Like many colleges and schools, we have changed some traditional holidays and events based on the recommendations of health experts to maintain a “contained campus” as best as possible. With these changes, we avoid the risk of the community traveling over short breaks as well as the likelihood of retesting for Covid-19 upon their return. Note especially:
The planned schedule for this fall is based on the design principles that emerged from our recently completed two-year schedule review. Using the core takeaways from that study, we created a modified schedule that will allow us to best deliver our mission and ensure the continuity of our program through any unexpected changes in the fall. The schedule prioritizes the academic program for all of our students; the physical and mental health of our students; and the important relationships between all members of our community, particularly students and faculty.