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July 22, 2021
Next Edition August 23, 2021

Message from the Dean's Office

Greetings from the Dean's office—

A special mid-summer update of the WestWing Herald! WWH is still on Hiatus and will resume August 23, 2021.

We are excited to be welcoming Assistant Provost and Interim Dean Christopher Ocker back to Campus full time the week of July 26!

GTU ID photos are now being collected from students, staff and Faculty. If you need an ID please send a headshot photo with a solid background in .jpeg format to renee_hassle@redlands.edu. Please include your full name and program name, or Faculty/Staff delineation. This is due no later than September 1.

Please see other important dates below. And be sure and read further down about updating or obtaining your library cards.

Covid Vaccination Policy & Compliance 
Compliance is needed for submitting your Covid Vaccination Documents. Getting vaccinated is required for all students. For more information see the student vaccination policy webpage here. The deadline for ALL students who are currently on campus and who will be attending classes this fall has passed. Please download the Student Vaccination policy here and submit your documents now. Instructions are located on page 3 in the PDF on this webpage (on the right hand side). 

Until further notice, unvaccinated individuals will be required to take additional actions to mitigate risk whenever they are on campus, including:

    • Weekly COVID-19 testing and recording of the results using the UR Ready app (as is the current process) and sharing proof of the results with a supervisor (for employees) or the Student Health Center (for students)
    • Completion of the daily health check found on the Redlands app (vaccinated individuals no longer need to complete the daily health check)
    • Physical distancing
    • Face covering indoors 

Important Dates:
July 15, Deadline to submit Covid Documentation
August 30-September 3, Welcome Week
August 23- September 3, General Registration Fall Semester
September 1, Deadline to submit photo for GTU ID's (Submit to Renee Hassle@redlands.edu with this information - Student first/last name and Program name)
September 10, Convocation - Stewart Chapel
September 4 - September 17, Late Registration Fall Semester
September 7
, Instruction begins for Fall 2021 Semester
September 22-23, SAVE THE DATE, President Krista Newkirk will be visiting Marin Campus (dates subject to change due to President Newkirk's schedule)

Have a recuperating Summer! 

The Library

To set up or renew your UCB library card
All current students, Faculty and staff can renew existing and request to set-up new library accounts remotely since the libraries remain closed to in person services. They can email privileges privdesk@ucberkeley.libanswers.com with the following information: full legal name (including middle name if they have one), preferred name if different, mailing address, email, telephone number, and proof of current enrollment or employment at GTU. Proof of enrollment could be a screen shot of your class schedule.

If you are renewing an existing account please also include your current library card number.

Please note: this service is not available to community patrons, alumni, ATLA reciprocal borrowers, or other categories of cardholders, but borrowing cards can be purchased from UCB directly.
More information on getting a card
Instructions for requesting items for pickup at UCB libraries.

As for curbside service, please request as early as you can. Items may take several days to be pulled, depending on volume.

The Chaplain's Office & Worship Team
All worship services are suspended until Fall.

We're Celebrating 150 Years!
Click here for more updates and details as the celebration evolves!

Need Help Writing?
Check your student resources below:
The Writing Lounge 

Graduate Writing Center (GWC) Need a Tutor? The  GWC offers appointments with a writing instructor. This summer the GWC is offering online appointments Mon., May 17th to Thurs., Aug. 19th.  More info here.


Holy Grounds Community Coffeehouse

Come utilize our place for advocacy, respite, and renewal for all members of the GST community. Regular food deliveries continue to be made throughout the summer. Please stop by utilize the food provisions as needed. An outdoor food pantry is also available to the extended community. Please feel free to welcome others in need.

Please observe the following COVID restrictions:

  • Use hand sanitizer upon entry and exit - it is located to right of the entry door 
  • Wear a mask and gloves upon entering - both are provided at the door
  • One family at a time, limiting time indoors
  • Lock up after every use 
  • Currently no donations of clothing, furniture, and shoes are being accepted  

    For help or information contact:
    Holy Grounds Manager: Chitoka Webb
    Phone Number: 319-383-9066
    Email Address: chitoka_webb@redlands.edu
    Report missing key