A roadmap for our safe return to campus
The liberal arts experience is best when it’s delivering what Eckerd College promises, a high-impact education and interactions between students, faculty and staff that create thoughtful, well-rounded lifelong learners. The constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic have challenged our thinking, but not our resolve to return to campus and continue providing the best Eckerd College has to offer.
Coming back to the 188-acre Gulf Coast campus we call home will be made possible by strong healthcare partnerships, innovative new policies and a sense of shared responsibility for health and safety from every member of the Eckerd College community. We plan to take full advantage of our unique, year-round temperate climate and location to maximize safety while also retaining some major aspects of the Eckerd life.
Faculty and staff have been tasked with consulting with experts, physicians, public health guidelines and best practices from other communities to guide our plans to resume in-person classes on August 31. New and returning students will be asked to properly prepare and take necessary precautions while on campus to protect themselves and others from the spread of coronavirus.