The UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor emailed the following from Chancellor Michael Alexander to the UW-Green Bay Faculty and Staff on Monday, June 15, 2020.
Dear UW-Green Bay Faculty and Staff,
At the May 15 Coffee Break sessions, we announced our intention to have on-campus classes along with additional classes in other delivery methods to try to support students in the fall continue their educational progress. We are still committed to that goal. Over the last month, we have prepared two sets of guidelines to help us return to campus. The first will cover July 1-August 31 and the second for the fall.
In Phase I, from July 1-August 31, we will be welcoming faculty and staff back to campus who wish to return to their offices and work environments or need to be on campus to complete their work effectively. We will also open our outdoor spaces for public use. We are proceeding back to campus cautiously with the safety of our faculty and staff as our first priority. Please watch for an e-mail later this week from Human Resources as to the expectations and guidelines for returning to campus. Please communicate to HR if you have any questions after reading the materials. On Thursday, we will release the specific guidelines for faculty, staff, students and the community to follow for the opening on July 1. In addition, a detailed snapshot of University operations for July is available and will be updated regularly.
We continue to work out the specific details for second phase in the fall, which includes the safe return of students, including August Campus Move-In and a Sept. 2 start date for the academic semester. Over the next month, we will begin to communicate details as to how this will happen. We are working closely with Prevea, our health partner beginning July 1, and the Brown County Public Health Department on the many details required to help us open safely and successfully.
I want to thank everyone who has worked so hard for us to be able to open on July 1 and who is working diligently to prepare for the fall. Our summer enrollment has increased by more than 20% over last year and our fall numbers look very promising. We are a resilient campus full of people dedicated to improving the lives of all people in our community. Thank you for your patience while we take the time to open campus in a responsible manner and continue our momentum towards fulfilling our mission to make our community a better place and provide access to education for all who want it.