We are so happy to have many of you back on campus this week. Your faculty and staff have worked hard all summer to prepare a safe environment for you, so that despite a global pandemic, TCU students could choose to have an on-campus student experience. We’ve just gotten settled in, and we want to keep you here for the entirety of the semester.
We have all seen the news of other schools having significant COVID-19 outbreaks on campus, resulting in students being sent back home to complete their semester virtually. Let’s take their lesson seriously and do everything we can to protect an on-campus experience.
It is our expectation that all students comply with our health and safety protocols. Physical distancing, mask wearing, daily health checks and other prevention methods are not optional. Importantly, gatherings of 10 or more are not permitted. As a reminder, our Code of Student Conduct applies on and off our campus.
We feel blessed to have you back on campus. However, if TCU faces a significant coronavirus outbreak on campus, we will have to make swift decisions about our learning environment.
In summary, do not attend parties. Do not host parties. Do not come to class if you feel sick. Wear a face covering. Hold your friends and peers accountable for the health of our community. I know some of these are easier said than done. But we need you to step up and model responsible behaviors that #ProtectThePurple.
We are counting on each of you to do your part to keep our community together. The equation is simple, we follow our plan and we get to learn in-person. Thank you for stepping up.