16th Weekly Campus Health Update

Dear Students, Colleagues and Families,

We have come to the end of the semester, together, with continued good public health.  Last week’s testing showed two positive tests out of 1162 completed. Finals conclude tomorrow, and we now look forward to celebrating our wonderful seniors at commencement, and to a bright summer and fall ahead.

The success of this semester is due to an extraordinary all-of-campus effort, which everyone took on together with creativity, collaboration, tremendous determination and incredible hard work.  Staff and faculty re-invented everything we do to preserve students’ opportunities for learning and growth, and to keep our community across the world connected.  Our COVID teams created and ran an intensive campus public health system, which followed the evolving science and made the most of new tools to stay safe.  Students persevered through enormous challenges to complete their academic work and IS projects, to maintain vibrant and successful student organizations, to produce conferences and performances, to care for one another, as well as to lead across our community and beyond it.  This community of Scots is amazing, and has so much to be proud of.  My deepest gratitude to all of you.

As we look forward to the summer, we will have about 180 students staying on campus who are undertaking work, research, internships or other activities.  For COVID-safety, we are not having our usual overnight camps or a full OLO season, but there will be some day camps run with careful protocols that our COVID task force, camps and conferences leadership have developed.

We know that the science and tools for health and safety will continue to evolve through the summer, and we expect to have a fall with full campus activities taking place safely in-person.  While this is our last weekly email, we will provide an update in early June.

Until then, I wish you all the very best for a happy and healthy summer. 

Congratulations on all you have made happen this semester, and Go Scots!

Sarah Bolton, President