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Coronavirus FAQs

The health of the Sun Devil community is a top priority. This situation has raised many questions; we have tried to answer many of them here. If you have an issue that is not addressed below, please call 1-833-525-0610 or use the live-chat option at uto.asu.edu/experiencecenter.

Latest updates

April 25: Are face coverings required on campus? (Updated answer)
April 25: Are face coverings required everywhere on campus? (Updated answer)
April 25: Am I required to wear a face covering on ASU shuttles? (Updated answer)
April 8, 2022: With ASU receiving Higher Education Emergency Relief Funding (HEERF), how does it intend to distribute those resources? (Updated answer)
Mar. 16, 2022: As an employee, what if I have an underlying health condition or am immunocompromised, or I live with somebody who is immunocompromised?(Updated question and answer)
Mar. 14, 2022: Are face coverings required on campus?(Updated answer)
Mar. 14, 2022: What is the Daily Health Check? Is it required?(Updated answer)
Mar. 14, 2022: I’m an ASU Local student in California, Washington, D.C., or Yuma, Arizona. Which of the guidelines pertains to me?(Updated answer)
Mar. 14, 2022: Are face coverings required everywhere on campus?(Updated answer)
Mar. 14, 2022: If I or a household member have COVID-19, or if I suspect that I or a household member have the virus or have been asked to self-isolate, should I use sick leave?(Updated answer)
Mar. 14, 2022: How should I record time in PeopleSoft for an employee who is not working due to COVID-19?(Updated answer)
Jan. 25, 2022: As an employee, what if I have an underlying health condition?(Updated answer)
Jan. 18, 2022: I’m an ASU Local student in California; Washington, D.C.; or Yuma. Which of the guidelines pertains to me? (New question)
Jan. 12, 2022: I’m confused by all the different kinds of face covers. Is there an easy-to-understand guide to the differences? (New question)
Jan. 12, 2022: If I’ve mainly been using cloth masks but am switching to N95s, what should I be aware of? Are there fitting issues to be aware of?(New question)
Jan. 12, 2022: There are some reports that an N95 respirator can be reused for up to 30 days. Is this true? If not, how many times can someone safely reuse an N95 mask? (New question)
Jan. 12, 2022: How can someone be sure they’re not getting a counterfeit N95 respirator? Is there something on the packaging they should look for? (New question)
Jan. 12, 2022: Is ASU providing N95 respirators for employees? (New question)
Jan. 10, 2022: With ASU receiving Higher Education Emergency Relief Funding (HEERF), how does it intend to distribute those resources? (Updated answer)
Jan. 7, 2022: Are rapid antigen COVID-19 tests available for employees? (New question)
Jan. 5, 2022: Are face coverings required on campus? (Updated answer)
Jan. 5, 2022: What is the Daily Health Check? Is it required? (New question and answer)
Jan. 5, 2022: Will we have spring break? (New question and answer)

