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Important information about your break

A Message from President Elaine C. Collins

Dear NVU Students,

Tomorrow your two-day break begins. I hope this will leave you refreshed and ready to complete the semester. Over the break, I ask you to follow the Vermont state travel guidelines, which are required by the state and NVU. Please do not travel to yellow or red counties. With cases on the rise in surrounding states and even within Vermont, our health protocols have become even more critical.

Stay put. Stay distanced. Stay masked. 

Since we made the decision to schedule this break, we are seeing higher rates of COVID-19 infection and even clusters and outbreaks within Vermont. Take these two days to unwind, get outside, and study. Soon, you will be home for Thanksgiving. Stay on campus or at home if you commute. We scheduled this break to support you, and we ask that you support the full NVU community by doing all you can to keep members of the community safe.

We have two weeks left before our students head home for Thanksgiving break and the end of the semester. You have all done an incredible job adhering to health and safety guidelines during this pandemic. I ask you to keep it up—wear masks, keep social distance, and wash your hands. We cannot let up.

Thank you for following NVU’s health and safety protocols and for upholding the NVU Health Pledge.


– Elaine

cc: NVU Faculty and Staff