Dear Students,

As we continue to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety and wellbeing of our students, faculty and staff is our top priority. As we said when we announced the transition from face-to-face instruction, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises that everyone follow social distancing practices. We want to make sure you are aware that some university employees will be working remotely to ensure that those who need to be physically on campus will be able to avoid contact with others as much as possible. If you are a student employee, your supervisor will provide guidance to you.

I want to be clear, though, that does not mean faculty and staff will not be working. We will continue to provide support to you throughout this situation, and we will be available to assist you with services such as career counseling, mental health, financial aid questions and any other concerns you have. Please be advised that some services may be limited during this time. We strongly recommend calling or emailing the office or department before visiting. []

We understand this is a time of uncertainty, and we are doing everything possible to reduce the anxiety the situation is creating. We want you to be able to focus on your studies and your life.

Thank you for your patience as we transition to this new reality, and please remember that although we cannot all be together, we are still a community and showing kindness and compassion to each other will be the hallmark of our response to this outbreak.


Dr. Danita M. B. Young
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

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