Oct. 28: Can I get a COVID-19 vaccine or booster at ASU? How do I know what I am eligible for? (New question and answer)
Oct. 8: With ASU receiving Higher Education Emergency Relief Funding (HEERF), how does it intend to distribute those resources? (Updated answer)
Oct. 6: If I’ve been exposed to COVID-19, when can I return to work or class? (New question and answer)
Sept. 7: Whom should I contact if my classroom doesn’t have masks? (New question and answer)
Aug. 23: If I am a TA/RA; how will I receive my stipend? (Updated answer)
Aug. 23: What about payroll taxes? (Updated answer)
Aug. 23: I have been admitted to an ASU graduate program and offered a TA/RA appointment but have been unable to obtain my visa — OR — I am already enrolled in an ASU graduate program, hold a TA/RA appointment but have been unable to return to the U.S. What are my options? (Updated answer)
Aug. 16: Are the fitness centers open? (Updated answer)
Aug. 16: Where can I find more information and details specific to international students? (New question and answer)
Aug. 16: What is contact tracing? (Updated answer)
Aug. 16: hat is ASU's plan for contact tracing for both employees and students? (Updated answer)
Aug. 16: Where can I get a saliva test for COVID-19? (Updated answer)
Aug. 16: Will I have access to a hot spot? (New question and answer)
Aug. 16: How should I record time in PeopleSoft for an employee who is not working due to COVID-19? (Updated answer)
Aug. 16: What should I do if one of my employees has been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or has the symptoms of COVID-19 and is awaiting test results? (Updated answer)
Aug. 16: Can I participate in CPT (Curricular Practical Training) in summer 2022? (Updated answer)
Aug. 16: I have been admitted to an ASU graduate program and offered a TA/RA appointment but have been unable to obtain my visa — OR — I am already enrolled in an ASU graduate program, hold a TA/RA appointment but have been unable to return to the U.S. What are my options? (Updated answer)
Aug. 16: If I am an TA/RA; how will I receive my stipend? (Updated answer)
Aug. 16: Are students able to access ASU Library locations? (Updated answer)
Aug. 13: Are face coverings now required everywhere on campus? (New question and answer)
Aug. 13: Does the ASU Face Cover Policy apply to all classrooms? (New question and answer)
Aug. 13: What indoor locations on campus will not require face covers? (New question and answer)
Aug. 13: Does the ASU Face Cover Policy run counter to the governor’s executive order and state law? (New question and answer)
Aug. 13: Will all classrooms and labs be equipped with a supply of face covers? (New question and answer)
Aug. 13: What if I cannot wear a face covering for medical reasons? (New question and answer)
Aug. 13: Why is a face covering required/recommended? (New question and answer)
Aug. 13: Does the ASU Face Covering policy define physical distance as 6 feet? (New question and answer)
Aug. 13: Do I have to wear a face covering if I am fully vaccinated for COVID-19? (New question and answer)
Aug. 13: Do I have to wear a face covering when I am alone in a room? (New question and answer)
Aug. 13: Does the face covering requirement change if the number of people in a classroom or other location increases or decreases? (New question and answer)
Aug. 13: What will be the consequences of not wearing a face covering while on campus/in class? (New question and answer)
Aug. 13: Will there be options for face coverings that are clear to help facilitate communication with people who are deaf or hard of hearing? (New question and answer)
Aug. 13: Will face coverings be supplied through ASU’s Community of Care? If so, how do I get one? (New question and answer)
Aug. 13: Do students have the option to attend remotely versus wearing a face cover to class? (New question and answer)
Aug. 13: I am in a room where I believe face coverings should be required, but I don’t see any signs. Whom should I contact? (New question and answer)
Aug. 13: I live in residential housing where face coverings are not required. I prefer anyone that comes into my room to wear a face covering. What should I do?(New question and answer)
Aug. 13: Am I required to wear a face covering on ASU shuttles? (New question and answer)
Aug. 13: What is considered a face covering under the ASU Face Covering policy? (New question and answer)
Aug. 13: How are students being notified of ASU’s face covering policy? (New question and answer)
Aug. 13: What type of face cover should I use? (New question and answer)
Aug. 12: Are face coverings required on campus? (New question and answer)
Aug. 9: Will we really be in person in fall 2021? (New question and answer)
Aug. 9: Can I petition to attend my classes remotely? (New question and answer)
Aug. 9: Why can’t I take my classes through ASU Sync as I did in 2020-2021? (New question and answer)
Aug. 9: I am feeling sick, but I am worried about missing class. What should I do? (New question and answer)
Aug. 9: I have been exposed to COVID-19 and have been instructed to quarantine, but I am worried about missing class. What should I do? (New question and answer)
Aug. 9: If I have to be in quarantine, can I attend my classes remotely? (New question and answer)
Aug. 9: Will we have fall break? (New question and answer)
Aug. 9: Will we have Thanksgiving break? (New question and answer)
Aug. 9: Will classes continue after Thanksgiving break? (New question and answer)
Aug. 9: Will Family Weekend be in person? (New question and answer)
Aug. 9: Will graduation ceremonies be in person? (New question and answer)
Aug. 9: What are the learning and teaching expectations for fall 2021, with the full return to the classroom? (New question and answer)
Jul. 22: Is the university providing Community of Care kits? What will those contain? (New question and answer)
Jul. 9: With ASU receiving Higher Education Emergency Relief Funding (HEERF), how does it intend to distribute those resources? (Updated question and answer)
Jun. 14: When will more information about academic year 2021-2022 be available? (Updated answer)
Jun. 11: Is COVID-19 testing free? (Updated answer)
Jun. 11: What is Devils’ Drop-off? (Updated answer)
Jun. 11: What are the requirements for visitors to ASU campuses? (Updated answer)
Jun. 11: What about campus events, with campus reopening? (Updated answer)
Jun. 11: Are the fitness centers open? What are the cleaning protocols for those facilities? (Updated answer)
Jun. 11: What about study abroad programs? (Updated answer)
May 7: What about face coverings? (Updated answer)
May 7: What about visitors to campus? (Updated answer)
May 7: Is wearing a face covering in the classroom and workplace mandatory? What kind of face coverings are acceptable? (Updated answer)
May 7: What are the requirements for visitors to ASU campuses? (Updated answer)
May 6: What are the requirements for visitors to ASU campuses? (Updated answer)
Apr. 28: What are the latest travel guidelines? (Updated answer)
Apr. 8: With ASU recently receiving funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), how does it intend to distribute those resources? (Updated answer)
Apr. 5: I’m an employee. What if I have an underlying health condition and am concerned about returning to campus? (Updated answer)
Apr. 5: Why is a face covering recommended? (Updated answer)
Feb. 9: What is Devils’ Drop-off? (New question and answer)
Feb. 9: Are you planning to implement COVID-19 testing for all students and employees? (Updated answer)
Feb. 9: Is COVID-19 testing free? (Updated answer)
Feb. 9: Where can I get a saliva test for COVID-19? (Updated answer)
Jan. 14: Will my 2020 W-2 have my COVID-19-related reported leave hours? (New question and answer)
Jan. 8: With ASU recently receiving funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), how does it intend to distribute those resources? (Updated answer)
Jan. 5: Will my recent COVID-19 vaccination impact the result of my ASU saliva test? (New question and answer)
Dec. 31: Will there be athletic events or other university events and gatherings on ASU campuses? (Updated answer)
Dec. 31: Is spring break canceled? (New question and answer)
Dec. 31: What about spring commencement? (New question and answer)
Dec. 30: With ASU recently receiving funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), how does it intend to distribute those resources? (Updated answer)
Nov. 24: Is there a COVID-19 testing requirement for the spring 2021 semester? (New question and answer)
Nov. 18: Are campus shuttles still running? (Updated answer)
Oct. 30: With ASU recently receiving funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), how does it intend to distribute those resources? (Updated answer)
Oct. 27: Where can I find information about COVID-19 cases at ASU? (Updated answer)
Oct. 27: If I live in a residence hall and become infected with the novel coronavirus, how will I be taken care of? (Updated answer)
Oct. 27: What is contact tracing? (Updated answer)
Oct. 27: What is ASU's plan for contact tracing for both employees and students? (Updated answer)
Oct. 27: Shouldn’t everyone in my class take a COVID-19 test or quarantine if possibly exposed? (Updated answer)
Oct. 22: Is Family Weekend still happening? (Updated answer)
Oct. 22: What is contact tracing? (Updated answer)
Oct. 22: What is ASU's plan for contact tracing for both employees and students? (Updated answer)
Oct. 9: With ASU recently receiving funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), how does it intend to distribute those resources? (Updated answer)
Sept. 18: How is ASU distributing Community of Care and supplies kits? (Updated answer)
Sept. 18: What if I need to visit the Parking and Transit offices? (Updated answer)
Sept. 17: What are the latest travel guidelines? (Updated answer)
Sept. 15: Is Family Weekend still happening? (Updated answer)
Sept. 15: Are the fitness centers open? What is the cleaning protocols for those facilities? (Updated question and answer)
Sept. 9: Will there be athletic events or other university events and gatherings on ASU campuses? (Updated answer)
Sept. 9: What about campus events, with campus reopening? (New question and answer)
Sept. 9: Can I host an activity or event on campus? (Updated answer)
Sept. 3: What about building access? (Updated answer)
Sept. 2: How should I hold my defense during fall 2020? (Updated answer)
Sept. 2: What about the Graduate College requirement to hold a public defense? (Updated answer)
Sept. 2: What is the status of on-campus research? (Updated answer)
Sept. 1: I’m a future student. Are campus visits and orientations still happening? (Updated answer)
Aug. 31: Where can I get a saliva test for COVID-19? (Updated minimum age for testing)
Aug. 31: What should I do if a student tells me about a positive test result? (New question and answer)
Aug. 31: Will I be notified if a student in my class tests positive? (New question and answer)
Aug. 31: If a student in my class tests positive, should I teach class remotely for the next two weeks? (New question and answer)
Aug. 31: Shouldn’t everyone in my class take a COVID-19 test or quarantine if possibly exposed? (New question and answer)
Aug. 31: What if I have more questions about COVID-19 status and teaching? (New question and answer)
Aug. 29: Has campus reopened? (updated answer)
Aug. 29: What about building access? (updated answer)
Aug. 29: Is parking accessible on campus? (updated answer)
Aug. 29: What if I need to visit the Parking and Transit offices? (Updated answer)
Aug. 29: Is the U.S Passport Acceptance Office at ASU open? (Updated answer)
Aug. 29: Is wearing a face covering in the classroom and workplace mandatory? What kind of face coverings are acceptable? (Updated question and answer)
Aug. 29: Why is a face covering recommended? (Updated answer)
Aug. 29: What PPE requirements are in place for laboratories? (Updated question and answer)
Aug. 29: What if I am unable to wear a face covering due to a medical condition or disability? (Updated question and answer)
Aug. 29: What are the recommendations for self health checks? (Updated answer)
Aug. 29: Is ASU using any alternative methods to disinfect air in buildings? (Updated answer)
Aug. 29: What about supplies and deliveries? (Updated answer)
Aug. 29: Where can I find information about COVID-19 cases at ASU? (Updated answer)
Aug. 27: Has ASU canceled any study abroad programs due to COVID-19? (updated answer)
Aug. 26: What about fall commencement? (updated answer)
Aug. 26: Will ASU Counseling Services continue to be available? (updated answer)
Aug. 26: How do I secure my Zoom meetings against disruptions from those outside the university? (updated answer)
Aug. 26: Will ASU notify us if there are cases in our department? (updated answer)
Aug. 26: How is ASU distributing Community of Care and supplies kits? (updated answer)
Aug. 26: How will the university continue to accommodate students with disabilities? (updated answer)
Aug. 26: Will campus dining be open? (updated answer)
Aug. 26: What about face coverings? (updated answer)
Aug. 26: What about visitors to campus? (updated answer)
Aug. 26: Will COVID-19 testing be free? (updated answer)
Aug. 26: Some classes at ASU have hundreds of students in them. Will those classes also be in-person? (updated answer)
Aug. 26: Is wearing a face covering in the classroom and workplace mandatory? (updated answer)
Aug. 26: Why is a face covering recommended? (updated answer)
Aug. 26: Are face coverings recommended even if distancing can be maintained? (updated answer)
Aug. 26: What are acceptable alternatives to the cloth face coverings included in the “Community of Care” kits? (updated answer)
Aug. 26: What are the requirements for visitors to ASU campuses? (updated answer)
Aug. 21: How is ASU distributing Community of Care and supplies kits? (updated question and answer)
Aug. 20: With ASU recently receiving funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), how does it intend to distribute those resources? (updated answer)
Aug. 20: Are you planning to implement COVID-19 testing for all students and employees? (updated answer)
Aug. 19: If I’ve tested positive for COVID-19, when can I return to work or class? (updated answer)
Aug. 14: Are there any changes to meal plan pricing? Will I still have choices in what I want to eat? What if I want second helpings? (updated answer)
Aug. 14: What precautions is ASU taking with residential areas and university dining? (updated answer)
Aug. 11: What should cloth face coverings be made out of? (updated answer)
Aug. 7: Is it recommended to cover one's eyes, such as with safety glasses or face shield? (updated answer)
Aug. 7: What are acceptable alternatives to the cloth face coverings included in the “Community of Care” kits? (updated answer)
Aug. 7: If I’ve tested positive for COVID-19, when can I return to work or class? (updated answer)
Aug. 6: Are face coverings recommended even if distancing can be maintained? (updated answer)
Aug. 6: For times when social distancing is not possible — for example, during experiments that require more than one person — would using a plastic/washable face shield suffice? (updated answer)
Aug. 6: What are the recommended disinfectants? (updated link in answer)
Aug. 6: Is ASU using ultraviolet, or UV, light for disinfection of air in buildings? (New question and answer)
Aug. 4: Are toilets safe to use? (New question and answer)

