Official messages about the 2020–21 academic year

Emails, town halls, and video messages since January 2020

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

March

No classes today - March 2, 2021

President Iuliano informs students that classes are cancelled today for rest and recuperation.

February

February update from President Bob Iuliano - February 26, 2021

President Bob Iuliano reflects on the early weeks of the spring semester and how our students are bringing vibrancy to the Gettysburg College campus.

COVID-19 dashboard update - February 26, 2021

Jeff Foster, Dean of Students, and Darrien Davenport, Assistant VP of College Life, share a video message from President Iuliano, and an update for the campus community on this week’s COVID status.

Testing Update and Reminder - February 26, 2021

Jim Duffy, Associate Dean of College Life, informs students that COVID-19 test results have been delayed.

COVID-19 dashboard update - February 19, 2021

Jeff Foster, D.Ed., Interim Vice President for College Life and Dean of Students, and Darrien Davenport, Ed.D., Assistant Secretary to the BOT/Assistant Vice President of College Life, remind the campus community to check the College’s COVID-19 dashboard and provide updates about the Jaeger Center, in-person dining, and weekly testing.

A message to our senior students - February 18, 2021

President Bob Iuliano addresses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the senior class and encourages seniors to meet with him personally.

Faculty and staff COVID-19 testing update - February 17, 2021

Jennifer Lucas, Executive Director of Human Resources, reminds faculty and staff about regular COVID-19 testing.

COVID test results - February 17, 2021

Jim Duffy, Associate Dean of College Life, informs the campus community that COVID-19 test results may be delayed.

Welcome back from facilities - February 16, 2021

Jim Biesecker, Executive Director of Facilities Planning and Management, and Lauren Ahlquist, Director of Service and Communication, update students about changes and improvements to facilities that have been made to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tuesday testing reminders - February 16, 2021

Jeff Foster, D.Ed., Interim Vice President for College Life and Dean of Students, reminds students to participate in the twice weekly COVID-19 testing and provides additional testing-related information.

COVID dashboard update - February 12, 2021

Jeff Foster, D.Ed., Interim Vice President for College Life and Dean of Students, and Darrien Davenport, Ed.D., Assistant Secretary to the BOT/Assistant Vice President of College Life, remind the campus community to check the College’s COVID-19 dashboard and provide additional information about weekly testing and COVID-19 restrictions.

COVID testing this Saturday - February 12, 2021

Jim Duffy, Associate Dean of College Life, informs the campus community about upcoming COVID-19 testing on Saturday, February 13, 2021.

A message to our students studying remotely - February 9, 2021

President Bob Iuliano reminds students studying remotely to participate in virtual activities and encourages students to offer their suggestions about how to strengthen the Gettysburg community.

Testing, Guests, and Health/Safety Reminders - February 8, 2021

Jeffrey Foster, Interim Vice President for College Life and Dean of Students, informs the campus community about the the latest COVID-19 test results and reminds students of current COVID-19 restrictions.

COVID dashboard update - February 5, 2021

Jeff Foster, Interim Vice President for College Life and Dean of Students, and Darrien Davenport, Assistant Secretary to the BOT/Assistant Vice President of College Life, inform the campus community about the College’s new COVID-19 dashboard and provide additional information about exiting the Arrival Quarantine.

First week recap for residential students - February 5, 2021

President Bob Iuliano reflects on the first week of the spring semester and thanks residential students for their efforts throughout Arrival Quarantine.

Testing, Exiting Arrival Quarantine, and Hosting Guests - February 5, 2021

Jeffrey D. Foster, Interim Vice President for College Life and Dean of Students, informs students about the process for exiting arrival quarantine and the first in-person weekend of the semester.

Arrival Quarantine reminders - February 2, 2021

Jeffrey Foster, Interim Vice President for College Life and Dean of Students, reminds students about the importance of the arrival quarantine and following protocol.

Important Reminders about Rules/Rubric for Spring 2021 - February 2, 2021

Keira Kant, Associate Dean of College Life, informs students residing in off-campus housing about the COVID-19 rules and rubric for the spring 2021 semester.

January

Exiting Arrival Quarantine After Second Negative Test Result - January 31, 2021

Jeffrey D. Foster, Interim Vice President for College Life and Dean of Students, updates the residential cohort about the process for exiting the arrival quarantine.

Winter Weather, Testing/Move-in, and Arrival Quarantine - January 30, 2021

Jeffrey D. Foster, Interim Vice President for College Life and Dean of Students, updates students in the residential cohort about winter weather, testing, move-in, and the arrival quarantine.

Update on Available Housing on Campus - January 30, 2021

Keira Kant, Associate Dean, informs first-year students in the remote cohort about available housing on campus for the spring semester. Students will be offered spots in the cohort on a first-come, first-served basis.

COVID dashboard update - January 29, 2021

Jeff Foster, Interim Vice President for College Life and Dean of Students, and Darrien Davenport, Assistant Secretary to the BOT/Assistant Vice President of College Life, update the campus community about the new COVID-19 dashboard and the process for returning to campus in the spring semester.

Reminders about move in, testing, and COVID compliance - January 28, 2021

Jeff Foster, Interim Vice President for College Life and Dean of Students, updates students about pre-arrival testing, arrival testing and move in, arrival quarantine, and the rules and rubric for the spring semester.

Conservatory Guidelines for Spring 2021 - January 27, 2021

James Day, Director of the Sunderman Conservatory of Music, updates the Conservatory community regarding guidelines for the Spring 2021 semester.

Spring semester reminder for residential students - January 27, 2021

President Bob Iuliano shares important information and reminders with students who are returning to campus in the spring semester.

Mask up gettysburg - January 27, 2021

Jennifer Lucas, Executive Director of Human Resources, updates employees about the health and safety guidelines and workplace expectations for spring 2021.

Update for first-year students - January 22, 2021

Jeff Foster, Interim Vice President for College Life and Dean of Students, updates students about the availability of single bedroom housing on campus.

Update regarding the COVID-19 vaccination - January 21, 2021

Jennifer Lucas, Executive Director of Human Resources, updates employees about the timeline for the COVID-19 vaccination.

Student travel approval process - January 14, 2021

Jon Allen, Director of Student Activities and Greek Life, informs students of the travel approval process for Spring 2021.

Move in details for the residential cohort - January 13, 2021

Danielle Phillips, Director of Residential & First-Year Programs, informs students in the residential cohort about the move-in process for the spring semester.

Move-in details for early arrivals - January 13, 2021

Danielle Phillips, Director of Residential & First-Year Programs, informs students in the early arrival group about the move-in process for the spring semester.

Move-in, testing, and the first week of classes for residential students - January 13, 2021

Jeff Foster, Interim Vice President for College Life and Dean of Students, updates the campus community about move-in dates, COVID-19 testing, adjustments to the start of classes, COVID-19 related rules and the rubric.

Return to campus update - January 8, 2021

Jennifer Lucas, Co-Director of Human Resources, informs Gettysburg College employees about the end of the employee de-densification period and the process for employees returning to work on campus.

Housing selection information - January 5, 2021

Danielle Phillips, Director of Residential & First-Year Programs, updates students about move-in and details regarding housing selection for the Spring 2021 semester.