To: On-Campus Students, Faculty and Staff
From: Sara Klein, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
Date: December 2, 2020
Subject: Updates on Available Campus Spaces and Heated Tents 

To our on-campus students, faculty and staff,

I am pleased to share that the outdoor tents on Palmer Lawn, Humphreys Lawn, as well as outside of Babbio are now heated. The heated tents are available on Mondays through Fridays from 11 AM - 7 PM, and Saturdays and Sundays from Noon - 6 PM. Brighter lighting was also added to all three tents. We encourage students, staff and faculty to use these tents to sit, dine, study, and socialize safely. Please maintain six feet of distance, do not rearrange the furniture, and wear a face mask (except when eating or drinking) when using these tents.

A reminder that the Bissinger Room, the Samuel C. Williams Library, and the Student Center are indoor spaces that are open and available for your use on a first come, first served basis. Some of our athletic facilities are also open to students coming to campus for hybrid courses. It is imperative that everyone using the indoor spaces maintain at least six feet of social distance and wear a face mask (except when eating or drinking). 

The Bissinger Room on the 4th floor of the Howe Center is open on Mondays through Fridays from 10 AM – 8 PM, and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 AM - 5 PM to students, staff and faculty. The room is arranged in a manner similar to the outdoor tents with two people to a table and total seating capacity of 36 people. Please sign in and out on the form at the main entrance when using the room.

The Samuel C. Williams Library is open on Mondays through Thursdays from 9 AM – 10 PM, Fridays from 9 AM – 5 PM, Saturdays from 10 AM – 6 PM, and Sundays from 12 PM – 6 PM. There are approximately 200 seats available; seats can be reserved online and in advance through Seats are also available on a first come, first served basis when not reserved.

The Student Center has indoor seating for twelve students and is open on Mondays – Fridays from 9 AM – 10 PM, on Saturdays from 9 AM - 10 PM, and on and Sundays from 9 AM – 7 PM.

The Schaefer Center Fitness Center, Swimming Pool, and Swimming Pool Locker Rooms, the Walker Gymnasium Basketball Court (open through December 11) and Canavan Arena (open December 12-18) are available to enrolled students who are permitted on campus for hybrid classes or on-campus residence and are tested weekly for COVID-19. The facilities are not available to other students or faculty and staff at this time. These facilities will be open through Friday, December 18, from 10 AM - 8 PM on Monday - Friday and from 12 PM - 5 PM on Saturday and Sunday. All athletic facilities will close for the semester on Saturday, December 19.

Take care and stay safe,
Sara Klein