Over the coming weeks, each edition of Lafayette Today will have helpful information to prepare students for the start of the spring semester. It is incredibly important to your success that your expectations about what the spring will hold be as realistic as possible, and that begins with thinking about the arrival and move-in process. We understand how challenging it is for families to coordinate campus moving plans and, for those traveling greater distances, the challenges can be compounded by airline policies, availability, and the unpredictable nature of winter weather in the Northeast.
We also are facing a logistical challenge to coordinate pre-arrival and arrival testing while managing on-campus density during move-in so we do not unnecessarily expose families, students, faculty, and staff to the potential of a COVID-19 outbreak. As you begin planning, please bear the following in mind:
Be on the lookout in upcoming editions of Lafayette Today for details about our testing plans, including how we will address pre-arrival testing, arrival testing, and weekly testing for all students, faculty, and staff on campus. We also will share information about our community health pledge that must be signed by all students interested in coming to campus, quarantine and isolation procedures and tips for success, and other information to help you know very clearly what to expect while on campus in the spring.
This has not been the year anyone expected, but we have every reason to believe you will have a meaningful experience next spring whether on campus or studying from home.
Vice President for Campus Life