You want to be on campus and have in-person classes. We want you to be on campus and instruct you through in-person classes. In order to do this, we all must make wise decisions. As we head into the weekend, you will have some decisions to make concerning travel or off-campus activities.
We are seeing other universities already pivoting to fully online classes within a week or two of starting the fall semester. University of North Carolina, North Carolina State University, University of Notre Dame and others have pivoted temporarily or permanently online because of COVID-19 clusters resulting from off-campus weekend activities where students did not follow appropriate COVID-19 protocols.
I know we can do better, Bearcats. I have seen you wearing masks and following other protocols on campus. Please continue to follow these protocols, even when off-campus. Let us continue to be an example of what it means to love our neighbor as ourselves.
Please keep this guidance in mind as you make plans:
Please be responsible and make wise decisions. Your individual decisions affect the entire Bearcat community.
Shaping our story together,
Dr. Eric Turner