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Introduction and Values Statement

Campus Testing and Cases

This planning and guidance is subject to change in response to local public health conditions and local, state, and federal guidelines.

Vassar invites the community to return to campus for the Summer of 2021. Developed by the VassarTogether committee (a broad campus-wide group of faculty, administrators, staff, and students), this report describes practices and protocols to safely return and enjoy our beautiful campus during the summer. We will continue the community standards that allowed us to support a safe learning community during the Spring 2021 Semester.

Key Values

We start by reasserting our key values that are the foundation of our planning for a safe resumption of in-person classes in Fall 2021:

  • We are committed to creating and sustaining an ethical learning community;
  • We will prioritize the health of our community, paying explicit attention to the inequalities that contribute to vulnerabilities caused by the pandemic;
  • The Vassar community is global and we are enriched by the multiplicity of experience and culture that constitute our global campus;
  • Our living and learning practices must continue to emphasize and create modes of cooperation, mutual care, and interdependence.