Fall 2021 Return to Regular Announcement
July 12, 2021
Dear Asbury Community,
A year ago, we were preparing for a very different Fall 2020 semester—one that was full of questions, not knowing what the year ahead might bring amidst a global pandemic. Gratefully, and thanks be to God, we were able to complete a full academic year on campus. Albeit a very different year, filled with masks, plexiglass, and physical distancing, our students, faculty, and staff stayed faithfully committed to our shared goal to “Stay Healthy, Stay Here”.
As we enter the Fall 2021 semester, we recognize that COVID-19 is still present and efforts to successfully fight it are ongoing across the world. At the same time, we also acknowledge we have come a long way since this time last year.
In light of this, I am pleased to announce that Asbury University will “Return to Regular” for our 2021-22 on-campus operations. Returning to regular includes guidelines and procedures that reflect current recommendations from the CDC, state government and health department officials, as well as our COVID-19 PREP Team.
Our commitment to keeping our campus healthy and safe does not change. We must remain vigilant and work together to keep each other and our community safe.
I ask you to please take the time to carefully review the updated “Return to Regular” FAQ so you can know what to expect as you prepare for the upcoming semester.
As I have said, there was not one person on our campus who did not go above and beyond their regular job duties last year given our unique circumstances. Please hear my deepest thanks to each of you for your individual and joint efforts to overcome challenges and get us to this point. I encourage us to continue this spirit of teamwork to protect our campus and keep one another healthy by adhering to our Return to Regular guidelines.
I look forward to a healthy, safe, and successful academic year. See you soon.
Kevin J. Brown, Ph.D.
President, Asbury University