Dear Undergraduate Students,
We hope this finds you well considering the challenging circumstances. We are so sorry for the ongoing disruption to your semester and the stress that it has caused. It’s heartbreaking and we’ve had to make some of the most challenging decisions of our careers in recent days. At the same time, we also really appreciate and value the acts of kindness and generosity we’ve witnessed that make us grateful to be a part of a caring community. It’s not easy, but we want you to know that Campus Life continues to work hard to support all of you.
You will receive important communication from Campus Life and others at the University moving forward. Please read them carefully. We want to remind you of the resources that are available to all students including students who are off campus locally and student who have traveled away from Brown. We want you to access resources as you need them even if many may look and feel a bit different. You can read the most recent updates to the community on COVID-19 here.
Many of us have started thinking about what remote virtual community will look like moving forward. How do we maintain connections amongst those on campus who should socially distance, connections with friends off campus in local area who should do the same, and connections with friends who are all over the country and world? Our Campus Life departments and centers that typically do this work every day are still available to you. Reach out to us; you will undoubtedly have some of the best ideas ([email protected]). As we move forward, we look forward to talking and collaborating more.
Again we appreciate your patience, know that this is hard, reach out when you need support, and know that we are here to support you. Stay safe and well.
Eric Estes, Vice President for Campus Life
Koren Bakkegard, Associate Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students