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Campus Updates

From President McClure | Updated COVID-19 Policies for Campus | June 25, 2021

June 25, 2021

Dear Spalding Community,

Thank you for your cooperation in helping us achieve a safe and successful 2020-21 academic year amid the challenges of COVID-19.

The teamwork of the campus in implementing and complying with our health and safety protocols can’t be commended enough, and our faculty and students exhibited tremendous adaptability in delivering and completing an abundance of classes in a remote format. Additionally, much of our campus community has taken the safe, responsible step of getting vaccinated for COVID-19.

In these ways, Spalding has played its part in helping our community stay safe. The pandemic certainly isn’t over, but the promising decrease in COVID-19 cases locally and nationally and the increase in vaccinations have positioned us to transition safely to campus operations in 2021-22 that will much more closely resemble pre-pandemic life.

We believe that a vibrant campus with rich in-person learning is essential to the college experience at Spalding, and we look forward to a return to that engaging environment.

Starting this fall, we expect that nearly all classes that were moved from in-person to a remote format due to the pandemic will return to a face-to-face setting.

Read the full list of changes and updates in policies and protocols, effective July 1. All are subject to change.

Resources

These pages, which will be updated as needed, provide information and resources while aiming to drive home the importance of the key, mandatory steps we all must take.

COVID-19 campus updates

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From President McClure | Masking required for all effective, Aug. 2, 2021

Spalding President Tori Murden McClure said the following message to students on Friday, July 30, 2021: Dear Spalding Students, I hope you are having a great summer. We miss seeing you on campus and can’t wait to have you back in just a few weeks. As we prepare campus for everyone’s safe return, it is […]

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From President McClure | Updated COVID-19 policies for campus – June 25, 2021

Spalding University President Tori Murden McClure sent the following message to the campus community on June 25, 2021: Dear Spalding Community, Thank you for your cooperation in helping us achieve a safe and successful 2020-21 academic year amid the challenges of COVID-19. The teamwork of the campus in implementing and complying with our health and […]

Spalding students in masks in classroom

From President McClure | Mask policy to remain in place through end of 2020-21 academic year

Spalding President Tori Murden McClure sent the following message to the campus community on Tuesday, May 20, 2021: Dear Spalding Community, You have likely seen that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revised its COVID-19 guidance last week, declaring that it is now safe for fully vaccinated individuals to stop wearing masks indoors […]

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Update from President McClure | Looking Ahead to Fall 2021 at Spalding

Spalding University President Tori Murden McClure sent the following message to the campus community on Monday, March, 29, 2021: Dear Spalding Community, What a year it has been. I am extremely grateful for your dedication, cooperation, and fortitude as we endured the past twelve months. Last week, we announced that we will have a series […]

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From President McClure, Nov. 19, 2020 | Stay Safe over Thanksgiving

Dear Spalding Community, As we head toward the end of the academic session, I would like to continue to thank all of our students, faculty and staff for your resilience and dedication so far this year. I can’t commend our students enough for your cooperation, graciousness and flexibility in helping to keep our campus safe […]

A socially distant classroom with students and instructor wearing masks at Spalding University

Masked-up students enjoy return to in-person classes

With tape to mark their desks and plenty of space between them, masked-up students returned to face-to-face classes at Spalding University on Monday and Tuesday for the first time since March. Students said it was great to see their friends’ faces again – even if it was only the top half of those faces – […]

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Back to campus during COVID-19

New to Spalding or returning to campus? Either way, this probably isn’t how you envisioned the start of your fall semester. The Coronavirus pandemic has brought a lot of uncertainty, but you can count on us at Spalding to help you be successful this academic year. Whether you will be taking classes on Spalding’s campus […]

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Stay updated | Sign up for Spalding’s E2Campus alerts

Dear Spalding Community, As we begin our safe return to campus, we want you to stay informed about important updates regarding the University. This is our annual reminder to all students, faculty and staff to sign up for Spalding’s Omnilert E2Campus alert system. It is the fastest way to be informed of a class delay […]

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Move-in 2020 | Residential students embrace safety protocols, bring ‘renewed energy’ to campus

There were fewer people and a lot more masks than usual, but the result was the same as every year: Students are back in the halls at Spalding University. Spalding welcomed dozens of first-time first-year students to Morrison Hall on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 17-18, for a well-planned, masked-up and socially distant freshman move-in.  Everything […]

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Protect and Respect | #CampusClear app, Spalding Promise key to safe reopening

As part of our comprehensive strategy for controlling the spread of COVID-19 on Spalding University’s campus, we are deploying #CampusClear, a daily self-screening app and campus “FastPass.” Everyone in our learning community is required to use #CampusClear to gain access to buildings on campus. Additionally, the University is asking all members of the campus-students, faculty […]

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Staying Healthy Together at Spalding and our Return to Campus Plan – President McClure | Aug. 12, 2020

Dear Spalding Community, We are now less than two weeks away from the start of the fall semester, and we can’t wait to welcome our students back to campus. The safety of our students, faculty and staff has been and will remain our top priority. For months, we have been planning and implementing protocols for […]

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Back-to-School Student Town Hall meeting set for Aug. 13

Dear Spalding students, Please join Spalding student development and campus life leaders, academic area leaders and other university leaders on our new HD Meeting platform (see link and instructions below) at noon, Thursday, Aug. 13 for a Town Hall meeting regarding the return to campus for Fall 2020. The three of us – Dean of […]