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B – impacting future generations!

September 10, 2020

Greetings, fellow Tigers!

The Clemson Family is looking forward to welcoming our students back to campus this weekend as move-in officially begins. This means we are also quickly approaching the start of in-person classes and on-campus activities on Sept. 21. We’ve been waiting on this time since we transitioned to online instruction last spring, and I know we’re all equally excited about returning to normalcy.

Our University’s leadership is keenly aware that we should prepare for an increase in COVID-19 cases among our students following our return to campus instruction and activities, as we have seen at other universities in recent weeks. Delaying the start of in-person instruction provided the University valuable time to devise the necessary testing, contact tracing, quarantine/isolation and other protocols necessary to give us a good chance of success. We are moving ahead as planned and are excited about having our students back. But it is going to take the entire Clemson Family working together to be a part of the solution. Remaining on campus for the remainder of the semester will require strong adherence to the safety protocols that have been developed and clearly communicated. Together, we can write a different story for Clemson University. Remember to do your part to keep Clemson and our community safe. Wear your mask and practice social distancing.

Clemson students wearing face mask

ClemsonWorld is recognizing our Clemson alumni who are among the heroes of the COVID crisis — the doctors and nurses, physician assistants and administrators — who are doing their jobs at the risk of their own health. Fighting a global pandemic is a team effort, and Clemson alumni across the nation are certainly doing their part to combat this crisis. You can read their stories here.

B – impacting future generations!

The return of our students to campus is an exciting time for Clemson. And it is thanks to the hard work, patience and tenacity of the entire Clemson Family – students, faculty, staff, the surrounding community and our loyal Tigers.

It is an especially unusual time for Clemson and higher education, but we are more ready than ever to fulfill our goal of impacting future generations of Clemson students. I thank each of you for your support and continued commitment.

Go Tigers!

Brian O’Rourke