Travel, Visitors & Events

A major part of our planning for a safe fall includes limiting the number of visitors coming onto campus and reducing travel of students, staff and faculty, especially on public transportation.

As students arrive on campus, we will be making every effort to establish a safe community and reduce the chance of new infections.  Students are asked to stay on campus, except for any medical or other critical necessities. Community engagement and service-house projects need to take place remotely only. Students with off-campus employment are asked to make alternative arrangements until September 7, or contact the Dean of Students’ Office if this creates a hardship. No visitors to campus will be permitted, with the exception of those accompany students during their move-in appointments. All visitors to campus must wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines. 

We will maintain a comprehensive travel policy and campus visitor guidelines, based on current public health guidance and will provide more details soon.

Visiting

Can parents visit students on campus at any point?

No visitors will be permitted on campus through September 7, with the exception of those who accompany students during their move-in appointments. We are working with our local public health experts to be sure we maintain the expectations around six feet distancing and masks.

Events

Will we have commencement?

Yes! We have time to plan and set up in advance for the details no matter what we face. Commencement for the Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021 are currently scheduled for separate weekends in May 2021.

Policy for outside for event hosting

Travel Policy

Are we going to allow students to come home and return?

We are continuing to work out these plans right now, including the level of risk involved in travelling to certain destinations and what would be required when students return to campus. Students are asked to stay on campus, except for any medical or other critical necessities. Community engagement and service-house projects need to take place remotely only. Students with off-campus employment are asked to make alternative arrangements until September 7, or contact the Dean of Students’ Office if this creates a hardship.

Policy for fall term travel.