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Introduction and Values Statement

Campus Testing and Cases

This planning and guidance is subject to change in response to local public health conditions and local, state, and federal guidelines.

Vassar invites students to return to campus for the Fall 2020 semester. Developed by the VassarTogether committee (a broad campus-wide group of faculty, administrators, staff, and students), this report describes practices and protocols to safely return to campus, while ensuring that students and faculty who do not return to campus can continue to learn and teach. Central components of this plan involve face masks, physical distance, and sanitation; testing, contact tracing, and protocols for isolation; and self-quarantine. In addition, we identify community standards that will support a safe learning community.

Key Values

We start by identifying key values that are the foundation of our planning for a safe resumption of in-person classes in Fall 2020:

  • We are committed to creating and sustaining an ethical learning community;
  • We will prioritize the health of our community, paying explicit attention to the inequalities that contribute to vulnerabilities during this pandemic;
  • The Vassar community is global and we are enriched by the multiplicity of experience and culture that constitute our global campus;
  • Our living and learning practices must emphasize and create modes of cooperation, mutual care, and interdependence.

Teaching, learning, and living together under our current conditions means embracing a spirit of experimentation, which is to say a willingness to try, revise, and try again. This will be a collaborative effort between faculty, students, administrators and staff. We encourage the entire Vassar community to embrace a spirit of collaboration, openness, curiosity, and inquiry as a way of helping us understand what it means to collectively create a learning community in this historical moment. No student or faculty members will be required to return to in-person teaching or learning as a condition of enrollment, financial aid, or employment.  Human Resources will extend Vassar’s temporary Telework program, so that employees whose roles and responsibilities allow may continue working from off campus.

In recognizing that we cannot all share the same physical learning spaces in ways we are accustomed, we affirm these commitments to the Vassar community: We will learn where we are and with what we have. We will teach where we are and with what we have. We will work where we are and with what we have. We will offer our support and compassion to each other in these endeavors.

Four Phases of the Fall 2020 Campus Experience

To maximize community health and safety, we are planning a four-phase campus experience in Fall 2020, with target dates for each phase. The specific implementation dates for the different phases will be responsive to public health conditions on campus and in Dutchess County, as well as New York State guidelines. These phases are subject to change at any time and we will only advance to the next phase if campus and local health conditions permit.

Phase 1

Return to Campus (August 8–September 7)

Students will return to campus gradually during the three week period beginning August 8, although some students may be approved to return earlier. Estimated return dates for each student are provided. Each student will have a specific window to move into their campus housing. Please pack light for the Fall 2020 semester. This will facilitate an easy move-in process and swift move-out, if public health conditions require students to leave campus prematurely. Within the first three days of arrival, all students will be required to take a COVID-19 test provided and administered by the College.

Phase 1 on Campus

Many have been concerned how they will complete the 14-day quarantine required by New York State for many travelers. Following the latest guidance from local health officials, we will be quarantining as a campus together from August 8 to August 31. Please note that all students will be under these same requirements, regardless of your previous geographic location (including international locations and states with New York travel advisories).

  • During this time, the campus will be closed to non-essential visitors.
  • Students will be assigned to “family units” for picking up grab and go food at specified times to reduce density.
  • Students will be asked to stay largely in their dormitories or off-campus houses, and when leaving their residence to go outside for exercise or fresh air, activities must minimize contact with others.
  • Students will be required to maintain 6 feet of distance from others at all times and wear masks except when alone or with roommates in their room or sitting outside with 6 feet of distance to the next person.
  • Students will have two COVID-19 tests in their first 10-14 days on campus.
  • Students will be required to complete a daily self-assessment of symptoms.

Upon successful completion of Phase I and with the ongoing guidance of public health officials, we plan to continue into Phase II of our Fall 2020 campus experience.

Regarding Vulnerable Populations

All students who may not feel comfortable returning will be invited to participate in academic and co-curricular activities remotely. When needed, we will provide internet connection capability to their home to ensure they have access to remote learning. Furthermore, students who are residing on campus but need accommodations to feel safe will be guided by the Office of Accessibility and Educational Opportunities (AEO) on campus. Services for accommodation include, but are not limited to, note takers, extra time on assignments and tests, and academic coaches.

