Union College will be open for in-person, on-campus classes in the fall.
“We plan to reopen for in-person classes in the fall,” said Union President Vinita Sauder. “Union is best experienced in person and we look forward to having students back on our campus to take advantage of the fantastic mentoring and supportive community here.”
Although Union will be open, the campus may feel a little different in August. The college will be following safe and healthy practices as recommended by the local health department—such as sanitizing surfaces and buildings more often and implementing other protocols to ensure everyone stays healthy. “Ultimately, the safety of our students and employees is our top priority,” said Sauder. “We will have contingencies in place to continue to deal with the unprecedented environment of the pandemic.”
The COVID-19 Taskforce is working on plans to gradually reopen campus this summer to allow students to return to work on-campus jobs and be fully operational in August. Union will release more details about how this will work in June. In the meantime, students who are interested in returning to an on-campus job or finding a new one later this summer should contact the department supervisor to see what options are available or check out the job board.
The financial team is currently reworking the summer bonus program to allow more levels of bonuses for those who won’t be able to work at Union the entire summer.
The campus is currently still in Open Limited status, so students should not return to campus right now—either to collect belongings from the residence hall or for a job. Before entering the residence halls or accessing other campus buildings you’ll need to receive clearance from the Dean of Students.
See more about Union’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic at ucollege.edu/covid-19