International Student - Return to Campus Update

Hello everyone,

I hope you have been staying safe and healthy over the summer! Here are some updates about what’s happening on campus, so please read each point carefully. We want you to be prepared for your return to campus.

  • Return to class - Feb. 17, 2021, President Standifird announced Bradley would return to traditional, face-to-face classes for fall 2021. You can see that announcement here. That means the special COVID-19 provisions of the past year no longer apply to maintain your immigration status. Take the time you need to re-familiarize yourself with maintaining your status using the traditional regulations.

For example, students will only be able to count three (3) credit hours of online coursework toward their full-time enrollment. Review the enrollment requirements during the summer and make any necessary changes to your schedule before fall begins. Additionally, only those classes designated as online will be online. There will be no options for students to study remotely for classes meeting in person.

  • Vaccination info - If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, Bradley will offer ways for students to be vaccinated during the fall semester. If you’ve been vaccinated outside the U.S., you’ll need to provide proof of a WHO (World Health Organization) approved vaccine. Likewise, If you’ve been vaccinated in the U.S., you’ll need to provide proof of vaccination. We’ll let you know how to submit this information soon.

If you’ve decided not to vaccinate, then you’ll be required to wear a mask at all times while you’re on Bradley’s campus. You’ll also be required to be a part of the COVID-19 surveillance testing program through Health Services.

  • Quarantine - Please see below for the following situations regarding your need to quarantine after returning to campus:
    • In the U.S., vaccinated - If you’ve been vaccinated, and you’ve remained in the U.S., then you won’t be required to quarantine after your arrival to campus.

    • In the U.S., not vaccinated - If you aren’t vaccinated, but have remained in the United States, then you won’t be required to quarantine after you arrive on campus. We do urge you to get vaccinated.

    • Outside the U.S., vaccinated - If you’ve been vaccinated by a WHO approved vaccine, and you’re entering the U.S., you won’t be required to quarantine once you return to campus. You’ll need to get tested three (3) to five (5) days after traveling. You can do this through Bradley’s Student Health Services.

    • Outside the U.S., not vaccinated - If you haven’t been vaccinated, and you’re entering the U.S., then you’ll be required to quarantine for seven (7) days and get tested three (3) to five (5) days after traveling.
      • If you’re living on-campus for the fall semester, you may be able to quarantine in your assigned housing. If not, you’ll be provided a temporary quarantine location. You’ll need to have a negative test result before being released from quarantine.

      • If you are living off-campus for the fall semester, you’ll need to quarantine in your off-campus housing location. You’ll need to have a negative test result before being released from quarantine.

With the need for quarantine, we’re asking all international students to complete a survey about your arrival/return to campus. Please follow this link to the survey and make sure to complete the form as soon as you have finalized your travel plans.

As always, if you have any questions after reading this, please just let me know.

Take care,

Alyssa

International Student ServicesBradley University | 1501 W. Bradley Ave | Peoria, IL 61625Sisson Hall 115 | bradley.edu/internationalstudent
international@bradley.edu | 309-677-3980 You can request a virtual appointment here.

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