COVID 19 UPDATE – Spring 2021 Building Access Update

Students studying at library
Students study in Davis Library on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. November 19, 2020. (Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

With the first day of classes approaching, we’re providing an update on building access for Spring 2021.

Currently, campus buildings are operating with the same access as when the Fall 2020 semester ended and will remain in this status until February 8th or until undergraduate in-person classes begin. This means most campus buildings have controlled access, with OneCard access where available for authorized individuals needing to enter buildings for research, work or academic activity.

Exceptions continue to be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Requests that have already been approved do not need to be re-submitted. Requests for new modifications to building hours or access must be submitted by building managers using this form. Please include as many specific details as possible and allow several days for review and response. You may continue to direct questions to Rick Wernoski at

We will provide further clarification regarding Spring 2021 building access prior to the resumption of in-person classes.

Thank you for all you are doing to keep campus safe and healthy throughout the upcoming semester.

Robert A. Blouin
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

Rick Wernoski
Senior Vice Provost for Business Operations