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Return guidance for the 2023 Spring semester


The following update provides key information for students, faculty and staff returning for the Spring semester. Included in the update are impacts to University facilities from severe winter weather over Winter break, continued availability of voluntary/symptomatic COVID testing and the availability of flu vaccinations. 


  • Extensive repairs and restoration are necessary for Cooper Library and the Geology Museum. After a more complete assessment, these two buildings will require more time to accomplish the restoration. A phased reopening of Cooper Library is planned, and more details will be provided in future communications. The Geology Museum will be closed until further notice while repairs continue. 
  • Calhoun Courts and the Biosystems Research Complex also saw extensive damage, but restoration of these areas is on schedule and it is not anticipated to experience significant delays. 
  • The University continues to engage a large team from SERVPRO, the University’s disaster recovery professionals. 
  • Affected classrooms are all expected to be ready by the start of Spring semester on January 11. However, resurfacing flooring in specific areas may be scheduled for a later date. 
  • Students, faculty, staff and visitors are asked to strictly follow posted safety instructions in frequented areas. 
  • SERVPRO is staging its equipment in several areas around campus. Drivers are asked to use caution when parking in those areas. 
  • For assistance, access the list of BUILDING SECURITY COORDINATORS or contact Occupational and Environmental Safety at OESHELP@CLEMSON.EDU


  • COVID remains prevalent, so voluntary testing continues to be encouraged for anyone experiencing symptoms or aware of recent contact with someone who is COVID-positive. 
  • Free testing through Rymedi will continue to be available at Littlejohn Coliseum; details on hours and availabilities can be found HERE.
  • Individuals utilizing the Littlejohn site should REGISTER FOR A TESTING TIME and sign up for a QR code, which initiates each test. (Valid University QR codes are in ALL CAPS).
  • Individuals who test positive should follow CDC GUIDELINES. If you are considered high risk for severe illness, consult CDC guidance HERE or contact your healthcare provider.
  • Flu vaccines will also be available through the Joseph F. Sullivan Center by appointment only to faculty, staff, their families and the community. To schedule an appointment, call 864-656-3076. Patients with an active MYCHART can schedule appointments through the app.
  • Redfern offers influenza vaccines to students by appointment only, which can be scheduled by VISITING THE REGISTRATION PAGE on the Student Health Services website or through MYHEALTH-E.