Arrival to Campus – Spring 2022

We are excited to begin the Spring 2022 term at Walsh University! Our highest priority is to provide an engaging academic and student life experience while continuing to be ever mindful of the health and wellness of our campus community. We have made some adjustments to the protocols to begin the term and have updated our guidance to align with the Stark County Health Department as issued on 12/30/2021. Please review this information below or download by clicking the button.


Prior to Returning to Campus

If you are ill or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms prior to returning to campus for the 2022 Spring Term, please report your case to the university and refrain from coming to campus until you have been cleared to do so by the university.

Vaccinations and Boosters

The university strongly encourages keeping up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters. Getting fully vaccinated remains the best defense against COVID-19. Walsh University is not requiring students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated for COVID-19. We encourage members of CAV Nation to seek guidance from your healthcare provider and, if you are able, consider getting vaccinated to ensure a safe, active, and in-person campus environment.

Vaccination Verification for University Employees (including student workers)

We are asking university employees, including student workers, to upload your vaccination card to PayCom as soon as possible as we prepare for a final determination on the federal government’s requirement for proof of vaccination to avoid weekly COVID-19 testing. Please reference your email from the human resource department which was distributed on December 3, 2021. If you have questions, please e-mail

Mask and Distance

Effective immediately as a temporary measure, all individuals regardless of vaccination status will be required to wear face coverings while indoors when you cannot maintain 6-foot physical distance from others. Face coverings may be removed when eating and drinking, or participating in an indoor sanctioned on-court athletic practice or competition. Dining locations will adjust seating for physical distancing and provide to-go options.

Campus Public Events

We will review all proposed public events for the remainder of January that involve large gatherings.

Reporting and Response Protocols

This Walsh University COVID-19 Community Health Response Team and Human Resources will be responsible for managing COVID-19 related cases. For additional information on how to report university COVID-19 response protocols and quarantine/isolation guidelines CLICK HERE.

Quarantine/Isolation Guidelines

If you test positive for COVID-19, you will be directed to return home for the quarantine/isolation period. Persons who have had close contact exposure to COVID-19 but have been vaccinated within the past six months or who have been vaccinated and boosted will not be required to quarantine. All others with close contact exposure will be required to quarantine for a period of five days. Proof of vaccination will be required so it is important to have a copy of your vaccination card.

COVID-19 Testing

Please contact AultmanNOW (Washington Square) regarding COVID-19 testing. Testing is left to the discretion of the treating medical professionals.

The Seven to Remember

We are continuing to implement our Walsh Seven to Remember and calling upon CAV Nation to continue doing your part with contributing to the health and wellness of our campus community! 

We will continue to monitor and assess the guidance provided by the federal, state and local health authorities. As conditions involving the pandemic change, we are fully prepared to adjust our response plans to any new circumstances that may arise. Visit Campus Updates to review new information and updates as they become available.  In addition, we will continue to track active cases on campus through our COVID-19 Condition and Case Dashboard.   

For additional information on campus COVID-19 guidelines for the Spring 2022 – Return to Campus, click on the links listed under “Helpful Resources.” 


Have Questions? Reach Out.

Because of the ever changing nature of the pandemic, we recognize that questions may arise regarding campus conditions, changing health guidance and our response plan.  If you have questions, please do not hesitate to outreach to us:  

Walsh Parents/Families/Students:
Dr. Michael Dunphy, Vice President for Academic Affairs | | 330-490-7201
Bryan Badar, Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students | | 330-490-7301 

Walsh University Employees:
Laurel Lusk, Vice President for Business and Financial Affairs/CFO | | 330-244-4762

Media Inquiries:
Kim Graves, Director of University Relations | | 330-490-7296


Walsh University Health Services

AultmanNow (Washington Square) | (330) 363-8680
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday:  9:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.


WU Matters | We Are All in This Together

Taking the necessary steps to reduce the risk and spread of COVID-19 is the shared responsibility of every member of our community. As we begin this new academic year, we’re calling upon all members of the CAV Nation family to continue doing your part with being kind, patient and flexible.  We thank you in advance for taking care of your fellow Cavaliers!