COVID-19 Center

Current Status

Last Updated: 4/16/2021

Spring 2021: Following CDC guidelines, individuals on university property will be asked to practice physical distancing, wear masks and use hand sanitizers available in high traffic areas. Students and faculty must wear masks when on campuses for classes.

Each day, all faculty, staff and students reporting to campus are required to screen their current health conditions by answering the daily COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire, which can be accessed in the JWU Mobile app, jwuLink, or HRpulse. If you receive a green check mark, you will be cleared to be on campus. Students should be prepared to present results from their daily COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire upon request. If a faculty or staff member receives a red check mark, they will need to consult their health care provider and notify their supervisor. Students who receive a red check mark will be asked to reach out Health Services to determine their next steps.

Summer 2021: Summer session will continue to be fully remote, giving students the option to pick up extra courses and accelerate their graduation.

Fall 2021: We anticipate anticipate that we will return to full operations in the fall, with courses being offered in-person as well as through hybrid delivery. Select study abroad opportunities will be available for eligible students, who will need to be vaccinated to participate. 

All of the planning for the summer and fall is dependent on the guidance, restrictions, and health protocols that may be put in place by federal, state, and local governments. Although we hope it will not happen, we will be prepared to transition to a remote environment as needed. Should there be any changes to our plans, we will communicate them promptly.

Health & Safety

Johnson & Wales University remains committed to mitigating the risks of COVID-19 and maintaining a positive campus community and online environment for living, learning and working. 

Learn More About Health & Safety

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Support The Overall Well-being of JWU Campuses

All JWU community members must follow these guidelines each and every day.

Read the COVID-19 Conduct Protocol

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“We have found many creative and fun ways to stay connected and engaged ... Let’s do our part to keep our campuses open and keep each other safe."

- Chancellor Mim L. Runey, LP.D.

Read the Chancellor's Message


Universitywide FAQs

What is the status of Commencement ceremonies in 2021?

In just a matter of weeks, we will come together in different forms and formats to honor the graduating classes of 2020 and 2021. Please visit JWU's commencement website: and select your campus to learn the details regarding the commencement plans for each campus.

Who are first-year students? Who are first-year transfer students?

First-year students are considered to be new students who have enrolled at JWU and began their studies here this fall or spring. First-year students are welcome to live on campus. This includes the new students who had enrolled at either the North Miami or Denver campuses, and decided to campus transfer to either Providence or Charlotte.

First-year transfer students are students who attended another institution after high school before coming to JWU. First-year transfer students are also welcome to live on campus.

Will I be receiving a reduction in my tuition if I 'm enrolled in remote classes?

JWU’s learning environments and appropriate support services are now available in synchronous and/or asynchronous formats. As a result, the full-time tuition for the spring semester remains the same for all undergraduate students.

How are the courses on my schedule being delivered? Remote, online or in-person?

Log in to > go to the Academics page > View Course Schedule (under the Course Registration section). Watch: How to Review My Schedule - Remote or In-Person. Please access ulearn regularly as a central location for course information for your classes and announcements from faculty.

What are synchronous and asynchronous classes?

All courses will have components that are synchronous and asynchronous. The synchronous component of a course involves the entire class meeting together with the instructor present. This may happen in a classroom setting, or may happen virtually depending on the course, and whether it is a remote course or an in-person course. These synchronous sessions will be held at the regularly scheduled class time.

The asynchronous portion of the class may involve either viewing material that is available online, doing group work with classmates, or conducting independent work.

Each syllabus will clearly state whether class sessions will be held synchronously or asynchronously.