Resumption of Undergraduate Participation in Research Labs and Studios

Posted on August 28, 2020. Some information or advice may have changed since posting.

Dear Colleagues,

With the phased resumption of in-person instruction for undergraduate students, the Academic Reopening Committee and Research Task Force have approved the resumption of participation of undergraduates in research labs and studios as laid out in approved Phase 3 plans starting on Monday, September 7. This restart plan gives the campus an opportunity to observe how in person instruction proceeds and to adapt if necessary. 

Note that there may be circumstances where Phase 3 plans that included undergraduate students as researchers or study participants may need to be revised. Research directors should consult with researchers in their labs to ensure that they have considered current conditions from various perspectives. If you would like to modify your Phase 3 plans, please resubmit the plan to the Associate Dean or Melanie DeFord as a Google Docs revision so that changes are identifiable. If you need advice on lab protocols, the members of the Research Task Force, including the Associate Deans, stand ready to help. 


Bob Bernhard


Robert J. Bernhard

Vice President for Research

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, Indiana 46556