Updated - Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 3:00 PM
Original post - Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Dear Pfeiffer Pfamily,
Pfeiffer University is working diligently to prepare and welcome students, faculty, and staff "home" for the Fall 2020 semester. Our objective is clear: to offer a safe, quality on-campus residential experience to the greatest extent possible. In response to the threat of COVID-19, a group of faculty and staff leaders have developed plans for a safe return to campus. Pfeiffer University will follow public health guidelines to prevent and monitor COVID-19 in our Pfeiffer community and coordinate contact tracing efforts with area Public Health Departments.
Our planning efforts, collectively our "Welcome Home: A Return to Campus Plan," are comprehensive. The modifications address the needs of students, faculty, and staff with the health and safety of the university community identified as the top priority. The return to campus plan requires significant modifications to the traditional on-campus learning experience that includes reducing classroom capacities and a mixture of hybrid and online instruction.
Pfeiffer's leadership understands the complexities inherent in the safe re-opening of our campuses. We realize the need to be able to pivot to contingency plans should the situation arise. We will rely on the CDC's recommendations, best practices endorsed by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, and the expertise of our clinical faculty in the healthcare professions.
In the weeks to come, Pfeiffer will communicate further details of the "Welcome Home: A Return to Campus Plan." If you have any questions regarding the plan, please submit them to the Office of Academic Affairs using this question submission form.
We look forward to safely welcoming everyone home.