Phase 1 Campus Protocols
  • Masks/Face Coverings Required
  • Maintain 6ft Distance
    • Physical distance everywhere indoors and outdoors
    • Roommates in doubles, triples, suites, and apartments are encouraged to maintain 6ft distance as possible
  • Campus Closed to Visitors
  • Students Remain On-Campus
  • Grab-n-Go Dining Only
    • Limited outdoor seating, seats marked for distancing
  • Access to Only Your Residence
  • Assigned Bathrooms (Houses)
  • No registered parties in apartment areas
  • No In-Person/Outdoor Programming (virtual/passive programming only)
  • Public Facility Temporary Closures
    • Athletic Fitness Center, Academic Lounges, House Parlors and Multipurpose Rooms, Community Centers, etc.
  • Classrooms spaced for physical distance
  • Any informal gatherings are virtual or outside only
    • Masks and 6ft distance required
    • Any in-person gatherings should be infrequent. Virtual gatherings encouraged.
    • Outdoor exercise/recreation with phsyical distancing
  • Food and grocery deliveries to campus
    • Delivery drivers may not enter building, students meet driver outside
  • Testing
    • Pre-arrival Test
    • 1st on-campus test upon arrival
    • 2nd on campus test 7-10 days after arrival

Phase 2

Confirming Community Standards (September 8–September 25)

Phase 2 is a period to establish routines that affirm safe community standards. We will all need to support each other in practicing social distancing, wearing masks (and appreciating reminders to wear masks), and navigating campus in a way that promotes lower density. Students living in campus housing will be expected to remain on campus during the academic semester. With very limited exceptions, such as medical care, off-campus student travel is not permitted. In addition, all meetings beyond formal classroom, lab, or research sessions should be held outdoors or via videoconference technology (Zoom) until September 7. After September 7, pending an assessment of health conditions on campus, student organizations may register to use specific meeting rooms for low-density activities; any gatherings must be pre-scheduled and will require social distancing, masks, and adherence to occupancy limits based on room size and New York State guidelines.

Phase 2 Campus Protocols
  • Masks/Face Coverings Required
  • Maintain 6ft Distance
    • Physical distance continues indoors and outdoors outside of bedroom, suite, or apartment
    • Roommates in doubles, triples, suites, and apartments have achieved status as pod-unit
  • Campus Closed to Non-Essential Visitors
    • Exceptions: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center (on weekends), Community Gardens, Poughkeepsie Farm Project, Wimpfheimer Nursery School, Golf Course
  • Students Remain On-Campus
  • Grab-n-Go Dining and Outdoor Seating Expanded
    • Marked 6ft distance at tables continues
    • Local restaurants invited to provide food at Noyes Circle tents (while adhering to required PPE & campus policies) beginning September 14
  • Access to Only Your Residence
  • Assigned Bathrooms (Houses)
  • No registered parties in apartment areas
  • Approved (Limited) Outdoor Programs
  • Select public facilities re-open with reduced maximum capacity
    • Including: Lounges, Parlors, Community Centers, Pool (by appointment only), Library, Chapel
    • Some facilities remain closed (i.e. AFC)
  • Classrooms spaced for physical distance
  • Outdoor Gatherings
    • If approved by relevant department or Campus Activities: Outdoor gatherings limited to 25 or fewer people in masks, 6ft distance (if stationary and 6ft distance they can remove masks)
    • If not approved/informal: Outdoor gatherings must have 10 or fewer people
    • Outdoor exercise/recreation must be in groups of 4 or fewer and stay 6ft away from anyone else
  • Indoor gatherings permitted with Reduced Maximum Capacities
    • Groups of up to 10 or maximum COVID-19 room capacity (see room signage), whichever is fewer
    • Masks and 6ft distance required
    • Virtual Gatherings Continue
  • Food and grocery deliveries to campus
    • Delivery drivers may not enter building, students meet driver outside
  • Testing
    Testing approximately every two weeks, more regularly for some

Phase 3

Some Informal Socializing Indoors and Gordon Commons Opens (October 22 – November 20)

In Phase 3, Vassar is easing some restrictions on informal socializing indoors and opening Gordon Commons, among several other changes. Events that are pre-approved by Campus Activities may have up to 25 people outdoors. Under special circumstances, academic departments may host events of up to 50 people if they are pre-approved.

  • Indoor dining will be available in Gordon Commons (beginning with the second and third floors the week of October 19 and expanding to include the first floor of Gordon Commons beginning the week of October 26.) Students must reserve a time through the Waitwhile app through the Vassar mobile app. Reservations will be for one-hour slots (45 minutes to get food and eat; 15 minutes to clean and prepare the table for the next reservation). Inside, spaces where you can sit are marked off and traffic flow will be carefully controlled for health and safety. Because density will be restricted, grab-n-go will continue to be an important option.

