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  • Spring semester classes will begin remotely and remain so through at least Sunday, January 23, 2022. See the Coronavirus Information page for further details.

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Information on COVID and Start of Spring Semester Classes


Dear Members of the Delaware Law School Community:

Following up on the message sent today by Widener University President Julie Wollman, here is a summary of the plan for the coming start of the Spring 2022 Semester:

All spring semester classes held in person will begin remotely and remain remote through at least Sunday, January 23, 2022.  The classes will be conducted at their regularly scheduled times.  Faculty members should prepare the appropriate zoom links for students for these classes.  Students, please check your email regularly for communication from your professors.

All students and employees, who don’t already have an approved exemption for the spring 2022 semester, are required to receive a booster dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and must upload their updated vaccination record card prior to January 21, 2022 to  Upload a photo of your vaccine card including your booster information as soon as possible.

If you are not yet eligible to receive the booster because it has been fewer than 6 months since your second dose of the vaccine, you are required to receive the booster dose and upload your proof of booster no more than 7 days after you become eligible.

Two vaccine booster clinics will be available on the main campus in Chester: one on Thursday, January 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and one on Friday, January 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  These clinics will be open to all students, employees, and family members from all campuses.  Please register for the clinics at: 

Essential employees, and some employees in facilities remaining open, are expected to report to campus during the period of remote classes.  All other employees may work remotely until they resume their regular work arrangement on January 24.  Masks covering the nose and mouth while indoors will continue to be required.

Employees who need to visit the campus briefly to retrieve files or other materials may do so at their discretion provided they observe masking and all other existing protocols

The Delaware Campus housing units will be open and students who have received the booster or are not yet eligible to do so may move in as originally planned.  Students may also choose to delay moving in until January 24th.

Dean Rod Smolla