Uganda reopened and resumed in-person learning to all universities in Uganda this November [2021].  This happened after the 18-month closure of COVID-19 and numerous failed plans to open. We offer an article looking at what Ugandan universities have done to ready themselves for this reopening and how ireopenign plans are going. What made the ministry of higher education confident to reopen now after previous failed attempts? What do students and academics think about this move?