Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science

SCS Return to Campus


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 Please note that this page is evolving every day as we learn more details about the fall semester. Check back frequently for current guidance as we recieve it.


Anyone
returning to campus for on-site work must follow the Minimum Requirements set by the university, which includes a Daily Self-Assessment.



If you need to arrange one-time access to campus to retrieve items, please email the following information to the SCS Building Facilities team:
        •  Name
        •  Date, time, and duration of visit  
        •  Building and room(s) you will visit                                                            
        •  Agreement to follow the Minimum Requirements


Campus Access for Education

If you are teaching a hybrid course (with an in-person component), your on-campus permission will be handled by the registrar process.

If you are teaching a remote-only course this fall and need to:
   • access campus to record your lectures from your office, or
   • conduct 1:1 in-person advising,

Please contact your department head and cc Philip Lehman with the following information to get started: 
  
  
•  Name
   •  Description of work to be done
   •  Approximate length of time needed (e.g. hours/week, weeks/month)
   •  Building and room(s) you will visit
   •  Agreement to follow the Minimum Requirements



Campus Access for Research

Access to campus for research is being considered on a case-by-case basis, and will require submission of a Return to On-Site Work Plan, which is subject to approval by the dean and the Vice Provost for Research. 

If you or your team need to return to campus for research or educational purposes, please send mail to your Research Continuity Liaison and Philip Lehman with the following information to get started:

   •  Name(s)
   •  Description of research/work to be done
   •  Approximate length of time needed (e.g. hours/week, weeks/month)
   •  Building and room(s) you will visit
   •  Agreement to follow the Minimum Requirements

More information:
SCS Research Project On Campus Restart Process
Research at CMU during the COVID-19 Pandemic
OVPR Research Communications page

Return to Campus for Operations and Administration

Access to campus for administration and operations is being considered on a case-by-case basis, and will require submission of a Return to On-Site Work Plan, which is subject to approval by the dean and the Vice Provost for Research. 

If you need to return to campus for administrative or operational purposes, please contact your department head and cc Philip Lehman with the following information to get started: 
  
  
•  Name(s)
   •  Description of work to be done
   •  Approximate length of time needed (e.g. hours/week, weeks/month)
   •  Building and room(s) you will visit
   •  Agreement to follow the Minimum Requirements

Presently, all work – including events – that can be conducted remotely must continue to be conducted remotely. 



 

Return to Campus for Students

For the most up-to-date university guidance, please visit CMU's Back to Campus page for Students, including details on the Hybrid Model for fall.

A Tartan’s Responsibility outlines the expectations we have for all CMU students who will resume living, learning, working and interacting with our campus community, whether living on or off campus.

Guidance for campus access for TAs is forthcoming.

International students should check the Office of International Education (OIE) pages regularly for updated guidance.

What will the Return to Campus look like?

While following the university's phased approach for the return to on-site work and Return to Campus Principles, FMCS and the SCS Buiding Facilities team have been working hard to prepare campus and ensure the safety of all of our spaces, including deep cleaning, modification of spaces, improved HVAC and protective barriers, and the addition of signage across campus.

See below for some photos of what SCS spaces look like after modification. More photos will be added as our spaces are updated.

Visit CMU's Preparing Campus webpage for the most up-to-date information on campus preparations.
                                                                

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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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