Entries tagged with ‘CO19staff’

Gustavus Announces Fall Semester Calendar Change

Classes will begin one week early on September 2 and the College will transition to online course delivery after Thanksgiving.

Update: June 4, 2020

TO: The Gustavus Community FROM: President Bergman SUBJECT: Gustavus COVID-19 Response Update DATE: June 4, 2020 As we begin the summer, our COVID-19 Response Leadership and Action teams are hard at work preparing strategies and plans to have students safely living and learning on campus this fall. The membership of our 12 COVID-19 Response Action […]

Gustavus Preparedness Plan for Return to the Workplace

TO: Gustavus Employees FROM: President Bergman SUBJECT: Gustavus Preparedness Plan for Return to the Workplace DATE: May 21, 2020 As the College develops strategies to welcome students back to campus this fall, detailed planning is necessary as we prepare for the majority of employees to return to on-campus work. While Minnesota’s “Stay at Home” order […]

Gustavus COVID-19 Response Leadership Team

TO: The Gustavus Community FROM: President Bergman SUBJECT: Gustavus COVID-19 Response Leadership Team DATE: May 19, 2020 Over the course of the last two months, even as we experienced great change and ongoing uncertainty, I have seen the best of the Gustavus community. Despite its challenges, our transition to online learning has provided opportunity for […]

Minnesota “Stay Safe” Order and Campus Mask Guidelines

TO: Gustavus Employees and On-Campus Students FROM: President Bergman SUBJECT: Minnesota “Stay Safe” Order and Campus Mask Guidelines DATE: May 15, 2020 On Wednesday evening, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced that Minnesota is transitioning from our “Stay at Home” order to a new “Stay Safe” order as of Monday, May 18. While we celebrate this […]

Important Announcement Regarding Summer Activities

TO: The Gustavus Community FROM: President Bergman SUBJECT: Important Announcement Regarding Summer Activities DATE: May 5, 2020 Eight weeks ago our community was asked, almost overnight, to face a new reality. Our vision statement called us to boldly act on this great challenge of our time. Teaching and learning has taken place exclusively online instead […]

Extension of Minnesota “Stay at Home” Order

TO: Gustavus Employees FROM: President Bergman SUBJECT: Extension of Minnesota “Stay at Home” Order DATE: April 30, 2020 As you may have heard, Governor Tim Walz announced this afternoon that Minnesota’s “Stay at Home” order will be extended for at least two more weeks (until May 18). The College is continuing to require that all […]

Planning for Fall Semester | Course Schedule Modifications

TO: The Gustavus Community FROM: President Bergman SUBJECT: Planning for Fall Semester DATE: Thursday, April 23, 2020 I write today with a brief update on the College’s planning for fall semester. After considering the modeling for COVID-19 spread in Minnesota and having a productive conversation with the Minnesota Department of Health earlier this week, the […]

Gustavus COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form

Dear Gustavus students, faculty, and staff, With the extension of the Minnesota Governor’s Stay at Home Order and with models predicting the likely peak for COVID-19 spread to be well into the summer months, Gustavus has created a form for all students and employees who choose to notify the College in the event that they […]

2020 Commencement Update

TO: The Gustavus Community FROM: President Bergman SUBJECT: 2020 Commencement Update DATE: April 9, 2020 This morning, the President’s Cabinet made the difficult decision to officially postpone commencement for the Gustavus Class of 2020. Though this announcement comes as no surprise in our current situation, I know that our seniors and all of us in […]