Fall 2020 at Western will look different in lots of ways. We’ll be masked up, social distancing and ever-vigilant in pursuing and ensuring safe behavior and personal responsibility. We’ll be minding signs and arrows around campus, and seeing our faculty in new ways—through Plexiglas, face shields, or sometimes Zoom. We’ll be flexible and adapt quickly to change, as we must be in this new era. And we may defer a few Western Fall mainstays such as football, large events, residence hall parties, and homecoming.
But in ways that matter most, we’re returning to the same Western we’ve been building since 1911. The outstanding teaching, and the beyond-classroom experiences in which we learn from the spectacular environment we’ve inherited. The small class sizes, approachable faculty, and dozens of clubs and activities. The spectacular, wide-open spaces lit by 300 days of sunshine (a few of which, yes, may get a bit nippy).
We’ve spent the summer poring over every aspect of Western’s operations and making substantive investments to maximize safety and reduce risk. We’re all in this together. And together, we all play a part in keeping Western Strong.