As we wrap up Week 5, and the midpoint of the term, I have some updates to share.
We thank all of our students who are taking the right precautions to keep our campus and surrounding community safe by wearing masks, refraining from gatherings outside your household, and social distancing. Each one of us can help stop the transmission of COVID-19 and speed up the safe reopening of our campus. Next week we hope to have new information on small steps in that direction, those which are allowed during the current “purple tier” of COVID-19 restrictions by the county.
Upcoming Super Bowl Weekend
As we all work hard to keep ourselves and our community safe, the Centers for Disease Control offers some “safer ways to enjoy the Super Bowl” this weekend. Among the tips:
- Gathering virtually or only with the people you live with is the safest way to celebrate the Super Bowl this year.
- If you do have a small gathering with people who don’t live with you, doing so outdoors and with proper social distancing is safer than indoors.
- Gatherings, even those outdoors, are restricted to no more than three households, inclusive of event hosts, per county orders.
- Host a virtual Super Bowl watch party.
- Make appetizers or snacks with the people you live with to enjoy while watching the game.
We are still planning and hope to invite students who have applied for housing to move in for spring term, possibly as early as March 22. In preparation for the possibility of having students live on campus in spring, we will share links and information for spring housing next Friday, Feb. 12. If the county’s Mandatory Directive for Travel is still in effect at that time, those traveling from more than 150 miles away should expect to be required to quarantine for 10 days. Other students should expect to be tested twice, and quarantine in between tests. More information on that will be forthcoming.
Spring Term Registration
The spring term enrollment period begins on Tuesday, Feb. 16. Remember that all students have an assigned enrollment time between Feb. 16 and Feb. 25. Please go to the Drahmann website for instructions on how to find your specific enrollment time on ecampus.
Planning Your Spring Term Schedules with the Drahmann Center
The spring term class schedule is available on courseavail. After reviewing the course listings, be sure to make an appointment with an advisor in the Drahmann Center to discuss any questions regarding your spring term schedule plans. Advising appointments fill up quickly during this time, so make your appointments now on Drahmann’s website. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any additional questions.
Spring Registration Q&A Sessions Begin Next Week
In addition to advising appointments, the Drahmann Center will also be hosting several group advising sessions to answer registration-related questions. Registration Q&A sessions will be held during the weeks of Feb. 16 and Feb. 22. Summer Sessions staff will also be available for the sessions during the week of the 22nd. Dates, times, and Zoom link information is available on the Drahmann Center website.
Reserve Tutoring Appointments Now
Tutoring is a great resource to assist you with your course materials now that we have reached the halfway point of the term. Tutors are available for a variety of subjects including chemistry, computer science, economics, and modern languages. Book your appointments now on Drahmann’s website, where you will find links to other academic support programs including the HUB and the Math Learning Center.
In-person Sunday Masses for students only will be celebrated at 5 p.m., outdoors in front of the Mission Church. Preregistration is required. Reconciliation is also available at 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Stay safe and well,
Vice Provost for Student Life