  • The College Center MPR, the Old Book Store (basement of College Center), the Villard Room, and the parlors on the second floor of Main (Rose Parlor, Gold Parlor, Jade Parlor, and Ordan meeting room) will be open until midnight daily for informal socializing indoors. The Gold and Jade Parlors as well as the Ordan meeting room and College Center MPR must be reserved ahead of time through Campus Activities using eSARC.  As is true in all indoor spaces, masks and social distancing are required at all times, unless only your pod is in the room. Do not exceed the posted COVID-19 room capacity in any space.  Doors and windows where possible should remain open, and food is not permitted.

  • Rockefeller Hall (Monday through Friday is open until midnight), and the Library is open until midnight Sunday through Thursday night and until 10pm on Friday and Saturday nights.

  • ALANA, LGBTQ+, Women’s Center, International Student Services, and the Veteran’s Lounge will be open until 8pm, Monday-Friday. Please check in with the respective centers for slight variations based on staffing. Some centers also have Google forms for reservations.

  • When submitting a CCT Assist Form, email addresses will now be automatically collected to help understand patterns and effectively follow up on concerns. These will be seen only by Dean Maragh Taylor and Sarah Garijo-Garde and will be kept private.

Items that have not changed.

  • Many Phase 2 protocols concerning masking, social distancing, gatherings etc. will continue through Phase 3. Students still may not leave campus; however, off-campus trips that involve minimal possibility of COVID-19 exposure and are supervised by a faculty member as part of a class for academic credit may be permitted, pending pre-approval by the Dean of Faculty Office. If there is an urgent need to be off-campus, please contact Director of Case Management Erika Pappas (epappas@vassar.edu), who can help. Failure to remain on campus can result in removal from campus to study remotely for the remainder of the semester.

  • Informal outdoor gatherings may not exceed 10 people and indoor gatherings remain limited to groups of up to 10 or the maximum COVID-19 room capacity (see room signage), whichever is fewer.

  • Given the spikes in COVID-19 outside our county, we regretfully cannot allow visitors, including parents and families, at this time to come to campus except in extraordinary circumstances.

See the Phase 3 pull-down menu below for more information.

Phase 3 Campus Protocols
  • Masks/Face Coverings Required (except if outdoors, stationary, and 6 ft distance, or eating indoors in designated, low-density areas)
  • Maintain 6ft Distance
    • Physical distance continues indoors and outdoors outside of bedroom, suite, or apartment Pod-units sustained
  • Limited Visitor Access (no building access)
    • Given the spikes in COVID-19 outside our county, we regretfully cannot allow visitors, including parents and families, at this time to come to campus except in extraordinary circumstances.
    • ‘Drive-through’ tours of the campus will now be permitted. Visitors may drive onto campus for a brief tour, provided they do not exit their vehicle.
    • Athletic coaches may visit with recruits and their parent/guardian on campus but must limit their tours to outdoor athletic facilities and must follow all campus safety guidelines. Vassar students may not participate in these visits.
  • Indoor, Dining, Grab-n-go Dining and Outdoor Seating
    • Indoor dining will be available in Gordon Commons (beginning with the second and third floors the week of October 19 and expanding to include the first floor of Gordon Commons beginning the week of October 26.) Students must reserve a time through the Waitwhile app through the Vassar mobile app. Reservations will be for one-hour slots (45 minutes to get food and eat; 15 minutes to clean and prepare the table for the next reservation). Inside, spaces where you can sit are marked off and traffic flow will be carefully controlled for health and safety. Because density will be restricted, grab-n-go will continue to be an important option.
    • Marked 6ft distance at tables continues
    • Local restaurants invited to provide food at Noyes Circle tents (while adhering to required PPE & campus policies)
  • Access to Only Your Residence
  • Assigned Bathrooms (Houses)
  • No registered parties
  • Pre-approved outdoor events: Events that are pre-approved by Campus Activities may have up to 25 people outdoors. Under special circumstances, academic departments may host events of up to 50 people if they are pre-approved.
  • Athletic and Fitness Center Opening
    • Open to the Vassar campus community in a phased manner following all appropriate state guidelines for gyms and fitness centers.
    • Use of cardio equipment in the fitness center available to faculty, staff, and students by reservation-only.
    • Visit Athletics’ website for details on reservations, general info, and other recreation opportunities, which will be by reservation only.
    • Athletic coaches may visit with recruits and their parent/guardian on campus but must limit their tours to outdoor athletic facilities and must follow all campus safety guidelines. Vassar students may not participate in these visits.
  • Select public facilities remain open with reduced maximum capacity
    • The College Center MPR, the Old Book Store (basement of College Center), the Villard Room, and the parlors on the second floor of Main (Rose Parlor, Gold Parlor, Jade Parlor, and Ordan meeting room) will be open until midnight daily for informal socializing indoors. The Gold and Jade Parlors as well as the Ordan meeting room and College Center MPR must be reserved ahead of time through Campus Activities using eSARC.  As is true in all indoor spaces, masks and social distancing are required at all times, unless only your pod is in the room. Do not exceed the posted COVID-19 room capacity in any space.  Doors and windows where possible should remain open, and food is not permitted.
    • Rockefeller Hall (Monday through Friday is open until midnight), and the Library is open until midnight Sunday through Thursday night and until 10pm on Friday and Saturday nights.
    • ALANA, LGBTQ+, Women’s Center, International Student Services, and the Veteran’s Lounge will be open until 8PM, Monday-Friday. Please check in with the respective centers for slight variations based on staffing. Some centers also have Google forms for reservations.
    • Some facilities remain closed.
  • Classrooms spaced for physical distance
  • Outdoor Gatherings
    • If approved by relevant department or Campus Activities: Outdoor gatherings limited to 25 or fewer people in masks, 6ft distance (if stationary and 6ft distance they can remove masks)
    • If not approved/informal: Outdoor gatherings must have 10 or fewer people
    • Outdoor exercise/recreation must be in groups of 4 or fewer and stay 6ft away from anyone else
  • Indoor gatherings permitted with Reduced Maximum Capacities
    • Groups of up to 10 or maximum COVID-19 room capacity (see room signage), whichever is fewer
    • Masks and 6ft distance required
    • Virtual gatherings continue
  • Food and grocery deliveries to campus
    • Delivery drivers may not enter building, students meet driver outside; touchless delivery
  • Testing
    • Regular community testing

