The pandemic has created a “new normal” that has forced everyone, including St. Thomas University, to be adaptive as we worked to reimagine the educational experience of our students. Fortunately, we are a community that is resilient, flexible, and mission driven. Over the course of the summer, the STU staff and faculty have been hard at work to develop an operational plan for the Fall 2020 semester that allows for a successful return to our beautiful campus.
With all aspects of campus life needing to be re-evaluated, I launched three task forces aimed at addressing specific areas of STU operations: academics, student life, and athletics. These task forces have created new policies, procedures, and protocols that will allow for us to have a successful return to campus this fall, while emphasizing safety and personal responsibility.
The culmination of these efforts is our STU This document provides the framework on the measures that have and will continue to be taken across campus to mitigate risks and provide a welcoming campus and academic experience for our students. In addition to this plan, in-depth FAQs are also accessible surrounding specific areas of campus operations here: https://www.stu.edu/coronavirus-faqs-important-terms/.
Most importantly, we value each and every STU community member, and their personal health and well-being, which this plan reflects. We look forward to your return in just under a month.
God Bless and Go Bobcats!
David A. Armstrong, J.D.