Trinity Resumes In-Person Learning and Living for Fall 2021
Campus community exceeds vaccination goal, commits to collective health and safety
Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Two women sit on a brick wall and chat outside of Mabee dining hall

Trinity will resume in-person learning and living activities for Fall 2021, and the University is preparing for classrooms and residence halls to return to full occupancy as well as to welcome visitors back to campus. 

So, what can Tigers expect when they return to campus in August?

  • Classrooms will return to full occupancy and a fully in-person instruction model with limited exceptions for faculty members who require accommodations.
  • Residence halls will return to full occupancy.
  • Both indoor and outdoor gatherings, including athletics events, will return to normal capacity.
  • Building hours will be restored to pre-pandemic hours.
  • Signage on campus will change to be consistent with the latest CDC guidance.
  • Visitors may return to campus. 
  • Domestic travel is allowed.
  • International travel is allowed in accordance with CDC guidelines, including possible testing and/or quarantine upon return and arrival. International students will receive more information soon.

This fall’s return to campus is possible because the Trinity community has exceeded its 80 percent goal for vaccinations against COVID-19. In addition, the city of San Antonio and Bexar County continue to experience low rates of COVID-19, and 74 percent of the eligible population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. 

“We are pleased with our community’s commitment to our collective health and safety,” says Danny J. Anderson, Ph.D., president of Trinity University. “Because of your diligence, we have achieved the levels of herd immunity necessary to re-engage with each other in pursuit of lives of meaning and purpose.”

Though vaccines are not required for working, living, and learning on Trinity’s campus, Trinity will continue to offer vaccinations to all unvaccinated students, faculty, and staff, including international students.

Effective July 12, masks will be optional for vaccinated individuals. In addition this fall, fully vaccinated individuals will not be subject to surveillance testing, nor will they need to quarantine if exposed to COVID-19. On-demand COVID-19 testing will be available to all individuals on campus. 

All unvaccinated students, faculty and staff will be required to wear masks indoors, participate in weekly surveillance testing, and be subject to quarantine and isolation if necessary. Masks are recommended for unvaccinated persons in outdoor settings where social distancing cannot be maintained. Any person who has yet to submit a vaccination status form will be considered unvaccinated for these purposes as well. 

More information will be shared with faculty and staff, students, and parents through a series of back-to-campus webinars during the week of July 12. Students who need to request accessibility accommodations related to COVID-19, such as remote living and learning, should contact Student Accessibility Services at sas@trinity.edu. Additional questions can be directed to nervecenter@trinity.edu.

As always, these plans are subject to change based on public health conditions. Stay up-to-date with the latest information at gotu.us/reopening.

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