Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science

SCS Return to Campus



Community members who have been fully vaccinated no longer need to wear facial coverings on campus (including inside campus facilities), complete the daily self-assessment, or participate in Tartan Testing before coming to campus.

Individuals who have not been fully vaccinated must still comply with all mitigation requirements.



SCS FAQ:  Updated for the Transitional Posture Effective July 1, 2021

Vaccine Requirements for Fall the 2021 Semester

Consistent with scientific evidence on the importance of vaccine adoption to control spread of the virus, to the extent permissible by law, Carnegie Mellon University will require all enrolled students to be vaccinated for COVID-19, effective this fall semester. This policy will apply to all undergraduate and graduate students in U.S.-based programs.

CMU regularly updates the vaccines required by university policy, which will be updated by July 15 for the 2021-22 academic year. CMU’s global locations will communicate vaccine requirements to its student bodies separately consistent with their regional contexts. Learn more about fall 2021 vaccine requirements.


See the CMU page on Vaccine Requirements for the Fall 2021 Semester for specific guidance for students, faculty and staff.


If you need additional supplies such as hand sanitizer, wipes, chalk or dry erase markers, contact CleanIt at 412.268.2910 or email

If you are having trouble with any audio or video equipment in the room, contact Media Tech at 412-268-8855 (option 1) or email

If you notice something is missing or wrong with the classroom furniture, call FMS at 412-268-2910 or email


SCS Back to Campus Team

The SCS Back to Campus team is working to prepare SCS staff, faculty and students to gradually return to our physical facilities.  The group's activities will include discussion of conditions, priorities, and implementation. If you have suggestions or questions about returning campus, please contact your representative.

Mary Jo Bensasi, LTI                                                                
Jessica Colnago, PhD Students                                             
Colleen Everett, CSD                                                         
Philip Lehman, Research
Jian Ma, CBD
Tom Pope, ISR
Carolyn Rose, HCII & SCS Council
Walt Schearer, Dean's Office & Computing
Paul Stockhausen, Facilities
Deb Tobin, RI
Kelly Widmaier, MLD


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