Meredith College has always been a community of care, valuing each of our members’ educational and personal needs.

As students, faculty, and staff return to campus for the 2021-22 academic year, we continue to take precautions to safeguard the health of our community and are called to act on the collective benefits and cautions for all.

Completed Campus Preparations

  • Strongly encouraged all faculty, staff, and students to receive COVID-19 vaccinations
  • Evaluated instructional spaces and scheduled classes in appropriately sized rooms to facilitate physical distancing 
  • Increased cleaning and disinfection practices to keep all areas of campus, particularly high-traffic areas, clean
  • Modified dining arrangements in Belk Dining Hall to follow enhanced cleaning protocols and enabled physical distancing
  • Maintained protective barriers in customer service locations, where possible
  • Maintained quarantine locations and procedures
  • Maintained telehealth capability for health and counseling services for students, while planning for face-to-face options for the fall semester.
  • Made hand sanitizer readily available throughout campus
  • Enhanced the operation of ventilation systems
  • Posted signs, floor markers, and guidelines around campus to remind students and employees of proper handwashing techniques, masking requirements and to maintain appropriate distancing between individuals

Revised Statements of Community Responsibility

We have updated a comprehensive set of Community Standards to guide on-campus behavior and set expectations for personal responsibility. In addition, we are

  • Requiring students, employees, and campus visitors to wear face coverings indoors and implementing protocols for the proper care and use of face coverings
  • Continuing to educate students, faculty, and staff on good hygiene to prevent the spread of germs
  • Maintaining guidelines for students, faculty, and staff to follow for self-isolation in the event they are sick or have been exposed to COVID-19
  • Continuing protocols for daily temperature and symptom monitoring of employees and students
  • Limiting visitors to campus
  • Committing to ongoing health wellness education for students and employees