Official emails

An archive of official Gettysburg College COVID-19 email messages.

Last updated: April 2, 2020

Update for employees – April 2

President Iuliano updates employees on steps the College is taking to manage the financial impact of the pandemic.

Commencement announcement – March 30

President Iuliano addresses the Class of 2020 about this year’s Commencement Ceremony.

Remote work instructions and resources – March 27

Jennifer Lucas, Co-Director of Human Resources, explains the college’s remote work policy and provides resources for employees who are working remotely.

Modification to the grading policy – March 25

Christopher Zappe, Provost, informs students, faculty, and staff of the temporary modification to the college’s grading policy for the spring 2020 semester.

Reported COVID-19 case – March 24

Bill Lafferty, Assistant Vice President for College Life and Executive Director of Public Safety, informs the campus community that a student has tested positive for COVID-19.

First day of remote learning – March 23

On the first day of remote learning, VP for College Life and Dean of Students Julie Ramsey, and Provost Chris Zappe, sent this message to students.

Post shutdown message – March 20

President Iuliano addresses the state-wide shutdown and how it affects students and the College.

College closure ordered by Governor – March 19

Julie Ramsey, VP for College Life and Dean of Students, emailed students and parents that the College has been ordered to close by the Governor of Pennsylvania.

A Message to Student-Athletes – March 17

Mike Mattia, Executive Director of Athletics and Campus Recreation, addresses student athletes about the current status of athletics and spring sports at Gettysburg College.

Guidance on the resumption of classes – March 17

Christopher Zappe, Provost, provides guidance on the resumption of classes starting the week of March 23.

Students returning to campus – March 17

Julie Ramsey, Vice President for College Life and Dean of Students, clarifies the options available to students who need to return to campus as well as students who are unable to return to campus.

Residential update – March 16

Julie Ramsey, Vice President for College Life and Dean of Students, notified the campus community about moving out of residential spaces.

Moving to remote learning – March 16

President Iuliano notified the community that Gettysburg College will be moving to remote learning on March 23.

Students in Europe and abroad – March 12

The Center for Global Education sent study abroad participants instructions for returning home from Europe and guidance for those outside of Europe.

Spring break next steps – March 11

The Campus Emergency Response Team (CERT) emailed community on March 11 with information about extended Spring Break through Sunday, March 22.

Extending spring break – March 10

On March 10, President Iuliano advised the community that Gettysburg College would be extending spring break until March 22.

Plans to maintain academic continuity – Mar. 10

Provost Chris Zappe and VP for Information Technology Rod Tosten sent this message to faculty. It contains information on preparing for remote learning.

Spring immersion projects – Mar. 5

Center for Public Service Director Jeff Rioux sent this message was sent to Immersion Project participants advising of the cancellation of Spring Immersion Projects.

CERT update and travel restrictions – Mar. 3

The Campus Emergency Response Team (CERT) emailed the campus community with advice on travel to CDC Level 3 countries, the travel notification form, and infection control advice.

CERT update and travel recommendations – Jan. 31

The Campus Emergency Response Team (CERT) emailed the campus community with advice for those who have traveled to China and information about study abroad programs.

Initial guidance on COVID-19 – Jan. 24

This message was being sent on behalf of Julie Ramsey, Vice President for College Life and Dean of Students. It contains information about COVID-19 symptoms and advice if you experience fever.