Thanksgiving break

Message from the Dean

November 11, 2021

In anticipation of the Thanksgiving holiday break, whether you are staying on campus or traveling to see family and friends, please remember the decisions you make, relative to COVID-19 risk management, will impact the campus community when you return. Please be cautious. Consider wearing a mask in public spaces, like when you are out shopping those Black Friday sales. (Better yet, consider online shopping!). Be cognizant of your distance from others, use hand and surface disinfectants, and please do consider getting tested before leaving campus, and at a local testing site before returning to campus. If you are not vaccinated, be sure to do what is required to keep your ID feature green, as doing so will allow you to avoid disruptions and inconvenience when you return to campus. This means you need to continue to test weekly, so your seven-day window does not expire.

If you are remaining on campus during Thanksgiving break, please be reminded:

  • While senior administrators will be on-call, Resident Assistants will not be on duty; therefore, your main point of contact for urgent needs is Public Safety (909.748.8888).
  • In case of emergency call 911 first, then Public Safety.
  • The Student Health Center will be closed. If you exhibit symptoms of COVID-19, whether on-campus or away from campus, do submit a COVID-19 reporting form.
  • Harvest Table venues are closed Wednesday, November 24 through Saturday, November 27 therefore, should you need to be in isolation or quarantine on campus, you will need to arrange delivery of your own meals.

Given the spread of COVID-19 we have seen across the country following national holidays, when classes resume, it will be very important for all of us to continue wearing face coverings indoors. It’s what we need to do so that you can complete your coursework in person, attend or participate in sporting events, engage with each other, and enjoy a Late Night Breakfast courtesy of the Associated Students of the University of Redlands, ASUR. Mark your calendar, December 9, and watch for details!

I extend to each of you my very best as you celebrate the holiday, spend time with friends and family, or simply take a break from the grind that is college life.

With tremendous thanks for the privilege of supporting your academic journey

Donna Eddleman, University Dean of Student Affairs