May 21, 2021
Dear Colleagues and Students,
Earlier today, we announced the requirement that all members of our campus community be vaccinated unless they have a well-defined medical reason or a religious exemption. This is the shared pathway we all must take as we return our campus to normal. This is the only pathway that will take us back to normal. We have longed to be together without fear of infection, to meet friends, to teach and learn in person, to hold Jagathon, Regatta, and other campus traditions, to meet in labs, in offices, in residence halls.
With this requirement, we will be able to come together safely and without fear. With it, we can also look forward to a fall where we can see each other smile in person again without masks and without physical distancing.
Nasser H. Paydar