Last weekend, University of Connecticut students moved onto the Storrs and Stamford campuses to begin fall classes, most of which will resume in-person modality.
According to University Spokesperson Stephanie Reitz, almost 11,000 students are living on the Storrs campus, with approximately 90% of typical capacity. The remainder of living spaces are reserved for student quarantining. 400 students are now living on-campus at Stamford.
As of last Wednesday, UConn reported 97% of Storrs residential students were fully or partially vaccinated, with only four current positive COVID-19 cases. Stamford residential students are returning to campus with similar figures: 96% being vaccinated and 0 current positive cases. Off-campus students at Stamford, Avery Point, Waterbury and Hartford have reported 0 current cases.
Nearly 7,000 faculty and staff are on campus this year and have a 0.16% positivity rate. Students who have been exempt from the vaccine must adhere to precautionary measures, such as weekly testing, to keep themselves and the UConn community protected.
UConn continues to require masks inside all campus buildings to ensure safety for all students, staff and faculty. For the current 2021-2022 academic year, a total of nearly 30,000 students, including all graduate levels and programs, are studying at UConn.
COVID-19 data for UConn can be accessed at coviddashboard.uconn.edu and is updated weekly.