Dear graduate students,
We know that many of you were caught off guard when the University implemented a temporary pause in an effort slow the spread of coronavirus on campus. We appreciate your willingness to cooperate with the pause by attending in-person classes remotely this week.
We look forward to welcoming you back to classrooms in Newport and Warwick on Tuesday, Feb. 16. As a reminder, all classes regularly scheduled for Mondays will meet on Feb. 16 – no Tuesday classes will be held.
McKillop Library is closed throughout the pause, although librarians are available for remote assistance. Jazzman/Sandella's and the library cafe are also closed. All campus facilities will resume regular hours of operation on Tuesday, Feb. 16.
You may have seen some earlier messaging regarding reentry testing. Please note that this testing protocol only applies to undergraduate students who chose to leave campus during the temporary pause, and that graduate students are not required to participate.
If you are taking in-person classes this semester, you may be selected to participate in the University’s asymptomatic surveillance testing program. Participation in surveillance testing is mandatory as required by the Rhode Island Department of Health. If you are selected to participate, you may come to campus on your scheduled date or obtain a test closer to your residence or workplace. If you choose the second option, please email your results to email@example.com.
Please continue to be safe and follow all University and state guidelines even after the pause has expired. Thank you again for your flexibility and patience as we work to flatten our latest curve.