Phase 4

Students Depart Campus (November 20–22)

The last day of in-person classes is Friday, November 20. Classes will be in recess the week of November 23, resuming online only on Monday, November 30 through Wednesday, December 9 (the final day of classes). Please see the revised academic calendar for the Fall 2020 Semester at catalogue.vassar.edu. Students will be expected to depart campus housing for the semester by 10:00pm on Sunday, November 22. We expect that campus housing will reopen for the Spring Semester in January 2021.

Campus Access

VassarTogether, the planning team that developed these protocols, focused on reimagining a return to on-campus learning that prioritizes campus community members and the larger Poughkeepsie/Arlington community’s health and wellness during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We concentrated on establishing basic physical health and wellness safety measures that will ensure compliance with both the New York State Governor's executive orders, the New York State Higher Education Guidelines, and The Commission on Independent Colleges & Universities in New York guidelines for Creating Safe and Resilient Campuses. This Community Care Approach emphasizes making Vassar a safe campus community that provides a robust on-campus educational experience.

In order for this community care approach to succeed, students must remain on campus at all times in order to help minimize any potential spread of COVID-19. This restriction will be in place when students arrive on campus and will be reassessed as we make progress and head into Phase 3. All campus buildings will be closed to outside visitors (local vendors will need to participate in health screening like employees, and other restrictions will apply).

Employees who can perform their jobs off-site will continue to do so, and those who travel to campus will comply with new testing, health screening, and PPE requirements. We know these measures err on the side of caution, but they provide some access to our campus to the broader community, help protect employees, and give our students the on-campus college experience they long for and deserve.

Campus Boundary and Community Responsibility

VassarTogether discussed in detail the need to weigh the safety needs of our campus with our institutional values and commitments to the broader Poughkeepsie community. The community care approach described below strikes a balanced and measured approach for the Fall 2020 semester. The campus grounds, including the Ecological Preserve, will be closed to visitors from August 8 through at least September 25, pending consultation with county health officials. Signage will remind everyone to follow the campus mask-wearing policy and other health and safety protocols. Access to college buildings will be limited by card swipe to students and employees only.

This approach, emphasizing the health and safety of both the campus community and the broader Poughkeepsie community, requires that students not travel off campus, including short trips into town. As we limit access to our campus for the Fall semester please be aware of the following guidelines:

Campus Entry Guidelines

Campus Tours

Athletic coaches may visit with recruits and their parent/guardian on campus, but must limit their tours to outdoor athletic facilities and follow all campus safety guidelines. Vassar students may not participate in these visits.

