Students should expect an increased offering of virtual events and outdoor activities in an effort to reduce personal contact and limit large group gatherings. PCA&D will adjust and reframe how the College provides opportunities for campus and community members to engage and develop meaningful relationships while reenvisioning environmental conditions, including space to best accommodate social distancing and health guidelines.
Core officers may meet in a space where they can remain physically distant to host virtual meetings for the rest of the members. Events will also need to be held online or in spaces with appropriate physical distancing parameters. Contact the Director of Student Life for approval.
Working with the Student Life team, it may also be possible to host events within the College’s managed housing for specifically bringing residents together in common spaces while engaging other student organization members virtually.
Speakers or Guests on Campus
Speakers and guests to campus will need to engage with the College and students virtually for the Fall 2020 term.
Outdoor Meeting Spaces
The PCA&D Art Garden is a community space that can be utilized for class discussions and other social gatherings. If used in this capacity, students will need to bring their own lawn chairs or beach towels to sit on the ground. Appropriate physical distancing circles will be sprayed in the Art Garden to adhere to guidelines.
Large Campus and Public Events
Due to physical distancing guidelines, all in-person traditional events for the College (e.g. Halloween Party, Thanksgiving Luncheon, etc.) will not be held as in the past. Student Life will work with the Student Council to determine other methods for engagement on a larger scale.
Public Events will need to be approved by the Health & Safety Work Group, and, if held, will need to consider how to mitigate public access to the building through small groups, timed entry, possible testing upon entry, and access only to specific spaces.
PCA&D is moving forward with plans to host the class of 2020 Commencement, Senior Send-Off, and Senior Show & Celebration events the weekend of October 2. Strategies for how best to host an in-person and virtual commencement, as well as engaging the general public in the Senior Show & Celebration event are being continually reviewed and discussed by the Planning Team.
All in-person field trips for Fall 2020 will be postponed. Faculty, staff, and student leaders can work together with the Teaching and Learning Workgroup to identify ways in which students can still engage with and tour various museums, businesses, maker spaces, etc. through virtual means.
Service Learning Activities
Creative Community Engagement will be re-envisioned to find ways for students to harness the power of art and design to be in service to the community.