Labs/Studios Transition to Phase 3 starting July 13

Posted on July 7, 2020. Note that some information or advice may have changed since posting.

Dear Colleagues,

The University has approved a proposal from the Research Task Force to transition research laboratories, studios, and core facilities from Lab/Studio Reopening Phase 2 to Phase 3 starting on July 13, 2020. The proposal was justified by the high level of compliance that has been observed to date with the policies and guidance by the labs, cores and studios during Phase 2 as well as our desire to get Phase 3 operations in place prior to the return of the undergraduate student body to campus in early August.  Guidance for transitioning from Phase 2 to Phase 3, including the link to the forms to submit plans for the transition, is available at this link:

As we move to Phase 3, please keep up the good work we observed in Phase 2. Please continue to report and violations you observe on our report line. And please prepare for the changing situation that will occur when the undergraduate student body returns. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me, the Associate Deans, or Melanie DeFord. 

And lastly, I wish you great success with your research endeavors the rest of this summer and throughout the fall. 


Bob Bernhard

Robert J. Bernhard
Vice President for Research
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana 46556