Return to Campus
Details and requirements for safely returning to campus
Understand What It Takes for In-Person Learning to Happen Safely
Health and safety standards are necessary to keep you, other students, staff, faculty, and our community healthy. This means “don’t share air” and these recommendations from the Hawaii Department of Health:
- Wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose whenever you are around other people outside your household.
- Practice physical distancing when possible.
- If you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or think you may be getting sick, stay home and let BYUH Health Services know immediately.
- Wash your hands frequently.
- Stay in the local area. Limit your risk of getting COVID-19 by being around the same small group of people and not traveling. BYU–Hawaii will not provide financial support for repeated quarantine that is required as a result of discretionary travel.
Your actions affect everyone around you. If there is a significant outbreak of COVID-19 among students, in-person learning will stop.
Students who break government or campus rules will be reported to the appropriate University and/or civil authorities. Students will be subject to the appropriate University and/or civil penalties and other disciplinary actions. This can include separation from the University.
Prepare for Your Semester
Commit to Safe Behavior
All students who plan to use on-campus resources must certify that they will (1) follow all state and campus regulations and (2) follow the additional safety and testing protocols on our campus.
Arrange for Housing
BYU–Hawaii has a limited number of on-campus housing openings that incorporate increased safety measures for COVID-19. All students who desire on-campus housing should apply by completing the return application through the Housing Portal. A waitlist is available once spots have been filled.
Students who live in off-campus housing must follow all applicable state regulations. Students are also required to provide an electronic copy of their rental agreement to Residential Life within 14 days of move-in.
Apply for Student Employment
Make Travel Arrangements and Satisfy Quarantine or Exemption Requirements
Travelers entering the State of Hawaii are subject to a mandatory 10-day quarantine unless they can meet the State’s Safe Travels Program requirements for an exception. Travelers who can upload confirmation of having completed an accepted vaccination for COVID-19 or proof of a negative test result from a state-approved COVID-19 test, administered within 72 hours from the final leg of departure, are not required to quarantine. BYU–Hawaii students who are unable to qualify for these exceptions may be eligible for the Modified Quarantine program.
The Modified Quarantine (MQ) program is a limited exemption that is authorized by the State and administered by the University. MQ is available beginning August 11, 2021. Students must apply for MQ participation and agree to the conditions below. Students needing the MQ program should apply immediately. Students accepted into the program will be issued an electronic letter that confirms their status as MQ participants. This document should be presented to screening and transportation officials when the student arrives in Hawaii.
Congratulations, Seasiders! We are navigating a new learning environment. It has been challenging for each of us, and we thank you for your patience. Your resilience in the face of these challenges is inspiring. The University has set the bar for safe behavior higher than that of local and state regulations. This is intentional and motivated by our care for your safety and the safety of our community. This is an opportunity to live the second greatest commandment to “love thy neighbor as thyself.”
We look forward to connecting with you again – remotely and in person. If you have questions, please contact one of the areas below for additional assistance.