Dear Members of the Post Community,
It is unimaginable that a year ago, Post University took the extraordinary step of suspending face-to-face instruction to protect the campus community from the threat of the COVID-19 virus. Throughout the past year, the pandemic has upended virtually every aspect of our lives. Yet hope is upon us, as safe and effective vaccines are rapidly being distributed locally, nationally, and globally, as Post University has been a central part of the effort for central Connecticut.
I am pleased to share with you the news that Post is preparing to offer the full range of in-person instruction and on-campus activities this fall. I know this news may be early, but in the spirit of transparency and allowing you to plan accordingly, I want you to be aware of our intentions. The federal government now projects that every adult in the United States will have access to the COVID-19 vaccine by May/June. Therefore, we anticipate that many of the COVID-19 constraints under which we operate today will be relaxed as the pandemic subsides following mass vaccination efforts.
In preparing for the next academic year, we will continue to prioritize the health and safety of our community as we plan for a return to the robust on-campus experiences that are the hallmark of a Post University education. Please be assured that, as has been the case during the current academic year, our planning efforts will be fully informed by guidance from local and state Department of Health officials along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Post will, of course, consider ways to accommodate students whose health, personal concerns, or immigration status does not allow them to return to campus by opening day in the fall.
We will be sharing regular updates in advance of the start of the semester in August. In the meantime, please know that I am deeply grateful to and proud of each of you for all that you have done and continue to do to make the current academic year as successful as it is. I am especially grateful for the many sacrifices you have made to protect your colleagues and classmates.
I believe the finish line is in sight, and I ask you to be mindful of COVID-19 precautions for the next few months, to better prepare for fully repopulating the campus this fall.
Warmest personal regards,
John L. Hopkins,
CEO & President