Deliveries

Touchless deliveries will be allowed on Main Campus through 11:00 pm. Delivery guidelines (masks, no entry into buildings, etc.,) and campus entrance/exit instructions will be distributed to local businesses. Vendors will be expected to utilize touchless delivery methods, wear protective masks, and not enter campus buildings.

Supply deliveries will be directed to purchasing. Special arrangements will be made for science and food deliveries.

Vendors

  • Vendors must pre-register through Procurement, which will include signing a community contract and providing a main person of contact for the College.
  • Appointments are required seven days in advance of coming to campus.
  • The College will keep a daily log of any vendors on campus should they be required for contact tracing.
  • Vendors should limit the number of their personnel on campus to no more than 2.

Vendors will follow all safety requirements of the College, including but not limited to wearing PPE and following appropriate social- distancing guidelines.

Contractors Working on Campus

Contractors will be expected to follow NYS health guidelines and will be expected to follow all Vassar safety requirements, including wearing PPE. They will be provided with contractor IDs or escorted by an employee at all times.

Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve

The Poughkeepsie Farm Project and Community Gardens will remain open as usual, but cordoned off from the rest of campus, while the Ecological Preserve will be closed to non-essential visitors. The Field Station and Barn will remain locked and off-limits to all but Vassar community members. Masks must be worn by all visitors, except when stationary and six feet from other individuals; or when performing grounds maintenance while social distancing from all other workers. All visitors and employees must have a mask close at hand to don when coming into close proximity with others. We have formulated this plan in consultation with county health officials, who believe it is best for the safety of both the community and the students. Signage will reinforce these new restrictions.

Health and Safety

Campus Mask Policy

Everyone on campus—students, employees, and visitors—is required to wear a mask or face covering, except: when in private/unshared rooms or offices; when stationary outdoors and able to maintain a 6-foot social distance from others; or if exercising in a group of 4 or fewer people, and able to maintain a 6-foot social distance from others. Masks are required while in transit (walking from place to place indoors or outdoors). The College will provide masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) as needed for employees to safely conduct their job activities on campus.

Community Care Standards


Rather than establishing a set of specific behavioral guidelines, VassarTogether has developed community care standards around an ethos of looking out for one another—of bringing meaning to the phrase “we precedes me.” This ethos calls for all students and employees not only to be in community but also to act in community. Community care means that we think both about the individual and the communal impacts of the things we do and how they contribute to minimizing the potential for the spread of COVID-19.

While these norms are written to the attention of students, we expect these standards to be followed by every member of our campus community, including but not limited to faculty, administrators, and staff. In particular, we look to employees as models for this behavior. Finally, we’d like to note that these standards are constructed to prioritize readability and accessibility: We envision these standards as living, breathing practices that both reflect and guide the heart of the community at Vassar.

Even more, community care asks us to think deeply about the ways we talk with and help each other uphold these norms and standards. Curiosity, education, and empathy should be at the center of these encounters as we continue to build a community that values and protects the health of all members, including those on campus and throughout the greater Poughkeepsie area.

Depending on the continued evolution of COVID-19 and the science of it, we may need to update these norms. In some instances, this might mean that some expectations can be loosened. In other cases, this could mean that we will have to enhance the norms and standards listed below. VassarTogether will communicate updates to the community as they become available.

Individual and Community Norms

All students returning to campus are required to sign the VassarTogether Commitment, as follows:

By returning to campus to be part of “VassarTogether,” I commit to bring meaning to the phrase, “We precedes me.” I take this opportunity to not just “be” in community but also to “act” in community. I understand that the College may have to shift its practices based on guidelines set forth by New York State and/or federal, regional, and local public health guidelines.

As a member of the Vassar community, I agree to the following Commitments:

  • I commit to remaining on campus from my arrival date in August until I leave campus for the semester on/around November 20. I understand that compliance with this is crucial to the health and safety of the entire community. I understand that leaving campus will be permissible in the case of emergencies and in limited situations that require prior approval from the Dean of the College office and that those who are approved to leave campus will be subject to additional COVID-19 testing upon return. *For students living off-campus, you may not invite students living on campus to your residence. You must complete the on-line health screen daily.

  • I commit to following all campus access policies, including the guest policy. I understand that no non-Vassar community member may enter campus buildings, including my house and dorm.

  • I commit to wearing a mask in compliance with the campus mask policy.

  • I commit to always maintaining at least six feet between myself and others when possible.

