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Continuing Business Travel Restrictions during the Pandemic

October 07, 2020

All international and non-essential business travel remains suspended until further notice. All essential business travel will require approval by the appropriate vice president, college dean or department head prior to travel. Plans must follow existing university policies governing travel. All travelers must follow state and local restrictions and are strongly encouraged to follow the CDC's guidance for travelers, which includes, but is not limited to: practicing social distancing, wearing a face covering, washing hands frequently, and using drive-throughs and curbside service whenever possible.

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Limitations on Gatherings at Main Campus Extended Indefinitely

September 17, 2020

As we monitor regional conditions and guidelines to limit spread of the coronavirus, the Task Force on Transition & Adaptability has indefinitely extended the limitation on gatherings and events at the main campus in Webster Groves. This limitation was initially imposed from the start of the fall term until at least Sept. 20 as part of the phased return to campus for fall. The current regional environment warrants extending this limitation indefinitely.

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Task Force Message: Reminder on masks and health protocols

August 26, 2020

The following message from the Task Force on Transition and Adaptability was distributed on Wednesday, Aug. 26, to underline the need for everyone in our community to follow the health protocols to limit the transmission of the coronavirus in our community. This includes reading the COVID-19 resource pages and performing the daily health check, wearing a mask, social distancing, frequent hand washing, and following other health guidance.

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Student Pledge: Keep Webster Well by Following COVID-19 Protocols

August 21, 2020

To support the safety and health of our community, it is essential that all Webster University community members review and adhere to COVID-19 protocols. As with faculty and staff, Webster expects all students to sign a pledge that affirms their commitment to following these protocols. A link to the student pledge can be found when logging into Connections and WorldClassroom.

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Updated Fall 2020 Course Modalities Information Now Available

August 13, 2020

Webster University has updated the course schedules for the Fall Semester and the Fall 1 Term to show the modalities of classes. Modalities (e.g. classroom, remote, online) can be seen in student schedules in Connections and in the Power Search Course Schedule. From the schedule, students can click on a helpful set of definitions to understand the different modalities. Review this announcement for more details.

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Safety Measures, Expectations for Returning to Campus

July 31, 2020

To meet the diverse needs of our students, our entire community has thoughtfully evaluated and implemented many steps to safely build community on campus and provide in-person instruction in Fall 2020. This message contains an overview of these safety measures and expectations for returning to campus, and the latest information on updates to course delivery modalities. We will continually adapt as we learn more about ways to mitigate the spread of COVID 19 and promote safety and health on campus.

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Adjustment to Graduate Programs for Fall 2020

July 30, 2020

The modalities of some graduate programs have been adjusted for Fall 2020. These decisions were made by academic deans in collaboration with department chairs and faculty, based on a variety of factors, including input from academic partners, employers and students. These and other course modality plans are subject to change based on evolving conditions and capacity related to the pandemic. Students in these programs do not need to re-register for classes.

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University Center

University Center to Reopen Aug. 17, Review Safety Measures

July 17, 2020

The University Center will reopen Monday, Aug 17, for Webster University students, faculty and staff. The Fitness Center and Pool will remain closed. Protocols and access for Grant Gymnasium are still in discussion and will be announced in the coming weeks. Additional changes have been made to help keep users safe, including access/points of entry, furniture placement, rooms and materials, dining and cleaning requirements. Please review this information prior to visiting the University Center.

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Emerson Library to Reopen Aug. 17 with Safety Changes

July 13, 2020

The Library is looking forward to reopening on Monday, Aug. 17 for Webster University and Eden Theological Seminary students, faculty, staff and alumni. Please see the Library website for scheduled hours. Upon reopen, users will be able to browse and check out library materials, request and pick up items, and use computers and study spaces. In order to facilitate social distancing, furniture and computer seating have been rearranged, allowing more space.

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