August 18, 2021
The fall semester is right around the corner, which means we finally get to come back #FLCTogether. I’m beyond excited to welcome our new and returning students to campus and engage with our FLC community in ways we haven’t before. The fall semester kicks off an academic year that will be full of fun events—food truck nights, bonfires, and fiestas—and will be deeply rewarding academically—experiential field trips, peer-to-peer engagement, and normal capacity classrooms engaged in lively conversations. For those reasons and more, I know that we all are eager to return to FLC.
The reason we’re able to come back to a vibrant campus is our continued care for another. The pandemic has disrupted many things, but not our commitment to doing what’s best for the safety and health of others. As we head into another semester of in-person learning and highly engaging campus activities, we’ll need to ground ourselves once again in the practices that have kept our community safe and learning. The virus is still a very real threat that we must manage together. While we have a highly vaccinated population, virus variants present a new challenge as we interact with each other on campus and when we're off campus at restaurants or in the grocery store.
Below are the COVID-19 policies and guidelines we’ll be following for Fall 2021. As we have done throughout the pandemic, we will stay nimble and reevaluate our strategy as necessary. As of today, these are the tools and layers of protection that will help us stay safe and ensure a positive educational experience for all.
The COVID-19 vaccine requirement, Health Pass policy, and our testing program have greatly reduced the risk of the virus spreading on campus this fall. To stay out in front of the dynamic nature of the pandemic, we will be adding masks back to our virus mitigation strategy.
All of this information and more can be found on our Gear Up website and if you ever have questions, call 970-382-6919 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will continue to follow our ethos of empowering each other to make the right decisions. I trust your judgment and I trust the science that has led us to this structure for the fall. Our community of care, empowerment, and trust led to our success last year and will again this upcoming year.
We’re poised to do great things together this fall, and I can’t wait to see you all soon. Let’s do this, Skyhawks!
Fort Lewis College