  • I commit to navigating spaces on campus safely, including using hand sanitizer frequently, wiping down surfaces when deemed necessary to do so, and following all building signage regarding capacity limits, traffic flow, and other safety measures.

  • I commit to undergoing COVID-19 PCR testing within seven days prior to arriving on campus, twice within 14 days of arriving on campus, and additional testing as required.

  • I commit to cooperating with contact tracing initiatives, including, but not limited to, self-attesting to my health through the mobile app as required, potentially daily. I understand that I am encouraged to self-monitor for symptoms every morning.

  • I commit to self-quarantine and isolation if it is deemed necessary for me to do so. I understand that the College will provide a separate residential space for students who are symptomatic or determined to have COVID-19, as well as a separate space for close contacts or individuals who might be positive.

  • I commit to processes connected to the Community Care Team (CCT), including engaging in restorative conversations when invited to participate in such. If I notice a behavior that is concerning, I will follow the intervention guidelines as laid out by the CCT.

  • I understand that public health conditions might require the College to shift to remote learning on very short notice and that I will be responsible for my transportation and removal and/or storage of my personal belongings if the closure of residence halls is required.

Other General Norms

  • All community members will follow guidelines set by the Health Service regarding PPE, social distancing, and the like—recognizing that such benefit the community by keeping everyone safe.
  • All community members will assume best intent: When someone is not following safety precautions, assume first that there may be a valid reason or unintentional oversight. Offer to assist others in following the standard (ask if they need help acquiring/making a face covering, finding an optimal space for their gathering, etc.), and when reminded yourself, respond with “thank you for reminding me.”
  • Remain up to date on standards. These standards will be updated and changed over time. It is expected that all community members will stay educated in order to follow all norms.

Use of Physical Spaces on Campus:

  • Classroom spaces have been furnished to accommodate social distancing; no new furniture should be brought into classrooms.
  • Academic buildings will be open via card access for students during business hours and with approval. Faculty will have access to academic buildings at any time, weekdays and weekends, after hours.
  • Employees will have access to the academic buildings during the workday (offices, classrooms, labs, etc.). Card access in the evenings/weekends to academic buildings will be restricted to those who apply for that access because of specific needs/requirements.
  • Avoid having multiple individuals in narrow halls or rooms where a six-foot distance is not possible. Please look for and respect the traffic/directional and distancing markings for entry, exit, and movement down hallways.
  • Use sanitizing wipes to clean all chairs, tables, and surfaces upon entry into a classroom or shared space. If possible, wipe again before leaving.
  • Avoid sharing office water coolers and coffee machines across offices.
  • Please leave doors open and, if possible, open windows to maximize air circulation in classrooms and other meeting spaces.
  • Use hand sanitizer before entering and upon exiting elevators. There should be no more than one person in small elevators and no more than two people in freight-sized elevators. Limit touching buttons with bare hands when possible.
  • In stairwells, use hand sanitizer prior to entry and avoid touching handrails. Use sanitizer upon exit, after opening crash bar doors.
  • All buildings will be card-access only. In order to limit density in buildings, people should keep their entry into buildings on campus to a minimum.
  • Bathrooms in academic and administrative buildings are limited to one occupant at a time. Before leaving the bathroom, please be sure to clean up any mess and wash your hands . Individuals waiting to use the restroom should stand at least six feet from the door so that others can safely exit.

Social Interactions on Campus:

  • During Phase 2, students are allowed to gather indoors in groups up to 10 or the maximum permitted by COVID-19 room capacities (see room signage), whichever is fewer. Everyone is required to wear a mask and remain 6 feet apart in such gatherings.

    People may gather for approved organized activities in numbers of 25 or fewer in masks with 6 feet of distance (if stationary and 6 feet apart they can remove masks). All such gatherings must be approved in advance by campus activities. Otherwise, all outdoor gatherings must have 10 or fewer people.
  • Faculty and other employees should refrain from having students in their homes.

Teaching and Learning

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

The Lehman Loeb galleries will be open to students and accompanying faculty on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10:00am to 5:00pm, as well as Thursday evenings from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Accommodations may be made for occasional curricular access on Mondays and Tuesdays.

The Lehman Loeb will open to the public only on Saturdays (10:00am to 5:00pm) and Sundays (1:00pm to 5:00pm). Access will be only via Raymond Avenue and the sculpture court; admission will be limited to no more than 25 percent of full capacity, a maximum of 75 visitors at a time. Please check the FLLAC website for hours and additional information.