Thanksgiving Break Transitions

November 25, 2020

As outlined in the Fall Return to Campus Plan, the campus is completing transition to a new phase of operations with the departure today of the last students from university housing for the remainder of the fall semester. All classes will continue to be delivered virtually after the break. The university will maintain essential operations with limited staff on campus and most employees teleworking.

Students in the Christa McAuliffe Residential Community may remain in their apartments and take advantage of dining options being provided by university food services over the Thanksgiving break and through the end of the semester.

Access to Campus

To enter campus beginning Friday, Nov. 27, students and employees must display a green badge from the Wellness Portal at the entrance checkpoints. The badge is automatically generated upon completion of the daily COVID-19 screening survey and submission of a negative COVID-19 test result within the past 14 days. Anyone who may have difficulty with the badge system should email for assistance. If you have not had a COVID-19 test in the past two weeks, you may schedule an appointment through the Wellness Patient Portal for the week of Nov. 30 to achieve compliance for the green badge. The weekly testing schedule will continue through Dec. 21.

Even as we reduce the number of people on campus, everyone is encouraged to maintain all precautions to assure the health and safety of the members of our community. We are grateful for your support in this effort. As you enjoy a much deserved holiday break, we urge you to take care to protect yourselves and others and remember all that we have to be grateful for this year.

Best wishes to the entire campus community for a safe and healthy Thanksgiving holiday.