General


For the most up-to-date information on Arizona State University policy and practices regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit coronavirus.asu.edu.

As of March 14, 2022, face coverings are recommended but not required across campus. Signs will be placed inside buildings to note areas where face coverings are still required, such as in health care settings.

As of April 18, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention no longer requires face covers on public transportation. Face covers are recommended but not required on ASU shuttles per the updated federal guidelines.

The Daily Health Check is a tool that allows you to do a quick self-check each morning. If you are not feeling well, don’t come to campus. Learn more at healthcheck.asu.edu.

At this time, the Daily Health Check is optional.

The CDC recommends face coverings in counties that are high risk. Check any county’s status at the CDC’s county check website.

For those in California: As required by the LADPH, all individuals who test positive for COVID-19 must self-isolate for at least five days, regardless of vaccination status, previous infection or lack of symptoms. Self-isolation may only end after Day 5 if both: 1) The person is asymptomatic or fever-free and has improved symptoms; and 2) A diagnostic specimen result collected on or after Day 5 is negative. If testing is not completed and no symptoms are present or symptoms are resolving, isolation can end after 10 days.

For Washington, D.C., please find the most up-to-date information here.

For Yuma, please follow CDC’s guidelines on quarantine and isolation requirements. 

For any ASU Local-specific questions, please reach out to Martha Juarez at martha.juarez.1@asu.edu.

 

ASU Health Services and Employee Health have COVID-19 vaccines, third doses and boosters available. 

Students can make appointments by going to the ASU Health Portal; ASU employees can make appointments through Employee Health. Both have the Moderna vaccine. 

All COVID-19 vaccines are widely available across pharmacies, supermarkets and medical providers. To find a convenient location near you to get a COVID-19 vaccine dose or booster, please visit vaccines.gov/search or azdhs.gov/FindVaccine.

Refer to the CDC or FDA for the most current information on the COVID-19 vaccine dose, and booster details and timing.

Please visit our vaccine FAQ page for more information on the COVID-19 vaccines, including what’s in them, how they work and the latest news.

ASU will provide regular updates about the number of cases among its distributed population of students and employees with its weekly COVID-19 report.

ASU has made COVID-19 virus testing available to students and employees at no cost.

No-appointment Devils’ drop-off saliva-based testing is available at numerous ASU and ASU-affiliated locations. Results are usually available within 48 hours. 

Benefits-eligible employees also can obtain a test for themselves or their dependents through their primary care providers, and the cost is covered by their group health insurance, with no copay. 

Employees may contact ASU Employee Health for COVID-19-related questions or medical care. Students who are experiencing symptoms or would like to talk with a medical provider about their health may schedule an appointment through ASU Health Services at 480-965-3349.

