COVID trends on campus

We are seeing several promising trends on campus and in the broader community. After reaching a high of 140 active cases for the fall 2021 semester last week, we have now dropped to 67 active cases as of today (Thursday, September 23). We expect that number to remain low if the trend continues to follow a similar pattern as the previous two semesters. 

Read and sign the Pledge to Protect

Please take a moment to read and sign the “Pledge to Protect” to help keep us all Mustang Strong. 

Vaccination and mask requirement update

SMU will continue to strongly encourage everyone to get the vaccine, but will not require it at this time. Besides considering federal approval, SMU generally follows state health laws for requiring vaccinations for entering students. 

Message to students and families about fall 2021 plans

We are excited to welcome you to the Hilltop and want to share what to expect before you arrive. We are returning to a traditional semester, with some exceptions. SMU is temporarily requiring masks (two or more layers covering the nose and mouth) in indoor spaces on campus, including classrooms, event and meeting spaces, and common areas in all buildings and residential halls regardless of vaccination status. 
Information about academic support, campus life and more to keep you on track for graduation day. 
Information about resources, teaching guidelines and more as you support our students. 
Information about the different campus resources and guidelines to carry out our mission. 

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