Dear Students and Families: The first day of classes is now less than 40 days away. We are all excited by the prospect of a return to an academic and student experience that resembles our pre-pandemic campus environment. A critical…
Take Precautions, Stay in Central New York and Be Smart!
The upcoming weekend is a “fork in the road” moment for our university and, more specifically, our ability to continue residential instruction. As shared with you multiple times over the last several days, the uptick in COVID-19 cases on our campus is the direct result of a very small number of individuals violating the Stay Safe Pledge. Your choices have an impact on the entire University. They mean the difference between finishing the semester here in Syracuse or going home to finish the semester online.
The fact is: this isn’t a typical semester. Hanging out with your friends in large groups or traveling to other campuses is not OK this year. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still make the most of your time here.
Weekend Activities: Oct. 8-11
As we head into the weekend and as a result of our decision to reduce in-person activities, we have worked hard to create new and transition previously planned events to a virtual format. Here are just some of the things happening this weekend, beginning tonight:
Friday, Oct. 9
Saturday, Oct. 10
Sunday, Oct. 11
Don’t let your guard down!
I’m confident we can overcome this recent challenge but to do so we must take care of ourselves and each other. So remember:
- Stay in Central New York! Do not travel to other colleges or universities, even if they are close to Syracuse.
- Don’t host or participate in gatherings of more than five.
- Wear your mask or face covering, always!
- Maintain 6 feet of distance.
- Do not invite family or friends from outside Central New York, including those who are close to Syracuse, to visit.
- Wash your hands often.
Stay safe. Stay healthy. Do your part. And don’t forget, your actions not only impact you but have consequences for those around you as well.
Robert D. Hradsky, Ed.D.
Vice President for the Student Experience