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Covid-19 Resource Center

Planning for a Successful Fall Semester

Auburn University will again offer a traditional in-person experience for the fall 2021 semester. Our campus remains committed to mitigating the spread of COVID-19 and providing a meaningful and rewarding on-campus experience. Information for fall 2021 is listed below.

COVID-19 Testing, Protocols and Resources

  • COVID-19 Resource Center (CRC): The CRC is available to students, faculty and staff through email or by calling 334-844-6000.

  • COVID-19 Testing: Testing is available through the Auburn University Medical Clinic. To make an appointment call 334-844-9825.

  • Healthcheck: Starting August 6, 2021, Auburn University will discontinue use of the GuideSafe Healthcheck app. Individuals with questions concerning COVID-19, or who may be experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms, or who may have been exposed to the virus, should continue to contact the Auburn University Medical Clinic or their health care provider.

  • COVID-19 Reporting: Students, faculty and staff are expected to self-report a positive COVID-19 test.

Public Health Measures

  • COVID-19 Vaccine: The COVID-19 vaccine is not required for students, faculty and staff at this time, per the State of Alabama. Vaccinations are strongly recommended for all faculty, staff and students. To receive the vaccine through the Auburn University Pharmaceutical Care Clinic, schedule an appointment here. The COVID-19 vaccine is also available through numerous pharmacies and health care providers in our community.

  • Isolation and Quarantine: The university will continue to follow existing protocols for isolation and quarantine of students.


  • Classrooms: Classrooms will return to normal capacities and configurations. Physical distancing is not required in classrooms or common areas.

  • Modalities: The university‚Äôs course offerings and modalities will be similar to fall 2019 (pre-pandemic) which includes primarily in-person classes and a variety of hybrid and online classes.

  • Calendar: The academic calendar will return to normal, including traditional fall and spring breaks. Fall semester classes will begin Monday, Aug. 16.

Athletics and Events

  • Athletic Venues: All athletic venues will return to full capacity.

  • Campus Events: There is no limit to the number of attendees at campus events.


  • Domestic Travel: Domestic travel restrictions are no longer in place.

  • International Travel: Requests for international travel must still be approved. Regardless of vaccination status, faculty, staff and students traveling internationally (both personal and university-sponsored) must quarantine for 10 days before returning to campus OR must have two negative COVID-19 tests. Read the international travel guidelines here.

  • Study Abroad: Study Abroad programs will resume, although some offerings may be limited based on regional public health scenarios.

Campus Housing, Dining and Transportation

  • Isolation and quarantine housing will be available in fall 2021.

  • Campus dining operations have returned to normal.

  • All university transportation services, including Tiger Transit, will operate at normal capacity.

The top priority of the university in all decisions is the health, safety and well-being of the campus community. As scientific knowledge of the coronavirus continues to evolve, the COVID-19 pandemic changes over time, and government and public health officials issue new orders and guidance, the university will update procedures and plans as needed. The university will follow all state and federal orders and will adhere to guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local public health in order to ensure the safest possible on-campus environment.

Last updated: July 27, 2021