See updated guidelines for return to campus this fall

Augusta University is working hard to plan for an active fall semester for students, faculty and staff.

With normal campus life returning this fall, our updated guidelines are based on available data, the recommendations of public health experts and the University System of Georgia:

Face coverings

Face coverings are not required for those who have been vaccinated. Fully vaccinated individuals can resume classes and most activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing. Unvaccinated individuals are strongly encouraged to continue wearing a face covering while inside campus facilities and continue socially distancing from others when possible.

Face coverings continue to be required in medical facilities and on public transportation, including JagExpress shuttles.


Vaccination is not required. The university continues to encourage vaccination against COVID-19 for all who are able. The university will host multiple vaccine clinics for students when they return to campus.

For more resources and updated protocols, check out the COVID-19 Resource page.

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Raysean Ricks is a writer in the Division of Communications & Marketing at Augusta University. Contact him to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at 706-721-6144 or email him at

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