Updates

  1. Message on reopening the University: Expanding testing, daily health check updates

    Dear Notre Dame Community Members,
     
    The first week of classes helped to remind all of us of Notre Dame’s important educational mission. We are grateful to be back together in community.

    When we began our efforts to reopen the University, we knew we faced many challenges, and that we would all have to work incredibly hard to reach our collective goal. We have emphasized the importance of being agile, flexible, and responsive. We have received feedback and questions directly from you, as well as through social media. We write today to clarify a few areas and to share some new information.…

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  2. Message on reopening the University: Surveillance testing, dashboard, feedback

    Dear Faculty and Staff Colleagues,

    Day 2 of classes! It’s hard to believe that the semester is upon us. Words cannot adequately express our gratitude for your incredible efforts to prepare for the start of the semester. We hope you recognize that our students think of all of you as heroes for making it possible for us to come together as a community. We also think of you as heroes and offer our deepest thanks for the thousands of things you all had to do to get to this point. Thank you.

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  3. Teaching Reminders for the Beginning of Classes

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    Dear Colleagues,

    Tomorrow, August 10, marks the start of classes for the fall semester. We write in deep gratitude for your many efforts to ensure we are prepared for a successful semester. To assist you in making a smooth start in your classes, please find below a set of tips and practices collected from a number of campus sources.…

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  4. Letter on reopening the University: Student deferrals, international student considerations

    Dear Faculty and Staff Colleagues:

    We know this summer continues to be busy in a unique way, but we hope you are nevertheless finding some time to enjoy our sunny weather. The University now issues a campus-wide newsletter every Thursday afternoon covering a variety of issues related to reopening. From now on, these Tuesday updates will be focused on issues particular to the academic mission of the University.…

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  5. Letter on reopening the University: Classroom technology, visitors policy, new working groups

    Dear Faculty and Staff Colleagues:

    We have much to accomplish between now and August 10. We are moving steadily and deliberately toward having all the pieces in place for a successful start to the semester, even as we continue to monitor case rates and emerging science. Before undergraduates begin to return, we will be piloting health and safety protocols and practices with several small graduate student programs in July. We will refine our plans as we work optimistically toward the August 10 fall semester start date.

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  6. For Faculty: Teaching Readiness Update

    The purpose of this document is to share answers to common questions, information about available support, and critical updates to assist you in preparing your courses for the Fall 2020 semester.

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