COVID-19 Campus Update | 10:32 a.m.

Each week, the COVID-19 Response Team will be providing a university-wide update on the pandemic and campus operations on Wednesdays by noon. 

New this week

  • President Gregory Crawford announced this week an in-person spring commencement. Eight individual ceremonies will be held at Yager Stadium. “The pandemic has shaped this last year in many ways, and in the face of the unprecedented challenges, these students have shown remarkable creativity, flexibility, and fortitude,” Dr. Crawford said. “We are thrilled to be able to recognize their achievements in person this spring.”
  • Take a look at this photo gallery compiled by Miami University’s photographers during this past year. The images are a stark reminder of why we MUST do our individual parts to fight the spread of COVID-19. Thank you to many of you who do wear your masks, maintain proper physical distance (at least 6 feet), and wash your hands. Remind others why you follow protocols. Our photographers want to take photos of people again where we can all be Healthy Together.
  • Take some time to write your appreciation to all the health care teams from Miami and our health partner, TriHealth, who continue to work tirelessly. Send them a Thank You on the Student Life Instagram story today.
  • Our next Wellness Day is scheduled for March 25. Check out these wellness activities for all our campuses. Miami’s Recreational Center is offering at least 10 excellent options to focus on your health and well-being. All events follow strict COVID-19 safety guidelines and have that fun factor we are craving. Keep checking the calendar for details on: dodgeball, soccer, sand volleyball, flag football tournaments; track meet, Boga and Yoga classes and more.

Vaccination Update

  • A new website dedicated to vaccine information launched last week on Miami’s website.
  • At this time, we do not have information on a start date for vaccination distribution on Miami’s campuses.

  • Faculty and staff members, if you have already been vaccinated for COVID-19, we are asking you to voluntarily report your vaccination information to the university.
  • Students, if you have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, you can be exempt from the testing program starting two weeks after your final dose. At this time, the exemption will last 90 days. You should provide your immunization record through MedProctor to request the exemption.
  • Yesterday, Ohio Governor Mike Dewine announced expanded vaccine eligibility beginning March 19 for phases 1E and 2C. Phase 1E includes those with cancer, chronic kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart disease, and obesity. Phase 2C extends eligibility to Ohioans who are 40 and older. Beginning March 29, eligibility will be expanded to all Ohioans ages 16 and older. (FDA emergency use authorization only allows those ages 16 and 17 to receive the Pfizer vaccine.) Visit to find a location to receive the vaccine.


- COVID Response Team