Official messages about the 2020–21 academic year

Emails, town halls, and video messages since January 2020

The College has required all students, given the congregate setting for which they live and learn, to be vaccinated for the 2021-22 academic year. Employees are highly encouraged to likewise be vaccinated for COVID-19. Gettysburg College is monitoring the pandemic closely and remains in discussion with our medical consultants about fall semester plans.

An archive of official Gettysburg College email messages relating to the 2020–21 Academic Year and COVID-19.

July

Welcome back to campus - July 26, 2021
Jen Lucas, Executive Director of Human Resources, and Chris Zappe, Provost, welcome employees back to campus by July 30 with some reminders and announcements.
Student vaccination reminder - July 23, 2021
Jeff Foster, Interim VP for College Life and Dean of Students, reminds students of the vaccine requirement and verification deadline of August 1, 2021.
Class of 2024 fall planning update - July 19, 2021
Keira Kant, Associate Dean of College Life, updates the Class of 2024 about Fall 2021 planning.
Employee COVID-19 policies post August 1 - July 16, 2021
Jennifer Lucas, Executive Director of Human Resources, and Chris Zappe, Provost, explains the College’s policies regarding vaccinated and unvaccinated employees for the 2021-22 academic year.
Fall semester planning - July 12, 2021
President Bob Iuliano provides an update on fall planning for current students, including information regarding the classroom experience, Move-In, Orientation, and fall policies.
Important employee updates – July 1, 2021
Jennifer Lucas, Executive Director of Human Resources, updates faculty and staff about indoor masking, quarantine and isolation, expanded sick leave, and vaccinations.

June

Updated masking policy for summer 2021 – June 23, 2021
Darrien Davenport, Ed.D., Assistant Secretary to the BOT/Assistant Vice President of College Life and Interim Chief Diversity Officer, updates the campus community on the College’s indoor and outdoor masking policies.
Gettysburg joins the White House COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge – June 16, 2021
Uniting with many institutions throughout higher education, Gettysburg College is participating in the COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge, a joint initiative by the White House and the U.S. Department of Education to help end the pandemic.
Fall 2021 vaccine requirement for students – June 1, 2021
Jeff Foster, Interim VP for College Life and Dean of Students, informs students about the College’s vaccine requirements for the Fall 2021 semester.
Returning to campus – June 1, 2021
President Bob Iuliano addresses College employees about compensation, returning to campus for work, and his appreciation for their contributions during the pandemic.