DeLand Campus Moves to Tier 4

John B. Stetson statue wears a face covering on campus.

Safer Campus Task Force Update 

John B. Stetson statue wears a face covering as Stetson announces a move to Tier 4.DeLand Campus Moves to Tier 4  

As conditions continue to improve regarding COVID-19, including larger national and community vaccination rates, declining community transmission rates and many other factors, Stetson University is moving to less restrictive guidance. This action is in recognition of the tremendous efforts of the community thus far and will hold steady the safety protocols and mitigators we know have been successful for us, while increasing individual liberty and campus vibrancy where possible. Effective Thursday, Nov. 4, Stetson will move into Tier 4.

Tier 4, effective Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021: 

Facial Coverings:   

  • Not required:
    • Inside your residence hall room or apartment (door closed)
    • Inside your individual, non-shared office (door closed)
    • In meetings or social gatherings of four or fewer vaccinated people
    • When you are eating or drinking
    • Outside when distancing is possible
  • graphic with four people wearing face coverings as Stetson moves to Tier 4.Required:
    • Classrooms
    • Meetings of more than four people
    • Events, common areas, hallways and shared offices
    • Outdoor events, if so indicated 
Residential Living and Learning: 
  • Two Stetson guests or non-Stetson visitors permitted 
  • One Stetson overnight guest permitted 
  • Capacity limits in common areas, chapter rooms, community kitchens and laundry rooms
  • Eating permitted in community and kitchen areas
  • Chapter room access open to all active membership  
Groups and Gatherings:  
  • Group size for registered events increases to 150 people with physical distancing
  • Pipeline camps, clinics or youth programs permitted
  • Food and non-alcoholic drinks permitted with required table or seating options to allow proper distancing
  • Athletics, Music and Arts & Sciences spectator sizes increase to 50% indoor capacity and 75% outdoor capacity  
logo for the commons dining hall, which is now open to guests, under Tier 4.Dining: 
  • Commons open to outside guests and visitors
  • Increased table capacity
Recreation Services: 
  • Student and employee preregistration no longer required for Hollis Center access
  • Limited capacities for face-to-face exercise and smaller spaces only  
Meetings and Offices: 
  • No time restriction or virtual option needed for in-person workplace meetings; face coverings required unless meeting of four or fewer vaccinated people
  • Adhere to COVID-19 capacity restrictions and 3 feet distancing in meeting spaces and classrooms
  • Maximal distancing of 6 feet required in shared workspaces

Stetson University follows guidance from the American College Health Association, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Department of Health. For more information on Stetson’s phased approach, review Safer Stetson’s Tiers webpage.

Stetson commends our community for the steadfast commitment to our fight against COVID-19. Please remember, Stetson may return to lower Tier levels as needed due to increases in campus community or local area infection rates, negative COVID variant impact on public health, or other factors requiring additional health and safety protocols.

Thank you for helping to ensure the health of our community.