Devils’ drop-off is an on-campus COVID-19 saliva testing option open to all students, faculty and staff. No appointments are required — pick up a kit from an on-campus location, register it online and drop it off once you’ve collected your saliva sample. Pick-up and drop-off locations are available at numerous ASU and ASU-affiliated locations. You must drop off your sample within eight hours of collecting it.

Learn more, including how to register the bar codes online, on the Devils’ drop-off page.

No. If you’ve recently received a COVID-19 vaccine, this will not affect your COVID-19 saliva test result. You will still receive an accurate test result.

The saliva test measures the virus itself — its genetic material, its RNA — and does not have anything to do with the immune system. So nothing about the vaccination would affect that kind of test. ASU’s saliva test will work for someone currently infected with the virus, whether or not they have been vaccinated.

If you have tested positive (regardless of vaccination status), please follow Maricopa County isolation protocols. If you are a student and need university support or resources, please contact the Dean of Students office.

For broader information regarding the coronavirus, there are several good sources; we recommend reviewing updates and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and, locally, the Arizona Department of Health Services.

ASU for You is a new website that gathers some of Arizona State University’s most valuable learning tools in one place to meet learners where they are, both in terms of physical location and educational needs. As COVID-19 precautions are taken to ensure the safety of our communities, we must find new methods to keep learning on track for everyone at every level. 

The new site includes many learning tools at no cost such as virtual field trips; library access; video lessons, labs and simulations in K-12 subject areas; badge and certificate programs in areas such as health and well-being, smart cities and environmental science; tutoring, online courses and training videos for teachers or parents teaching from home; and courses for college credit. 

ASU for You is part of the university’s ongoing commitment to take fundamental responsibility for the communities it serves and provide access to all learners anywhere in the world. While these resources are valuable at any time, they are particularly relevant today given the circumstances we all face with COVID-19.

ASU For You will be updated regularly with new resources and tools. The university encourages people to share these resources with colleagues, family and friends — anyone who can take advantage of these tools.

July 11, 2022, update:

The quarterly reporting structure has been updated to include all information in one report.

The June 30, 2022 Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting for all HEERF I, II and III grant funds is available. The report includes the expenses incurred by the university to support student success and continuity of university operations during the pandemic that are being reimbursed from the student, institutional and minority-serving institutions portion of HEERF.

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April 8, 2022, update:

Report updated on Sept. 26, 2022.

As we near the conclusion of the spring 2022 semester, we have $837 remaining of our HEERF II and HEERF III allocation of federal funds for direct student support totaling $134,047,305. 

At ASU, student success is our first and highest priority, and our plan for the use of these funds allowed us to maintain our commitment to support ASU students with continued enrollment in summer 2021 and the 2021-2022 academic year.

In summer 2021, 6,856 students received funds totaling $10,161,891.39.

In the 2021-2022 academic year, 38,891 undergraduate students and 2,114 graduate students received funds totaling $123,884,576.61 with an average award of $3,297.

The remaining funds will continue to be awarded and disbursed in line with the plan previously outlined for approximately 78,000 students who may be eligible for assistance.

The April 8, 2022, Quarterly Budget and Expenditure HEERF Report is available. This quarter’s report does not include expenses.

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Jan. 10, 2022, update:

Report updated on Sept. 26, 2022.

As we begin our spring 2022 semester, ASU students are receiving funds as outlined in our plan, ensuring continuity of enrollment for our students, which includes automatic awards, when possible.

At this time, approximately 27,000 students enrolled have received funds and commitments, totaling $112.8 million, for academic year 2021-2022, with award amounts ranging from $500 to $6,000.

Additionally, 6,856 students received funds specifically for assistance in our summer 2021 sessions, totaling $10,161,891.39.

The remaining funds will continue to be awarded and disbursed in line with the plan previously outlined for approximately 78,000 students who may be eligible for assistance.

The Jan. 10, 2022, Quarterly Budget and Expenditure HEERF Report is available. The report includes a portion of expenses incurred by the university to support continuity of operations during the pandemic and that are being reimbursed from the institutional portion and minority-serving institutions portion of HEERF. 

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Oct. 8, 2021, update:

Report updated on Sept. 26, 2022.

ASU students are receiving funds as outlined in our plan, ensuring continuity of enrollment for our students.

At this time, approximately 26,145 students enrolled have received funds and commitments, totaling $111.5 million, for academic year 2021-2022.

Additionally, 6,856 students received funds specifically for assistance in our summer 2021 sessions, totaling $10,161,891.39.

The remaining funds will continue to be awarded and disbursed in line with the plan previously outlined for approximately 78,000 students who may be eligible for assistance.

The September 30, 2021, Quarterly Budget and Expenditure HEERF Report is available. The report includes a portion of expenses incurred by the university to support continuity of operations during the pandemic and that are being reimbursed from the institutional portion and minority-serving institutions portion of HEERF.  

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July 9, 2021, update:

Report updated on Sept. 26, 2022.

ASU received about $305 million through the additional awarding cycles of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act and the American Rescue Plan to help offset the staggering financial impact of the pandemic. 

The university’s priority will be helping students to stay on the path toward their college degree. 

ASU signed and returned the Certification and Agreement forms to the U.S. Department of Education. The federal government stipulates that a minimum of $134 million be awarded for emergency financial aid grants to students. These funds will be used to directly support ASU students with financial need pursuing degrees through our campus-based and digital immersion programs. This will include:

  • $10 million to support more than 8,000 students in Summer 2021.
  • $48 million will help approximately 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students who do not currently receive institutional aid from ASU to support them in the 2021-2022 academic year.
  • $71 million will help maintain our commitment levels to more than 15,000 students from our families who demonstrate the highest level of need. These include Arizona students in the College Attainment Grant program and the President Barack Obama Scholars program that help remove family resources as a barrier to higher education. Without these funds, our commitment level would likely have to decrease due to the ongoing financial ramifications of COVID-19.
  • $5 million will be used for students and families whose financial circumstances have changed as a result of COVID-19, including funds to support basic unmet needs. We anticipate this will serve approximately 3,000 students.

Overall, we estimate approximately 78,000 students who may be eligible for assistance, and that this plan will help around 36,000 students including those on our campuses with the greatest financial need.

The June 30, 2021, Quarterly Budget and Expenditure HEERF Report is available. The report includes a portion of expenses incurred by the university to support continuity of operations during the pandemic and that are being reimbursed from the institutional portion and minority-serving institutions portion of HEERF.  

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April 8, 2021, update

Report updated on Sept. 26, 2022.

As we near the conclusion of the spring 2021 semester, we conclude our reporting on the initial allocation of federal funds for direct student support totaling $31,766,569. More than 38,000 undergraduate and graduate immersion (on-campus) students met the eligibility requirements. At ASU, student success is our first and highest priority, and our plan for the use of these funds allowed us to maintain our commitment to support ASU students with continued enrollment in summer 2020 and the 2020-2021 academic year.

