How can I Mask Up, Back Up, and Wash Up effectively on campus? Wear your mask! Masks should cover your nose and mouth and should be worn indoors in public spaces and outdoors when you can not effectively be physically distant from others. If you do not own a mask, you may purchase one in the Campus Store. Back Up: practice physical distancing by leaving 6 feet between you and others. Wash up: wash your hands often.
What should I do if I was exposed to someone with COVID-19? Report any potential exposure or symptoms to the Dean of Students Office and follow any instructions they provide to seek medical care or to quarantine.
What should I do if I see another student who isn't wearing a mask? Remember, this is the year of community. Please remind them nicely to wear their mask. We are all doing this for each other. Should you have questions, you may contact the Dean of Students Office.
How will office hours be managed? All support services are still fully available to you; some are just offered in a different way. For example:
Dear Students and Colleagues –
Way back in August, you (hopefully) put your name to a pledge for the year. That pledge listed a number of steps we all agreed to, steps to slow and prevent the spread of the pandemic. Even if you thought that was silly, or it didn’t really matter one way or the other, that fact is we did it. Thanks to the perseverance of students, faculty, and staff, we are at the end of the 2020-2021 academic year. I know finals are next week, and many are wrapping up projects and papers, but you did it.
We’re preparing to celebrate that in a big way: Commencement ceremonies, on campus, a little more than a week from now. We’ll celebrate in-person, and our graduates are able to invite guests – not as many as might have attended in the past, but guests – loved ones to share in their accomplishments. If you are in one of the ceremonies next week, please accept my congratulations. We are looking forward to a great day, and to greater things to come for all of us.
There are a lot of moving parts in all of our lives at the moment – it certainly feels that way to me. Please finish strong, support each other, and whatever lies ahead for you in the coming days, know that you are up to the challenge. You did it! Many of you who are not graduating this year will have finished your finals by the time I send my message out next week. To you I say have a great, healthy, and safe summer. I look forward to seeing you all—live and in person—in the fall. You have succeeded in a year when the odds were against you. To the faculty who adjusted your teaching so dramatically in order to continue to serve our students, I say thank you; you are amazing. To the staff, who have stepped up to provide extraordinary service and support to our students through this odd pandemic year, I say thank you; I stand in awe.
Cor ad cor loquitur.
-Andrew Manion, Ph.D.
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