Access to University facilities through January 4, 2021


During the period between Thanksgiving and when classes begin in January, access to University facilities will be limited to those who need access and restricted for vacated and mostly vacated buildings and facilities.

Faculty and staff are advised of the following plans for building access:

  • General access to buildings remains open for students, employees and affiliates while in-person instruction continues this semester.
  • General access will be suspended during the following periods:
    • Thanksgiving Break – November 25-29
    • Winter Break – December 14 – January 3
  • Access for faculty and staff required to work on campus will NOT be effected during general access suspension.
  • During all periods, as the goal continues to be limiting the possibility of exposure and the spread of COVID-19, the following protocols are in place:
    • Leaders should continually assess if those employees and students who were brought back to Clemson facilities/campus were brought back for a specific operational need determined by their leadership. For example, if an employee’s roles and responsibilities no longer involve one-on-one activities with students, the supervisor may use their judgement as to the employee’s work location.
    • Because current planning is underway to support a greater in-person focus beginning in January, if additional preparation is necessary to be ready for this outcome, this work needs to be factored into whether or not employees need to be working on campus during this period.
  • From December 14 through January 3, those who need access to facilities may seek access after reviewing the following procedures:
    • Each department/supervisor should assess the need for their employees’ access to facilities.
    • Department chairs and directors should send any access requests specific to this time period and faculty and staff who need permanent access to a building they do not currently have, because of their office location may request access through the appropriate build security coordinator (BSC). List of Building Security Coordinators.


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