• During the 2021-22 academic year, SMU will resume fully-in person instruction and campus activities.
  • SMUFlex, Virtual instruction and Red/Blue days, major components of the previous academic year, are being discontinued. 
  • In the event of an absence due to illness, students should work with their instructors to make-up any lost work. 

Maintaining a Healthy Campus

  • Masks will not be required campus wide at SMU for fall 2021, with a few exceptions.
    • Faculty may require a student to wear a mask in a classroom. 
    • The Dr. Bob Smith Health Center and public transportation to campus operated by DART may require masks to comply with local and federal regulations.
    • Campus residence halls, libraries, Hughes Trigg and other common spaces will not require masking. 
  • COVID-19 Vaccines are available, free of charge, to all students. Appointments are required.
  • No-cost testing for COVID-19 is available for all current students at the Dr. Bob Smith Health Center
    • Appointments are required. To schedule a test, call the health center at 214-768-2141 for a screening interview by trained medical staff and possible testing and referral for treatment.
    • Students who test positive must complete a Caring Community Connections Form to report their status. The University contact tracing team will follow up with information about isolation and quarantine procedures, if needed.
  • All air filters – which can capture particles between 0.3-1 micron in diameter – offer the highest-rated filtration level possible for SMU’s air management system.
  • Learn more details about SMU’s comprehensive efforts to maintain a healthy campus.