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Informed by the best medical advice available, Auburn has continuously evaluated the university’s policies, guidelines and timeline for returning to full on-campus operations since the onset of the pandemic. Out of an abundance of caution, the university is making operational adjustments in response to emerging health scenarios in Lee County, in Alabama and across the country.

The operational changes, effective immediately and applicable through Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, are as follows:

  • Events with more than 50 attendees are not permitted. Previously approved events with more than 50 attendees, including graduation, are still permitted. All events continue to require prior approval and full compliance with university protocols. This guidance does not apply to athletic events or academic classroom settings.

  • All university travel is suspended. Previously approved travel will be permitted. Any exceptions are at the discretion of the Executive Vice President or Provost.

All operational changes are informed by health trends in our community and state and may be adjusted if scenarios change or new information becomes available. Continued cooperation and adherence to important safety protocols remain essential.