WELCOME MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT MASON
Our Response to COVID-19: We Rise
Welcome back students, faculty and staff of Team UDC! I hope you feel like me. It is good to be back, even if virtually.
The Fall 2020 semester will be unlike any other that we have experienced. Many of your colleagues from across campus have worked since the spring planning for this fall. Faculty are certified in online instruction so that students will experience engaging remote learning. Staff is prepared to support the effort through a telework modality. Essential workers, and others who must be on the campuses from time to time, are assured of a low health risk environment. I am confident that UDC is well prepared to meet the unprecedented challenges of this new academic season.
Our main goal is to keep our community safe and healthy. COVID-19 spreads primarily through person-to-person contact, so we have adjusted accordingly. Our facilities are closed with few exceptions. There are strict rules for those who must be on campus for any reason. They are explained on this RISE site. Please visit it to learn how to safeguard your health and the health and wellbeing of others.
The history of the University of the District of Columbia is one filled with challenges. However, true to the nature of the Firebird, we have always risen to the occasion. I expect no less today as we navigate through these uncertain times. Our students need us now more than ever if they are to achieve their highest potential. Let us not let them down. Let us now be the model of urban student success that we have prepared to become.
I look forward to a great semester! It is an honor to serve with you.
Ronald Mason, Jr., President
University of the District of Columbia
We are HERE | We are READY | We are VIRTUAL
The University has taken the necessary steps, precautions, and modifications to operate the University campuses in a manner consistent with protecting the public health and safety of the entire UDC Community by reducing risks of transmission of the COVID-19 virus.
What you need to know:
First day of classes is September 8, 2020.
All work and instruction (where appropriate) will be online.
Campus sites will not be accessible without permission.
Daily health screenings mandatory for everyone traveling to campus.
Click below for detailed info about fall opening.
OUR SAFETY PLAN
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