I’m writing to follow-up on my video message from August 22 regarding expectations around public health and safety compliance. I appreciate the time you have taken to carefully review these important communications.
To Students with Incomplete Requirements:
I'm writing because yesterday was the deadline to complete COVID-19 requirements in SIS. Our records indicate you have not completed all these requirements.
I respectfully ask you to take a few minutes to review my brief eight minute video message on the University’s expectations regarding public health and safety measures and your compliance with these requirements.
Dear Undergraduate, Graduate, and Professional Students:
The following message describes an updated timeframe for taking the COVID-19 test. We are hopeful the new timeframe will minimize any confusion around completion of the test.
Greetings from Charlottesville! Whether you are in your home country or in the U.S., we hope summer is going well for you and your family.
I'm writing today – on the heels of my message to you on COVID-19 testing earlier this week and President Ryan's message yesterday on modifications to fall opening – to provide you with important updates on choices you may make about the coming fall semester, including actions for you to take consistent with those choices.
I hope this finds each of you well as the summer quickly draws to a close. I’m writing today to share some key, time-sensitive information around COVID-19 testing requirements.
I’m writing today to congratulate the Class of 2020 on the conferral of your respective degrees on Saturday, May 16. Information on how to view the proceedings may be found in a recent UVA Today article.
This message pertains only to undergraduate students who lived on Grounds this semester and to graduate students who lived on the Range. It is being sent to all students for your general awareness of these important plans.
It’s been a little more than two weeks since I last checked in with you. With classes due to end next week, I hope you have managed the altered routines of this semester reasonably well.
I’m writing today to offer updates on a few subjects, and also to check in on you. As April begins, it’s still somewhat difficult to fully grasp all that has occurred over the past few weeks. I imagine you are feeling a range of emotions.
President Ryan and I want to remind all of you who live off Grounds, even if you might be at your family’s permanent home or another temporary location right now, to complete the census using your Charlottesville address.
Much has occurred in the past week since your Spring Break began. I realize you have been receiving a great many messages from the University this week, so I am going to highlight my most important points up front.
I write to follow up with additional details about imminent changes to University operations resulting from the coronavirus/COVID-19, which President Ryan described in his email to all of you earlier today.
Please read the below message carefully. In advance of Spring Break, the University is urging everyone in the community not to travel internationally or to areas of the U.S. affected by the coronavirus.
UVA this month introduced four new and expanded student centers in Newcomb Hall. Since the opening, some questions have been raised regarding the scope or inclusivity of these centers and their missions.
The University provided the following statement on Feb. 12 to address these questions:
“Earlier this month the University announced the relocation and expansion of its Multicultural Student Center as part of an effort to offer a variety of spaces that embrace and support the diversity of this institution. These new spaces also included an expanded LGBTQ Center, as well as new Latinx-focused and Interfaith Centers. As UVA President Jim Ryan said at the opening of these centers, ‘I believe deeply that we need to build a community that is not just diverse, but also inclusive.’ In order to foster the diversity of experience and ideas that make UVA a great and good place to study and work, these centers are open to all members of the University community. They complement existing student-focused spaces such as the 1515 Building on the Corner, opened in March 2017, and Ern Commons in the Alderman Road residential area, opened in March 2012.”
This has been a wonderful week in UVA history. Many of you turned out at JPJ yesterday to welcome our basketball team home, and I look forward to seeing you on Saturday afternoon in Scott Stadium when the broader community comes together to celebrate our National Championship. These student-athletes and their coaches have brought honor and pride to the University, not only for their win but also for staring down adversity and embodying the meaning of “calm under pressure.”
[08/16/18 to 08/15/19]