Update: Jan. 21, 2022
Please review recent updates to the school’s COVID-19 protocols. See 2021–22 Campus Plan.
With the continuing high levels of transmission related to omicron, the school strongly recommends wearing high filtration masks (e.g., N95 or K95) and getting a booster shot.
All students and employees who test positive are asked to Submit a COVID-19 Reporting Form regardless of whether they have been on campus. This information will help inform the law school’s planning and decision-making through the semester.
- Students: contact Lynn LeMoine, dean of students
- Employees: contact Mike Freer, interim director of human resources
- Others: contact Chris Szaj, vice president of institutional management
Current alert level
Alert levels for each week are based on public health data and internal campus data. Click any alert level for campus operations and mitigation.
See: 2021–22 Academic Year Campus Operations Mitigation Plan for information on how the alert levels correlate to activity on campus.
- New journal article details dash to create unique COVID-19 clinic at pandemic’s startPosted January 14When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down business, schools, and much of regular life in the spring of 2020, several clinical faculty members at Mitchell Hamline were soon thinking about the collateral consequences of those shutdowns: Visitations in the child welfare system would be disrupted; undocumented immigrants and mixed-status families would need help accessing some of …
- Mitchell Hamline to return to CHS Field for commencementPosted January 12Mitchell Hamline’s newest graduates will once again walk the bases at St. Paul’s minor league baseball stadium at the school’s commencement ceremony. The event on June 18 will be the second year the school has hosted commencement at CHS Field. Graduates will include those who finish their studies in the spring, as well as the …
Key COVID-19 questions
What is the law school’s vaccination policy?
Beginning August 1, 2021, all students and employees must be fully vaccinated to have access to MHSL’s buildings. (Fully vaccinated is generally defined as 2 weeks after the second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine).
All students are asked to update their vaccine status in their student record. Students should provide this information even if you do not plan to take in-person classes in the fall semester. Students will not be required to provide additional proof of vaccination. Students may update this form if their status changes.
NOTE: By providing information about their vaccine status, students are certifying that it is true and correct. Knowingly providing false information about vaccination status is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct and may be subject to a conduct investigation.
Are there any exceptions to the vaccine requirement?
There are no exceptions to the vaccine policy for the fall 2021 semester. Remote offerings are available to those who have not been vaccinated. Students who have concerns about the vaccine due to a documented disability, should contact disability services for assistance.
May I bring guests to campus?
Visitors are permitted in the law school building to: attend scheduled events and programs, pre-arranged individual or group meetings, and clinic appointments; use the library; or to conduct other business that has been organized by a member of the faculty/staff or a student. All visitors must complete a Visitor COVID-19 Self-Screening Form at the main entrance Security Desk to confirm they are fully vaccinated. At this time, the law school discourages drop-in visitors who are not using the library or have not arranged to meet with a Mitchell Hamline individual prior to coming to campus.