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August 17, 2022 Update

August 17, 2022

Tracker, quarantine rooms and masks suspended. Vaccines encouraged.

Dear Falcons, 

Welcome Back, Friends! Our campus theme this year comes from Psalm 25:4-5 and is “Guided by God.”  I cannot think of a more appropriate theme for our university. After these quieter summer months, there’s a sense that it’s time to get moving again. This verse reminds us, as we prepare for the fall and the busyness to come, that we can move forward with boldness and confidence when we seek God's guidance.

This email contains important information regarding the start of the fall semester. Please review carefully.


  • Please visit CUW.EDU/COVID19 for the latest information.
  • DAILY SYMPTOM TRACKER: The University will no longer ask community members to complete the daily symptom tracker, nor will any formal COVID screening be done for those participating in athletics and other co-curricular programs.
  • QUARANTINE/ISOLATION: The University will no longer provide individual isolation rooms for students who test positive. Anyone with a positive COVID diagnosis will be asked to go home or self-isolate in their residence hall room for five days per current CDC guidelines.
  • COVID TESTING: If you are symptomatic and would like a COVID test, please call the Student Health Center @ 262-243-4574 to schedule an appointment.
  • VACCINES: The University does not mandate vaccinations but does encourage all community members to consider this option; vaccines will again be available on our Mequon campus.
  • MASKS: Masks are not required. Masks will be available at major entrances for those who wish to continue wearing them.
  • ACCOMMODATIONS: Accommodations will still be available for students on a case-by-case basis when COVID absences/illness interfere significantly with the course. More information can be found on the CUW COVID SITE.
  • STUDENT RESOURCES: Additional information on campus health resources can be found at the student health center website.  

Campus improvements

Several campus improvements have been underway. Here are just a few of the things you can expect upon your return:

  • New turf on the football and field hockey field  
  • New flooring in Regents’ Hall
  • Air conditioning in Heidelberg 
  • Remodeled office spaces for the faculty of the School of Health Professions 
  • School of Health Professions Clinic (in progress) 
  • Repaving of significant parts of the campus loop road 
  • New furniture in the student union (booth replacement forthcoming) 

Highland Road bridge

The Highland Road bridge that spans Highway 43 is scheduled to reopen around the first of October. Those coming to campus must follow the alternative route described here. Work on Highland Road will most likely continue after the bridge is open, so please use caution while driving and watch out for temporary lane changes and potential traffic flaggers. The on and off ramps are scheduled to be opened closer to the end of the calendar year, likely after Thanksgiving. Please continue to be respectful and practice careful driving in residential areas on Lakeshore Drive during the remainder of the construction.

One Card app

Launching this fall will be a brand new Onecard app that allows the community to have their ID on their phone. Currently, the app version of the Onecard will be unable to open doors, but it will be able to be used to enter the Siebert Dining Hall. The app (Touchnet360u) can be downloaded from Google Play and the Apple Store. 

Food mobile ordering

Starting this fall, mobile ordering at the COOP and the Landing will be available. Using the new Sodexo EVERYDAY app, students with meal plans and all other community members will have access to this time-saving purchasing option. The EVERYDAY app can be downloaded from Google Play and the Apple Store, use location school code 6505 when logging in. Instructions on how to connect to the app can be found at: 

I am excited for the start of the academic year at Concordia University. As always, if I can be helpful to you, please reach out to me directly. 

In Christ 

Dr. Steve Taylor