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Return to Campus Guidance

Aug. 4, 2020

Dear SLU faculty and staff,

Working from home has been and remains our preferred approach for this fall. 

That said, as we continue preparations for the return of our students on Aug. 11 and the start of the fall semester on Aug. 17, there will be an increased need to have faculty, staff and student workers on campus. They will be involved in, or facilitating, the work required to fulfill our mission, most centrally teaching, research, patient care, and service. But, as everyone realizes, it will not be business as usual. 

Please review SLU’s Return to Campus Guidance for more information on how to proceed as we slowly repopulate our workforce.

No department or division should attempt to conduct itself as if it’s fall 2019. 

We expect most ​non-SLUCare faculty and staff who are on campus to be on staggered work schedules and only be on campus for as long as necessary. Full-time, 40-hour work weeks on campus will be the exception, not the norm. 

Each of us must exercise good judgment and act in ways that protect the public health of our university community and neighborhood residents. 

Every time we wear our face masks, wash our hands, and greet one another from a distance, we reaffirm our commitment to each other and to our beloved community. 

Thank you for all you have done and will continue to do for our students, patients, and community, especially during this uniquely trying time. 

We are OneSLU. 

Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D. 
President