In summer 2020, 1,970 students received funds totaling $2,443,133 with an average award of $1,240.

In the 2020-2021 academic year, 12,857 undergraduate students and 834 graduate students received funds totaling $29,323,436 with an average award of $2,142.

The March 31, 2021, Quarterly Budget and Expenditure CARES Act Report is available. The report includes a portion of expenses incurred by the university to support continuity of operations for our immersion students during the pandemic and that are being reimbursed from the institutional portion and minority-serving institutions portion of CARES Act funds.

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Jan. 8, 2021, update:

Report updated on Sept. 26, 2022.

As we begin our spring 2021 semester, ASU students are receiving funds as outlined in our plan, ensuring continuity of enrollment for our students.

At this time, approximately 12,400 students enrolled have received funds and commitments, totaling $28.2 million, for academic year 2020-2021.

Additionally, 2,077 students received funds specifically for assistance in our summer 2020 sessions, totaling $2,461,784.77.

The remaining funds will continue to be awarded and disbursed in line with the plan previously outlined for the more than 38,000 eligible immersion (on-campus) students.

The Dec. 31, 2020, Quarterly Budget and Expenditure CARES Act Report is available. The report includes a portion of expenses incurred by the university to support continuity of operations for our immersion students during the pandemic and that are being reimbursed from the institutional portion and minority-serving institutions portion of CARES Act funds.

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Dec. 30, 2020, university statement:

Arizona State University’s efforts to respond to the impact of COVID-19 on the university community and on the public at large have been supported by both the state of Arizona and through CARES Act funding provided to the state. 

The university is very grateful for Gov. Doug Ducey’s decision to allocate $46 million through the CARES Act to reimburse a portion of ASU’s COVID-related costs. Among these costs are expenditures for public health and safety employees, isolation and quarantine management, student COVID-19 testing, and IT enhancements and the transition to ASU Sync, the university’s technology-enabled flexible learning modality. These costs are consistent with guidance from the U.S. Department of Treasury regarding the use of CARES Act assistance, and the funds helped the university continue to provide a learning and teaching environment that enabled students to continue their studies and stay on track toward graduation.

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Oct. 30, 2020, update:

The Sept. 30, 2020, Quarterly Budget and Expenditure CARES Act Report is available. The report includes a portion of expenses incurred by the university to support continuity of operations for our immersion students during the pandemic and that are being reimbursed from the institutional portion and minority-serving institutions portion of CARES Act funds.

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Oct. 9, 2020, update:

Report updated on Sept. 26, 2022.

As the fall 2020 semester continues, ASU students are receiving funds as outlined in our plan, ensuring continuity of enrollment for our students. 

At this time, approximately 12,400 students enrolled in fall 2020 have received funds and commitments, totaling $22.1 million, for academic year 2020-2021. 

Additionally, 2,077 students received funds specifically for assistance in our summer 2020 sessions, totaling $2,461,784.77.

The remaining funds will continue to be awarded and disbursed in line with the plan previously outlined for the more than 38,000 eligible immersion (on-campus) students.

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Aug. 20, 2020, update:

Report updated on Sept. 26, 2022.

As the fall 2020 semester starts, ASU students are receiving funds as outlined in our plan, ensuring continuity of enrollment for our students. 

At this time, more than 12,000 students enrolled in fall 2020 have received funds and commitments, totaling $22 million, for academic year 2020-2021. 

Additionally, 2,077 students received funds specifically for assistance in our summer 2020 sessions, totaling $2,461,784.77.

The remaining funds will continue to be awarded and disbursed in line with the plan previously outlined for the more than 38,000 eligible immersion (on-campus) students.

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July 10, 2020, update:

Report updated on Sept. 26, 2022.

The CARES Act

At Arizona State University, student success is our first and highest priority. We understand that the stress and uncertainty of this global public health emergency complicates the already challenging endeavor of pursuing a college education. We are committed to helping our students continue their successful educational journey toward graduation.

The COVID-19 pandemic poses stresses on many levels, but the value of a college degree remains one of the best ways to ensure a lifetime of achievement, satisfaction and financial security. At ASU, we believe it is our duty and our responsibility to continue to provide high-quality education to every qualified student who is willing to work for it. To that point, during the spring 2020 semester ASU distributed approximately $566 million in total financial aid, helping 63,000 students.

For weeks we have been carefully planning how best to allocate resources from the CARES Act, funds provided by Congress to support universities and help campus-based students manage through the added stresses of the global health crisis as they continue their education.

ASU received $63.5 million in CARES Act funds, and the university has one year to disburse the money to help students. At least$31.7 million of the funds must be used for direct student support; the balance will help offset the significant costs incurred to modify and continue services to students impacted by the pandemic. Following are the details of our plans to disburse the $31.7 million in direct student support.

From now through spring 2021, we will utilize the $31.7 million in the following ways to help more than 38,000 immersion (on-campus) students who meet eligibility requirements based on financial need remain on the path toward graduation:

  • $14.4 million will be used to help continuing students who do not currently receive institutional aid from ASU. We expect that these funds will help about 4,000 undergraduate students and about 500 graduate students.
  • $8.9 million will help maintain our commitment levels to about 4,500 students from low-income families who demonstrate the highest level of need. These include Arizona students in the College Attainment Grant program and the President Barack Obama Scholars program, which help remove family resources as a barrier to higher education. Without these funds, our commitment level would likely have to decrease because of the financial ramifications of COVID-19.
  • $2.5 million will be used to help about 1,000 new students with demonstrated financial need whose ability to enroll might otherwise be disrupted by the pandemic.
  • $2.4 million in need-based aid will help about 2,000 students who took classes this summer to get ahead, or catch up, in their studies.
  • $3.5 million will be used for aid for students and families whose financial circumstances have changed, meaning they now may be eligible for aid, or may now be eligible for additional aid. About $1 million of this money will be set aside for students who come forward with basic unmet needs. We expect that these initiatives will serve about 2,000 additional students.

In most cases, no application will be necessary. These will be automatic awards, with funds awarded directly to students and their student accounts. Overall, we estimate that this plan will help around 14,000 students including those eligible for Pell Grants and other need-based aid. The awards likely will range from about $500 to about $6,000.

While the CARES Act provides welcome resources, there are many additional ways ASU may be able to assist students. Changes in economic circumstances might mean a student is now eligible for federal financial aid, or now might be eligible for additional federal financial aid, and we are having these conversations with students every day. If personal circumstances have created a different economic environment, we encourage students to visit the special site set up by ASU’s Financial Aid and Scholarship Services for additional guidance.

