Dear Regis community,

I hope you are just as excited as I am for the start of the fall semester. There are going to be some adjustments and challenges as we return to campus in the time of COVID-19. But I am confident we can kick off this new school year with great enthusiasm.

The staff and faculty have worked incredibly hard the past few months to ensure a safe return to campus and that there will be minimal disruption to our students educational pursuits.

Our guide for the start of the fall semester will be “Return to Regis,” our comprehensive reopening plan. It not only details the physical changes you can expect to see on campus, but also the university’s health and hygiene expectations, as well as our strategies for monitoring COVID-19 symptoms.

As you all know, new information about COVID-19 is discovered every day. Our “Return to Regis” plan is a flexible document that we will update regularly. All of our departments, from Academic Affairs to Health Services to Residential Life, will respond rapidly should circumstances change. We will also continue to monitor and adhere to local and state public health guidelines.

Moving forward, please be on the lookout for regular communications and updates from the following departments:

  • Office of Academic Affairs: Academic calendar/class schedules
  • Office of Student Affairs: Campus life
  • Health Services: Testing, contact tracing, monitoring
  • Office of Residential Life: Residence Halls, dining, and move-in updates

Campus will certainly look different when we return. But at the core of the Regis community is our love and service to the dear neighbor. We are all in this together and we will emerge stronger.

Students and families are invited to join the Regis Leadership team for a virtual town hall on Wednesday, July 15, at 6 p.m. to discuss the plan further and answer any questions you may have. Please check your email for the zoom invite link. There will be a separate town hall for faculty and staff later this summer.

Our priority is to provide you a safe transition back to campus and a seamless academic experience. I look forward to seeing you all very soon.

Antoinette M. Hays, PhD, RN