What will campus life be like?
Campus life will look different as we continue to follow the health and safety protocols, including wearing masks and social distancing to keep each other safe. While we adhere to these important protocols, we are committed to keeping students engaged through socially-distanced events and virtual programming.
Will social events take place on campus? Clubs? Greek life?
Events and activities will continue – either virtually, in a socially distanced setting, or with a combination of both as guidelines permit. The Office of Student Activities, the Office of Minerva Programs and Residential Life are working together to ensure that there are plenty of engaging activities to participate in throughout the term.
- What social opportunities will there be for those studying remotely?
Will the fitness center be open?
Union offers a number of fitness and recreational opportunities to our community in the Breazzano Fitness Center, the Viniar Athletic Center, Frank Bailey Field at Bertagna Stadium and the outdoor basketball and tennis courts. Please visit the athletic website for the most current hours and options, as they are subject to change
What will orientation look like?
For those students new to campus, we will hold an orientation program so that you can become acquainted with Union and the resources available to you. Orientation advisors will be in touch with you in December so please check your Union email.
Will I have access to my Minerva to cook, study or hang out?
Students will have access to the first floor of their Minerva House to utilize the space in safe way that abides by social distancing and local and state health department guidelines.
What will Minerva programming look like?
Programming will continue to be offered throughout the winter term. There will be virtual offerings and dependent on state and local guidelines, a mix of socially distant, in-person programs.
Will there be counseling services available for students?
Yes, there are counseling services available. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the importance in counseling encounters of being able to communicate without masks, the Counseling Center delivers services remotely, as they have since March. Once conditions make it possible to meet in the office, the Counseling Center will return to in-person services. There will be staff present at the Eppler-Wolff Counseling Center during the academic year for any instances where a face-to-face meeting is warranted.
Will students be able to volunteer off campus in the community?
We expect that our volunteer opportunities for winter term to be remote.
Can students leave campus?
We strongly encourage students to spend as much of their time as possible on campus. If a student needs to leave campus, it is expected that all safety guidelines are followed.