We also know that students may be dealing with other experiences and expenses as they navigate the way through this global crisis. It might be the need for a laptop or a Wi-Fi hot spot to help with studies. If so, students can check out a laptop or hot spot at the ASU Library. It might be basic unmet needs like food and nutrition. If so, students can also direct those requests to our financial aid office.

The university addressed every issue brought forward for the spring semester with university resources. We know that students have been tested this year in ways that no one could have expected, and we realize that financial stress is a big part of the pressure. We understand the difficulties that students experience, and our commitment to helping students get the assistance they need is a central part of our mission.

(Aug. 10 update) The other portion of the CARES Act funds will benefit virtually all immersion students. The university has incurred significant expenses to keep the university operational and to continue to serve students during the pandemic, which is our No. 1 priority. We will be using those funds to support continuity of operations in areas such as:

  • Funding COVID-19 testing, research and contact tracing.
  • Enhancements and upgrades to technology and equipment in classrooms to support the ASU Sync learning environment.
  • PPE for students and employees.
  • Staffing and supplies needed for increased campus cleanings.

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July 6, 2020, update:

The university is now finalizing its CARES Act plan. Once its plan is finalized, the intent is to distribute the CARES Act funds in August, with some distributions continuing in spring 2021.

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June 4, 2020, update:

Arizona State University applauds the commitment of the federal government to come to the financial aid of students and families, businesses and public institutions across America through congressional enactment of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. The university is particularly appreciative of the relief the CARES Act provides to institutions of higher learning, including approximately $63.5 million that will be allocated for ASU.

ASU signed and returned the Certification and Agreement forms to the U.S. Department of Education. The federal government stipulates that a minimum of $31.7 million be awarded for emergency financial aid grants to students. Our goal with that funding will be to support students first and foremost in continuing their academic studies. 

ASU has a large student population with varying needs. When ASU has finalized the mechanism for the distribution of the funds, the university will report back to the U.S. Department of Education, the CARES Act funds will be released to ASU by the federal government, and the CARES Act funds in turn will be distributed to students.

In the meantime, ASU is continuing to work with all students who have expressed concern about their financial circumstances. In the coming weeks, ASU will consider uses of the remaining funds, particularly in the context of promoting student continuity during COVID-19 and into the next academic year. 

Separate from the CARES Act, ASU has distributed nearly $1 million in emergency grants to students from more than 20 different areas of the university who needed immediate help.

About 1,400 students received the emergency grants, which ranged from $100 to $2,400; the average award amount was about $700.

The emergency grants were provided to students to cover expenses related to their education, including housing/rent, meals, flights home and medical expenses. In most cases, students filled out a form or provided information regarding their individual circumstances so their cases could be reviewed.

Numerous ASU departments worked to facilitate the emergency grants. Students may have worked directly with their colleges, through the Dean of Students or through Financial Aid and Scholarship Services.

The university also has helped students in many other ways during the pandemic including:

  • Loaning more than 2,000 laptops and hundreds of Wi-Fi hot spots to continue instruction uninterrupted.
  • Providing essential services during the pandemic including telehealth for medical and counseling needs.
  • Continuing employment through the spring semester for student workers.
  • Expanding opportunities for internships throughout the summer. 

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MAY 22, 2020, update

Arizona State University applauds the commitment of the federal government to come to the financial aid of students and families, businesses and public institutions across America through Congressional enactment of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. The university is particularly appreciative of the relief the CARES Act provides to institutions of higher learning, including approximately $63.5 million that will be allocated for ASU.

ASU signed and returned the Certification and Agreement forms to the U. S. Department of Education. The federal government stipulates that a minimum of $31.7 million be awarded for emergency financial aid grants to students. Our goal with that funding will be to support students first and foremost in continuing their academic studies. ASU has a large student population with varying needs. When ASU has finalized the mechanism for the distribution of the funds, the university will report back to the U.S. Department of Education, the CARES Act funds will be released to ASU by the federal government, and the CARES Act funds in turn will be distributed to students. In the meantime, ASU is continuing to work with all students who have expressed concern about their financial circumstances. In the coming weeks, ASU will consider uses of the remaining funds, particularly in the context of promoting student continuity during COVID-19 and into the next academic year.

Face coverings


Reflecting CDC guidance, face coverings are recommended but not required across ASU except in a few locations as indicated by posted signage such as in health care settings. As of April 18, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention no longer requires face covers on public transportation. Face covers are recommended but not required on ASU shuttles per the updated federal guidelines.

If you have questions about signage or face covering requirements for your area, please contact EHS at askehs@asu.edu or 480-965-1823.

Find a summary of respiratory protection and face covers at cfo.asu.edu/n95-respirators (scroll down to see the summary). It lists what each type of face cover protects wearers from, whether it protects others from the wearer, who should use it and other considerations.

The CDC also has a guide to the types of masks and respirators and another on how to properly wear, clean and store masks.

Most face cover types are available for purchase at ASU Sun Devil Campus Stores. 

All respirators, including N95 respirators, come in different shapes and sizes and must fit securely to a person’s face to ensure proper protection. Some respirators have latex straps, which may be problematic for individuals allergic to latex.

Note: Surgical masks, KN95s and cloth face covers are not respirators.

For an N95 respirator to work correctly, it must have a good seal to the face. Those using an N95 respirator should do a user seal check each time. Note that facial hair can interfere with a good seal if the hair lies along the sealing area of the respirator.

When an N95 respirator is properly worn, there will be few to no leaks around the edge. This means all the breathing air is going through the filter material.

Although double-masking with disposable masks and cloth masks can be effective, double-masking is not recommended for N95s.

In general, N95s are single-use. However, there are some exceptions. For example, during the height of the pandemic, health care workers were permitted to reuse respirators when following very specific procedures.

For most employees at ASU, however, N95s should be single-use. Contact ASU Employee Health for more information. CDC’s reuse policy for health care workers if described here: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/ppe-strategy/decontamination-reuse-respirators.html.

N95s have strict requirements for their appearance, markings and approval numbers. More information can be found at www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/usernotices/counterfeitResp.html.

Note that some KN95s may be marketed as certified, but the CDC, through the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), does not approve KN95 masks.

If considering KN95s, please be aware that up to 60% in the marketplace are counterfeit, according to the CDC.

ASU will provide a limited quantity of N95 respirators to any employee who would prefer to use them for voluntary use for the spring 2022 semester. The respirator is provided at no charge by ASU Employee Health. If you are not required to use an N95 or other respirator for your job and would like to request an N95, please complete an N95 request form.

