Student Compliance

UWF will utilize a shared responsibility and accountability model that establishes and implements procedures to check that students comply with safety measures, prescreening and training.


Student Responsibilities 

Because COVID-19 infects individuals by spreading across and within close community networks, it is essential that every student at UWF abides by a shared obligation and commitment to act prudently, safely, and in accordance with public health directives. In order to provide the best experience for every member of the UWF community during the global pandemic, students are expected to adhere to the following safety measures, prescreening and training.

Pre-Screening: All students visiting campus are required to take the Daily COVID-19 Return to Campus Pre-screening every day before coming to a University location or leaving their residence hall room.

Training: All students are required to participate in the mandatory COVID-19 Student Training before the first day of the semester.

Social Distancing: Students are to maintain social distancing at all times while on campus. Specifically, they should:

  • Stay six feet (about two arms’ length) from other people.
  • Avoid gathering in groups.
  • Stay out of crowded places.
  • Avoid mass gatherings.

Face Covering Requirements: A disposable or cloth face covering is required inside all shared indoor spaces and in outdoor areas where social distancing is not possible.

Examples of shared indoor spaces include classrooms, laboratories, hallways, shared offices, open offices, restrooms, conference rooms, lobbies and lounge areas, retail spaces, museums, libraries and dining facilities. Anyone using a dining facility should cover their face until they sit down to eat and then put the face-covering back on immediately after.

Face coverings may be removed when inside of private building space, such as a single-use office or residence hall room.

Stay Home When You're Sick: If a student is feeling sick, they should stay home. The student should consult their health care provider, if necessary. Students can also contact Case Management Compliance

Services in the Dean of Students Office at casemanagement@uwf.edu if they need assistance in navigating class absences and or other challenges due to being sick.

Accountability: University leadership anticipates students prioritizing their own health and that of the entire campus community by following the guidelines. However, failure to adhere to the safety guidelines above may result in student conduct and/or disciplinary repercussions to protect the safety and health of UWF students, employees and the community.

  • Students who do not adhere to the guidelines will be asked to leave campus immediately and referred to the Dean of Students Office for consultation and follow up. This may result in potential charges under the provisions outlined in the UWF Student Code of Conduct.
  • Students are responsible for knowing and observing University regulations and policies as dictated in official University publications including, but not limited to, the UWF Housing Handbook (which is incorporated herein by reference) and the UWF Student Code of Conduct.
    • The University reserves the right to add other regulations and policies as necessary. The Student agrees to abide by all additional regulations and policies that are adopted. Violations may result in sanctions up to and including removal from University Housing and expulsion from the University. A Student removed from University Housing for violations of University regulations and policies will be held to the full financial terms of this Contract.
  • Any disorderly or disruptive conduct will be reported to the appropriate authorities, if necessary.