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Welcome back, Jags.

We’re so excited to welcome you home
with a safe, smooth return to campus.

We're committed to giving you the campus experience you've come to expect
from Augusta University in the safest way possible. We’ll see you soon!

Student FAQs

What should I do if I am exposed to COVID-19?

What should I do if I have symptoms of COVID-19?

#WelcomeBack to Augusta University

We are looking forward to your return to campus. You have demonstrated flexibility, creativity and remarkable good humor in keeping the University on course during these trying times.

Stay Informed

Top Things for Students to Know

For everyone’s safety and wellbeing, students are encouraged to follow these guidelines.

Uniting under these best practices makes AU a safer place for everyone in our community, and puts our values of compassion and integrity to action. #JagsCARE

View past student newsletters regarding return to campus.

Observe all signage and instructions regarding social distancing protocols for classroom spaces, teaching labs, residence halls, and public facilities such as the library, bookstore, and shuttles.

Carry a mask or facial covering at all times. All faculty, staff, students, and visitors are required to wear an appropriate face covering while inside campus facilities/buildings. Face covering use will be in addition to and is not a substitute for social distancing.

Avoid person-to-person contact, including hugs and handshakes.

Limit any face-to-face group congregations or assemblies where social distancing cannot be maintained.

Practice good hygiene: Wash hands thoroughly and often. Utilize hand sanitizer dispensers. Minimize direct contact with campus equipment, surfaces, and spaces.

Stay off campus if experiencing a fever or any COVID-related symptoms, or recently had close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID until you can be tested and cleared.

Parents & Family

We encourage all parents and family members to read the Student FAQs. Also visit our parent and family association webpage for more information. If you have any questions, please call these offices:

Office of the Dean of Students

New Student and Family Transitions

Housing and Residence Life

Be Prepared

What to Bring to Campus

Health and safety



Back to the Classroom

As the university prepares for a safe return to campus, please note the following tips about returning to the classroom:

Students need to check POUNCE and D2L regularly for updates about your classes from your faculty, and should review both platforms before classes start.

Students should assume classes will be taught face-to-face unless indicated otherwise in POUNCE. See the Notes section in POUNCE for whether the course is hybrid or online.


(or "in-classroom") instruction will follow social distancing protocol. In addition, all faculty, staff, students, and visitors must wear an appropriate face covering while inside campus facilities/buildings.


A course is defined as hybrid if a course is taught as a combination of online and regular classroom instruction where up to 50% of class sessions may be delivered via distance education.

Online/Fully at a Distance

Instruction delivers content, lectures, discussions and tests solely at a distance.

"Technology enhanced"

Indicates that technology is used in delivering instruction.

Partially at a Distance Course

A course is defined as partially at a distance if more than 50% of the course will be delivered using distance technology but some visits to a classroom or instructional site will be required.

Schedule of Classes Reader Guide

To learn more, students should review the schedule of classes readers guide for helpful information on understanding how your classes will be delivered.

Your Safety is Our Top Priority

The university has taken measures to ensure social distancing and other recommendations are followed:

  • Classrooms will be labeled with signage stipulating the maximum occupancy allowed to ensure social distancing. Your faculty may control student occupancy through hybrid delivery. Check POUNCE and D2L for more instructions.
  • Social distancing expectations of 6 or more feet will be implemented in all spaces.
  • Spaces will be disinfected daily as routine cleaning.
  • Signage will promote hygiene and physical distancing protocols.

Augusta University strongly recommends students bring a laptop for the Fall 2020 semester, to ensure they can complete coursework from their home or residence hall. If you cannot acquire a laptop before classes begin in the fall, complete the Technological Needs Form to request a loaner laptop for fall semester.

For students who are immunocompromised and cannot return to in-person classes, contact Testing and Disability Services (TDS) to discuss your options. The team in TDS will help you work with your professors.

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