Fall 2021 Planning Information

Brandeis is deeply appreciative of the efforts made by our faculty and staff over the past several months to support the mission of the University. This includes our dedicated essential staff as well as faculty and staff who were asked to work remotely.

Over the last year, many employees have quickly adapted to new modes of work. This newly gained flexibility has benefitted our faculty, staff and the University. While we continue to build on what we have learned about remote working over the past year, we recognize that many departments will need faculty and staff regularly on campus to support students and on-campus operations for the Fall 2021.

As the Fall 2021 planning process moves forward, the expectation is that our collective resourcing will require a blended approach by most departments: to serve Brandeis’ educational mission and department operations as well as to consider the benefits of flexibility for our community. Determining the appropriate operational support needed by each department will be done by department leaders, in consultation with faculty and staff, and with guidelines provided by Human Resources and Facilities Administration.

The health and safety of our faculty and staff remain a priority. It is important to note that Brandeis will continue to follow state and federal COVID guidance as well as enforce required Brandeis health and safety protocols, including completing the Daily Health Assessment in the Campus Passport each day you come to campus, participating in COVID-19 testing according to your commuting schedule (as indicated in your Passport), distancing, wearing appropriately-designed masks, and cleaning/hygiene, until further notice.

For more information on Fall 2021 planning, please select one of the categories below. We encourage you to review this information carefully and to check back frequently as the information will be updated in the coming weeks.