Future of Work

 

For more than a year, through the COVID-19 pandemic, the Brown University community has worked together, apart, finding new and innovative ways to continue the University’s mission of academic and research excellence. Now, we are finally reuniting, with employees who have been working remotely rejoining their colleagues on campus.

The University's plan is to facilitate a gradual increase in the campus population, with the goal of nearly all faculty, staff and students returning to campus in some capacity by mid-September.

The following phased schedule will be followed:

  • Monday, August 16: Employees and offices actively engaged in supporting the student experience, student move-in, peer leader training, pre-orientation and orientation programs, varsity athletic pre-season activities, etc. will be expected to return in-person by this date.
  • Wednesday, September 1: Faculty and academic staff actively engaged in academic advising and support for new students during orientation (Advising Day is Friday, September 3, 2021) will be expected to return in-person by this date.
  • Wednesday, September 8: Faculty and academic staff actively engaged in teaching will be expected to return in-person by this date (first day of classes).
  • Monday, September 13: All other employees and administrative offices will be expected to return in-person by this date.

Masks and Testing

Effective immediately, the University is reinstituting the requirement that all individuals – regardless of vaccination status – must wear masks indoors, unless in a private, non-shared space (e.g., office or dorm room) or when actively eating.

The University will also continue its COVID-19 routine asymptomatic testing program through at least the month of September.

Read the Aug. 3 communication from Brown’s senior leadership for more information. Contact [email protected] with any questions.