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Return to campus

We have prepared our facilities and our teams for a gradual return to campus. The health and safety of our students, staff, faculty, visitors and community remain our highest priority. Plans have been developed in close consultation with experts at Strathmore University Medical Centre and with information from public health officials, for a safe and flexible return to on-campus functions.

Driven by our motto “Ut Omnes Unum Sint” – That all may be one- we recognise that the success of this approach will require a joint effort from every member of the Strathmore community as we work together as One Strathmore.


Return to Campus Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Strathmore University is committed to achieving its mission of providing an integral education to students amidst the current circumstances brought about by the COVID- 19 pandemic.

Apart from imparting knowledge, personal mentoring and experiential learning are key components of our mission and brand promise. It is for this reason, that the University is keen to reinstate in-person activities at the Campus. The University has put in place measures to ensure the safety of our students, staff and the entire Strathmore community. We are all required to adhere to these safety measures as the primary responsibility of ensuring a safe campus lies with each one of us.



A. Health Protocols

  1. The University has put in place measures to ensure the Ministry of Health Covid19 protocols are observed.
  2. At every entry point at the campus, there is a thermal gun temperature check and a hand-sanitizing station.
  3. All recordings / registration is done electronically by the security team.
  4. Each student is required to present their student identification card in order to access campus.
  5. While recognizing that you will be happy to reconnect with one another, we discourage hugging, handshakes and any other close physical contact that goes against the Covid-19 health protocols.
  1. High temperature (>37.5 ºC).
  2. Cough and shortness of breath.
  3. Other symptoms such as muscular pain, headache, loss of taste and smell,
    diarrhea, or other flu-like symptoms.
  1. Anyone experiencing the above symptoms should not attend on-campus classes.
  2. The person should contact the Strathmore University Medical Centre or seek medical attention from a reputable medical facility for further evaluation, diagnosis and follow up.
  1. Any student who feels unwell is advised to stay home.
  2. Should a student test positive for the COVID virus, they are requested to inform their respective School Administrator/Manager immediately so that necessary action is taken, and the process of contact tracing is initiated.
  3. The University requires the students who cannot come to campus due to illness, to write to their respective Schools attaching supporting medical documents.
  1. The University will seek guidance from health experts and take any necessary containment measures to reduce community transmission.

B. Teaching

  1. Yes, all students are expected to attend in-campus classes as scheduled in the timetable issued to them by their respective School.
  2. Any student who for medical reasons cannot attend the in-person classes should inform their School Manager in writing, attaching the necessary documentation.
  3. Students who may not be in the country and who cannot travel due to government directives/travel restrictions will be required to inform their School Manager in writing.
  4. Should a student fail to attend in-person classes without valid reasons, they will be considered absent for purposes of the required attendance threshold.
  1. Efforts will be made to ensure that these students have access to learning
    resources. Lecturers shall upload learning resources on the e-learning platform, this may include class recordings where possible.
  2. Where practical, lecturers may use available technology to allow the students who are off-campus to follow the classes synchronously.
  3. The same applies to international students who cannot travel due to
    lockdown/travel restrictions in their respective countries.
  1. Where possible, the lecturer shall deliver the classes remotely.
  2. Where a lecturer cannot deliver their lectures, the School will work to ensure that students make up for the time lost in due course.
  1. Classes shall be delivered using a blended learning model. For every 3-hour class, 2 hours shall be delivered in-person and 1hour remotely.
  2. The sitting arrangement of the in-person classes will ensure appropriate social distancing.
  3. The 1 hour virtual class is timetabled, and students will be required to attend the class at the time allocated.
  4. As is the case now, all examinations will be conducted on campus.
  1. For the most part, classrooms have been allocated based on class sizes.
  2. In the event that the class size does not allow for appropriate social distancing, the class may be split into smaller groups.
  3. Where classes have to be divided, the lectures will be imparted using a hybrid model where a group of students will attend the classes physically and the other group will synchronously attend the class virtually. The groups will alternate on a weekly basis so as to ensure each gets a similar student experience.
  4. The University is working on installing supporting classroom technology that will enhance the hybrid mode of learning.
  1. As students return to in-person learning, the provision of bundles to students will no longer be necessary as students will be in a position to access the University network connections.
  2. Students who may be experiencing difficulties in accessing reliable internet will be allowed to attend the virtual classes from the campus.
  3. The ICT services such as Wi-Fi are being enhanced to cater for the influx of students who may be connecting to the wireless.
  4. The University will continue engaging the service providers to negotiate for students continued access to the discounted rates for bundles.
  1. The evening students are expected to resume physical classes by August 2021 subject to government directives relating to night-time curfews.
  2. Schools are engaging the evening students and staff to obtain feedback on
    workable schedules. Further updates will be given to evening students in due course.
  1. Should the government impose restrictions affecting in-person learning, learning and University operations will not be interrupted.
  2. In-person classes will be migrated back to the online platforms.

C. Cafeteria

  1. Hand-sanitizing stations have been placed at the serving points.
  2. Staff and students are required to observe the 1.5m social distance guideline as per the markers on the floor, while queueing to be served.
  3. The serving times at the cafeteria have been lengthened to ensure that social distancing is implemented.
  4. The chairs and dining tables have been arranged to accommodate only 2
    persons per table as per the Covid-19 health protocols.
  5. We encourage students and staff to take away our meals, especially during peak hours.

D. Library

  1. The library has already resumed full on-campus operations with the following schedule: 8am to 7.30pm (for the Main Library) and 9am – 4pm (for the A&K Library).
  1. To ensure appropriate social distancing, there is reduced sitting capacity
    available.
  2. Self-service; students are required to put their bags away to minimize contact.
  3. To further avail sitting spaces, there are additional gazebos on the grounds to increase open-air sitting for students. These serve as good reading spaces.

E. Chapel

  1. Yes, the chapel is open for personal prayer as well as for mass attendance. The Chaplaincy has organized two masses per day (7:30 am -8:00 am and 12:30 pm-1:00 pm) at the Sangale Campus Chapel.
  1. There is a sanitizing station outside the Chapel area.
  2. The cabinet containing the hymnals has been locked to avoid handling of
    books and hymnals.
  3. The holy water fonts have been emptied.
  4. The pews have been appropriately marked with the 1.5m social distance
    markers.
  5. Confessions are being heard outside the Chapel, in a demarcated and well ventilated tent.



OUR PLAN HIGHLIGHTS


  • Re-opening will respond to government guidance in place at the time of the University’s reopening and be guided by health and medical professionals.
  • The University will adhere to the core principle of focusing on the health and well-being of faculty, staff, students, vendors, and visitors across all planning.
  • The University will provide updates to the campus community via a variety of mediums including the University’s dedicated COVID-19 website, and social media handles. The University will also promptly answer questions submitted to info@strathmore.edu.

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Our teams are determined to help you during these unprecedented times and are at your beckon call. Kindly reach out to us by writing directly to info@strathmore.edu, calling or through our social media handles.

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