The request form and more details about the program, including fit testing, can be found at cfo.asu.edu/n95-respirators.

Face coverings for interacting with deaf or hard of hearing individuals can be obtained by contacting Student Accessibility and Inclusive Learning Services at 480-965-1234 or Student.Accessibility@asu.edu.

Masks, wipes and hand sanitizer are widely available for free in most buildings and all buildings with classrooms.

As of April 18, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention no longer requires face covers on public transportation. Face covers are recommended but not required on ASU shuttles per the updated federal guidelines.

Academic year — students


ASU has returned to instruction on campus and in person. We are happy to provide students with a full campus experience.

To request disability or medical-related accommodations, please contact Student Accessibility and Inclusive Learning Services. Disability and/or medical documentation is required. For more information, please visit https://eoss.asu.edu/accessibility. Should you have additional questions, you may also contact Student Accessibility and Inclusive Learning Services directly by emailing Student.Accessibility@asu.eduor by calling 480-965-1234.

If you are feeling sick, stay home and contact ASU Health Services, who will advise you about scheduling a telehealth or in-person appointment. Health Services can be reached at 480-965-3349, and more information is available at https://eoss.asu.edu/health.

You should also contact your instructors to inform them of your absence from class and inquire about how to keep up with your class and coursework. Instructors should be prepared to provide accommodations to students who are unable to attend class due to COVID-19 or other illnesses. This may include access to class recordings, participation via Zoom while isolating or quarantining, supplementary materials or assignments, etc.

You should follow the medical advice given to you and be in touch with your course instructors for how to stay current in your class.

Absences for COVID-19 exposure or quarantine will be accommodated without penalty with documentation from a health care professional. In some cases, you will be able to attend classes remotely. In some cases, you will have access to a recording of class. Some classes do not lend themselves to remote attendance, and those courses may provide alternative accommodations including makeup work. It is your responsibility to contact your instructor with documentation as directed in the course syllabus as soon as you know you need to quarantine to discuss accommodations. If you do not notify your instructor in a timely fashion as directed in the syllabus, you may not be able to access accommodations. It is also your responsibility to complete any makeup work as directed.

Sun Devil Campus Stores, which are available to in-person customers, are always open online. Visit sundevilcampusstores.com for digital and physical materials, technology, supplies and more. 

Visit Sun Devil Campus Stores Hours and Contact Information for the most updated information including shipping details. The store team is on campus to help answer your questions. 

Accommodations continue to be administered, and Student Accessibility and Inclusive Learning Services (formerly known as the Disability Resource Center) continues operations to assist you in learning. If you need additional support or information, contact your Disability Access Consultant (DAC) via their email, phone or Zoom conference.

If you haven’t previously used SAILS services but need accommodations, you may register with the center using the New Student Application. DACs can complete your intake by email, phone or Zoom conference.

For more information on the center, please see the SAILS website or contact the center by phone at 480-965-1234 or by email at Student.Accessibility@asu.edu.

Yes, university housing is open. 

Find more information on housing here.

If you have specific questions about enrolling, please contact your admission representative

For questions about housing, please visit University Housing.

Please visit https://visit.asu.edu/ to learn about our current opportunities available to prospective students to learn more about the university admissions process, including virtual and in-person options. 

Let us know how we can help with your ASU enrollment needs. We have a dedicated team of professionals ready to help. Contact the Admissions team.

Visitors


Visitors must follow the same guidelines as students and employees.

Please visit the university's contractors and suppliers webpage for additional health and safety requirements.

ASU requests that visitors ask themselves the following questions, according to CDC guidelines. Be honest; please do not go inside if you answer “yes” to any of the questions below. Go home and contact your health care provider before returning to campus. If we can help to meet your needs without you needing to enter the building, we will do so.

  1. Are you sick, or do you feel ill?
  2. Do you have a fever of 100.4 or higher?
  3. Have you experienced any new respiratory symptoms, such as a cough or shortness of breath, within the last 14 days?
  4. Have you had close contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19, or who has been tested and is waiting for results while they had symptoms or in the two weeks before they began showing symptoms? Note: The CDC defines close contact as a) being within approximately 6 feet (2 meters) of a COVID-19 case for a prolonged period; close contact can occur while caring for, living with, visiting or sharing a health care waiting area or room with a COVID-19 case; or b) having direct contact with infectious secretions of a COVID-19 case, for example, being coughed on.

Services


Some buildings or locations may have screeners or visitor kiosks to monitor the symptoms of those entering.

Regardless of the system in place in each location, ASU asks that visitors ask themselves the following questions, the same used by the screeners according to CDC guidelines. Be honest; if you can say “yes” to any of these, please do not go inside. Go home and contact your health care provider and your supervisor before returning to campus. If we can help meet your needs without you needing to enter the building, we will do so.

  1. Do you feel sick?
  2. Do you have a fever?
  3. Have you been asked to quarantine by a health professional?

If you answer yes to any of these questions, it’s best to stay home. Contact your health care provider of symptoms if you believe they are related to COVID-19.

Yes, all ASU Library locations on all campuses are open with normal semester hours, including Hayden Library, which is open 24 hours a day/five days a week during the semester.  

Additionally, the library has a vast number of digital services, including One Search, which provides access to online-only resources at ASU; library guides for help with research and citations; and Ask A Librarian, online chat library assistance. 

ASU complies with the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers’ recommendations for maintaining healthy buildings during the pandemic, including maximizing fresh air intake, minimizing cross-flow of air in occupied spaces and optimizing system filtration to the greatest extent possible. ASU averages six to eight air exchanges per hour in our buildings, which meets or exceeds ASHRAE recommendations, and significantly more outside air in our laboratory spaces. In its numerous campus heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, ASU uses air filtration designed for optimum performance and efficacy, including MERV 13 air filters in our larger HVAC systems. ASU also employs a cadre of filter changers and HVAC mechanics to ensure all HVAC systems are properly maintained, cleaned and operated at peak performance for air quality and temperature and humidity control.

Request custodial services using this service request. For urgent facility needs, call 480-965-3633. Report empty hand sanitizer stations to Facilities Management, 480-965-3633 or facman@asu.edu.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has developed a list of approved disinfectants for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. If a product is not on this list, review the product’s label to confirm it has an EPA registration number and that human coronavirus is listed as a target pathogen.

The following disinfectants are approved for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. You may place orders for these items through ASU Materials Management.

  • 70% isopropanol is preferred when available.
  • 70% ethanol also may be used.

