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April 5, 2021

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, 

Greetings from Indianapolis! Baylor fans everywhere are excited for tonight's NCAA National Championship Game between Baylor and Gonzaga. We are so proud of Coach Scott Drew and our Bears who will be representing our University (with tremendous JOY!) on the biggest stage in college basketball. I can safely say that everywhere you go here in Indianapolis, you see the Green and Gold worn proudly by the Baylor Family. I know back in Waco, our campus also is abuzz about the Bears, and that McLane Stadium – the location for tonight's National Championship Watch Party – will be filled with a sea of spirited Baylor fans (remember to follow all COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including mask wearing).

We recognize and love the excitement that surrounds our student-athletes as they play tonight for a national championship. That includes several inquiries from students to the Provost’s Office and President’s Office about canceling classes tomorrow should the Bears emerge victorious. As you know, because of COVID-19, our spring semester already was compressed, and we lost another week of classes due to February's snow event. Since the game time is 8:20 p.m., we wanted to go ahead and inform our campus community that all classes will meet as scheduled tonight and on Tuesday, April 6 – regardless of the outcome of tonight's game. Just like our powerhouse basketball teams in the postseason, we are in the stretch run with only three-and-a-half weeks left in this semester. Let's finish strong!

We are very appreciative of our Baylor Family for supporting both the Bears and Lady Bears this season. It's been an unusual year to say the least because of the pandemic, but our teams and our student-athletes overcame adversity with great determination and skill to reach the highest levels of success. As we watch tonight's national championship game and fling our Green and Gold afar wherever we may be, I encourage you to monitor Baylor and Baylor Athletics social media channels for information about how to welcome home and celebrate our Bears.

Sincerely,

Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D.
President

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