I hope this letter finds you and your loved ones healthy and well–mind, body, and spirit. As we prepare to welcome you back to campus next month, it is important that we continue to share those plans with you. Yes, this remains an uncertain time for us all. Even so, we want you to feel certain that your Concordia home will be ready for you.
As we look forward to a safe and engaging Fall semester, please join me for a webinar on Thursday, August 6, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET to discuss our plan for your Uncommon Return to campus. Uncommon Return is our campus-wide planning effort to return to on-campus living, learning, and working. Plans have been compiled throughout the summer focusing on: public health & safety, academic quality, undergraduate and graduate programs, clinical education, and the residential and non-residential student experience.
The webinar will include specific updates from key administration across all of these areas. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions during the event.
Students, each and every day it seems we learn more about the impact of COVID-19 on our communities and families. I continue to keep you close in prayer. Still, while the semester ahead of us will differ from any we have experienced, I am confident that Concordia’s uncommon spirit -- built firmly on the promises of Scripture and the peace offered to us in Christ, remains undiminished. We can and we will achieve our mission, hearts together.
I look forward to seeing you on August 6.
Rev. Patrick T. Ferry, Ph.D.