Four holidays added to December break
Dear Faculty and Staff,
As we celebrated a “different” Homecoming last week, I reflected on what an unusual year this has been for each member of the Baylor Family – especially all of you. The COVID-19 pandemic has touched all of us in some way, requiring tremendous flexibility and resilience not only in the workplace, but also in our personal lives.
Yet together, we have risen to the occasion. We’ve learned new modes for course delivery and devised new solutions to care for students’ physical, spiritual and emotional needs. We’ve helped each student make academic progress and advanced our research. We’ve adapted the way we care for our facilities, steward our resources and manage University business. We’ve demonstrated national leadership to our peers in higher education.
Together, we are succeeding. We have continued to make Baylor University a home – a place our students and their families celebrate, and our alumni return to and support.
I’m proud to announce that in recognition of your contribution to our management of COVID-19 during the fall semester, Baylor will be adding four holidays to our Christmas and New Year’s break: December 18 and 21-23. My hope is that these extra days provide respite after a busy fall semester and renewal as we look to the spring semester on campus.
Even though students will not be on campus, the University will have regular operations following the Thanksgiving Break through December 17, as well as from January 4 through January 15 in preparation for the spring semester. We will provide additional information about pre-semester COVID-19 testing in the coming weeks.
Thank you for your extraordinary efforts to “show dear old Baylor spirit through and through” during this challenging journey. I am grateful to walk alongside you in service to our mission.
Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D.