COVID-19, Residence Life, Student Life

COVID-19 Update from the President

By President Dondi Costin | January 7, 2021

Happy New Year, Bucs! Welcome back. Time to get our game faces on for one more semester. Lord willing, once this one’s in the books, we can all unmask for good. But, starting today, we’re making our way to the first of May.

As we make our final preparations for this semester, it is important that everyone take a few minutes to review our BUCSAFE Guide. This guide has been updated from the fall semester but will serve as an excellent reminder of the policies and procedures we have in place to ensure we keep our campus community safe and healthy this spring. For those moving in this weekend, check out the important reminders about the check-in process sent to your BucMail, which includes the COVID testing and Fetter release forms.

Representatives from Academic Affairs, Student Life, and the Pandemic Task Force held a Student Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday to provide updates on the Spring Semester. If you were unable to attend, you can watch the meeting by clicking here

With less than a week until our return to campus, we must all stay vigilant in practicing the same health and safety measures while at home as we did on campus this fall. Wear your mask, wash your hands, keep your distance, and avoid gatherings where you may be exposed to the virus. Let’s get back into the habit of monitoring our symptoms and possible COVID-19 exposure by completing the LiveSafe application every day. And please remember that there is no reason for anyone to come to campus if you are not feeling well or if you have been exposed to the virus.

Bucky reminds us to be BUCSAFE in this brief video – watch.  Really good advice from a “mask”-ot with really good moves.

While we anticipate the spring semester will look very similar to the fall, we hope to reach our new, post-COVID normal in a few months. Thank you for your perseverance and resilience as we tackle the final half of this academic year together. With the Lord’s help, we did it once. With His help, we’ll do it again! 

You can always reach out to the University Pandemic Task Force with questions or concerns. Contact them directly by emailing This email address is monitored Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Any emails received after 5 p.m. on Friday will be addressed on Monday.    

Stay safe, stay focused, stay healthy, and stay faithful to the Lord and His provision as we work together to continue enjoying a healthy CSU! As always, let’s spread the Word, not the virus.

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