Nov. 11, 2020

Dear Friends:

Due to a recent rise in COVID-19 cases in the Susquehanna Valley and among students on campus, and out of abundance of caution, university administrators decided to move to remote classes and labs for the remainder of the fall semester, beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, Nov. 11. We arrived at this decision with the health and safety of our campus community as our No. 1 priority.

Effective immediately, there will be no in-person gatherings, including extracurricular activities. All dining venues will remain open, but with take-out options only. The library and Garrett are closed except for meal service.

Students may continue residing on campus for remote instruction through Friday, Nov. 20, which was originally scheduled as the last day of on-campus instruction for the fall semester. If students plan to move out sooner, they must complete the move-out checklist and email with the time and date of their planned departure. All previously approved overnight travel requests have been canceled, and no further travel requests will be considered for the fall semester.  

Students living in residence halls under testing protocols have been given specific instructions. Individuals who have tested positive are isolated and being provided support.

All other students are free to move about campus to pick up food or spend time outdoors while adhering to safety protocols; however, they cannot enter residence halls other than their own. Faculty and staff should report to work as normal and may continue to access their offices.

We will continue to update the Dashboard and provide information to help protect everyone’s health. If you have questions or need support, please don't hesitate to reach out to one of the many campus resources: 

Everything about these unprecedented times calls for flexibility. We appreciate everyone’s continued patience and concern for one another. Thank you for all you have done to bring us this far.

Yours ever,
Jonathan Green