaccinated individuals should also follow CDC guidelines for unvaccinated individuals.

Thank you for doing your part to protect yourself and others.