Students: Fall 2022 Return to Campus Health Update

Students: Fall 2022 Return to Campus Health Update

Categories: COVID-19, Union News

Dear Union students,

Union faculty and staff are wholeheartedly looking forward to welcoming you to campus for move-in days next week or as you return to campus this fall. In preparation, we have put into place a number of public health measures designed to promote the overall health of our community.

As you know, Union is a vaccinated campus. This means that all faculty, students, staff, and any visitor to the academic building must be fully vaccinated. The current mask policy – required to be worn at all times and in all public spaces – remains in effect (UPDATED AS OF NOVEMBER 2, 2022). Our continued masking efforts have protected our most vulnerable members here at Union and this is the safest way to protect each other. The exception to this is in the Burke Library – masking in Burke is optional in accordance with Columbia’s policy.

Following is a to-do list to prepare you for returning to campus:

  1. Make sure you have a current Union ID.  Returning students without an ID should email  New students, if you have not yet completed this process, you must activate your UNI, then log into the secure site to submit your ID photo.
  2. Review our existing visitor and guest policy (which also applies to move-in for guests/movers supporting your transition to campus) which can be found here:
  3. Union continues to closely monitor CDC recommendations and safety protocols for current public health emergencies. If you receive a positive COVID-19 or Monkeypox diagnosis, report that information to Dean Abby as soon as possible. Accurate numbers allow for the greatest understanding of our community’s needs and this information is important for us to move forward together. We continue to follow current CDC recommendations for isolation and testing. More information and resources can be found here: and here:

Our campus is aware of the stereotypical information being spread regarding current public health emergencies. As always, Union maintains its commitment to love, grace, and deep care for one another. Please continue to abide by all recommended procedures above.

We are available to answer any questions or address any concerns and look forward to seeing you all soon. Safe travels and safe returns!

With care,

Abby Asgaralli
Michael Orzechowski