Caution: Isopropanol and ethanol vapors may be irritating. Do not use ethanol, isopropanol or other flammable solutions in the vicinity of electrical outlets, hot surfaces or open flames. Contact Environmental Health and Safety at 480-965-1823 for more information.

Health Services


All on-campus students have access to ASU Health Services, a fully accredited health care provider operating in five locations across ASU campuses. Our more than 20 physicians and nurse practitioners are board-certified in emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, neurology, orthopedics, rheumatology and sports medicine. Telehealth services will also be available to students. 

Find locations and hours at https://eoss.asu.edu/health/contact.

Yes. ASU Counseling Services has expanded services to include on-campus services as well as 24/7 Open Call, Open Chat and telehealth individual sessions for Sun Devils anywhere in the world, at any time of day or night. To learn more, visit Open Call and Open Chat and Where to Start.

As always, we will talk with you, help you identify solutions or support, and connect you with those services at ASU or in the community. Something as simple as talking to someone can help you feel better, improve your grades and manage stress. Learn more at https://eoss.asu.edu/Counseling.

For students enrolled through ASU Online, counseling is available through 360 Life Services, a free, 24/7 counseling and crisis intervention service. Staff can be contacted at 833-223-9883 or visit https://goto.asuonline.asu.edu/360lifeservices.

Frequent testing is vital to fight the spread and help keep operations as normal as possible. Find more information about free saliva-based testing on the Devils’ drop-off website.

Events


Most ASU events are in person, with some offering a virtual option. See the ASU Events website for more information.

Sun Devil Athletics plans to have a full fall schedule. We will continue to work closely with health officials to evaluate fan protocols and will have detailed plans to share with our fan base in the weeks leading up to kickoff.

Get the latest updates on all sports at thesundevils.com.

International students with a TA/RA appointment


You can work with your academic unit to see if there is an iCourse/ASU Sync option for your program, or defer to a future semester.

At this time, remote TA and RA positions are not allowed. If you are not able to obtain your visa and/or arrive at ASU per your appointment details, you will need to resign the appointment.  If you have not already started your graduate degree program, you may contact Admissions at Grad20@asu.edu to defer your I-20 start date to the appropriate session or semester.

ASU Sun Devil Campus Stores are open online for all students, including course material needs for international students. Visit sundevilcampusstores.com for digital and physical materials, technology, supplies and more. 

We encourage all students to order online early. Please allow as much time as possible for processing international course material orders due to various shipping charges, taxes and potential delays. Visit shipping details for the most current information.

Graduate students


Defense committees and students should discuss which defense option they would like to utilize for their defense (virtual or in-person).

Yes! There are many strategies that can be employed to ensure a smooth, virtual defense. The Graduate College has a webpage that includes a guide to online defenses to help with planning and conducting a remote defense.

The requirement to hold public defenses is met by inviting an audience to attend either in person (following physical distance guidelines), virtually via Zoom, or a mix of both (ASU Sync). It is also advertised on the Graduate College’s website on the defense calendar.

All graduate students are encouraged to have a conversation with their faculty committee and staff adviser to discuss your options. You may have to adjust your timeline based on the progress of your academics or research. It is important to discuss your options and find out what, if any, flexibility exists.

Housing, dining and campus life


Custodial staff will clean and disinfect room interior surfaces such as furniture, appliances, restrooms, light switches, door hardware and mattresses, prior to check in. Students will be responsible for obtaining cleaning and disinfecting supplies and for cleaning and disinfecting their own spaces. A list of recommended supplies will be provided to students. 

University Housing has various room configurations. Sharing a bathroom depends on the residence hall and the room configuration. You may log on to My ASU and view your housing portal, where a description of your room assignment is listed, or visit housing.asu.edu for details on your assigned room layout. 

Any students living on campus will be supported as needed. Contact your residence hall community director or ASU Housing if you need assistance.

Yes, the Sun Devil Fitness Centers on the four Valley campuses are open.

Those experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (or symptoms of other illnesses) should not enter the building. In addition, those using the gym are asked to clean equipment before and after use.

Student jobs, internships and study abroad


For more information regarding study abroad during COVID-19, please visit https://goglobal.asu.edu/content/study-abroad-coronavirus-faq.

If your employer has changed your internship offer, discuss the changed offer with your internship coordinator to confirm whether it will still fulfill your internship credit. If it will not fulfill your credit or your offer has been rescinded, here are some ways to find another internship opportunity:

  • Search Handshake for current internship postings locally, nationally and globally. You can use keywords such as “remote” or “virtual” in your search.
  • Connect with the internship staff/faculty in your academic program to learn about how alternative, project-based internships may count towards your internship credit.
  • Schedule an appointment with Career and Professional Development Services to discuss internship search strategies and learn more about the hiring trends in your field.

Faculty and staff


For details, please visit the learning expectations website. If you have additional questions, please reach out to your dean or email provost@asu.edu.

Devils’ drop-off uses polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis, which is the preferred and recommended COVID-19 testing method. Employee Health has a limited amount of rapid antigen tests available for special circumstances. Additionally, employees whose permanent physical work location is not near a Devils’ drop-off location can have their business operations manager request an antigen test from inventory in FMS (Workday). Depending on the situation, additional training to conduct the test and manage any medical records may be required. Please contact Employee Health at EmployeeHealth@asu.edu for more information.

Human Resources


For individuals who have an underlying health condition, the CDC offers guidance on how to protect yourself.  You can also apply for an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) through the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Contact them to discuss a possible accommodation that may allow you to perform your position’s essential functions.

Please inform your supervisor of your status.

If the employee is feeling well enough to work and if remote work is possible for their position, coordinate with them so that they have what they need to work from home.

If they are experiencing symptoms and need to take time off work, record it as sick time in PeopleSoft.

Do not share information about the employee’s health with others or keep records regarding the illness in personnel files. That information is confidential by law, and any written records must be stored separately from personnel files.

Employees need to record sick time for any COVID-19-related absences.

Employees working in California are eligible for California Supplemental Paid Sick Leave through Sept. 30, 2022. Visit https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/COVID19Resources/2022-SPSL-FAQs.html for details.

Employees who are ill should not be in the workplace, even if they are ill with something other than COVID-19. Please contact your internal HR department or your OHR Partner for more information and guidance.

Please contact the Employee Service Center at 1-855-278-5081 or hresc@asu.edu. You may also submit a case online. For faculty-related services, call 480-727-9900.

Still have questions after reading this FAQ? We're here to help!
Reach the ASU Experience Center (help desk) at 1-833-525-0610. There is also a live-chat option at uto.asu.edu/experiencecenter.

Additional health information


Keep up with the latest on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health websites.