- 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.
- Please schedule your vaccination appointment through our health portal. If you do not have access to the portal please call the Health Center at 214-768-2141 (option 1) to schedule an appointment.
- Learn more about SMU's COVID-19 vaccine campaign.
- SMU continues to strongly encourage, but not require, members of the campus community to get vaccinated. Vaccination continues to be the most effective measure an individual can take to keep learning and working without disruption or illness.
- 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.
- Isolation quarters are available for students living on campus should they contract COVID-19.
- Learn more details about SMU’s comprehensive efforts to maintain a healthy campus.