Dear Calvary Warriors,
Our crisis management team and our university leadership have been working together proactively during these past weeks to ensure sound strategies for adapting to the very fluid COVID-19 situation, seeking first and foremost your health and safety. As we continue to work hard to do our part to stop the spread of this health threat, here are some steps CU is taking:
(1) We are following CDC guidance and cancelling or postponing large gatherings and events. We have postponed Feast and Fund (rescheduled for August 7), we are postponing Commencement (rescheduled for June 27), and Chapel/chapels will be delivered and live-streamed, but will not be required for in-person attendance.
(2) CU will also limit staff and faculty gatherings as much as is possible. For example, this week’s War Council (all employee meeting) will be postponed until the next regularly scheduled date. Updates that would normally be given in this meeting will be communicated via email in the next few days.
(3) Beginning after Spring Break and continuing through the end of the semester (including Cycle 6), all classes will be delivered online only. As Calvary has a robust blended model, and all of our students and faculty are already engaging in CU’s distance learning model, this will be a simple switch for most of you.
(4) Calvary will not be closing the dorms during the semester unless instructed to do so by a public health official. We are working on ways to ensure our students continue to receive normal services even as we try to practice very important social distancing.
(5) Most operations and services will continue to function, but may be accomplished in virtual environments rather than in person.There may be some services suspended, and if so we will communicate with you as these things become apparent.
(6) As is typical, Calvary’s primary mode of communication with our students, staff, and faculty will be through CU’s official email system, and we urge you to check your email accounts frequently, as this is a readily changing situation.
Please be prayerful, remembering that even in the midst of adversity, we find our strength and contentment in Him, rather than in our circumstances (Php 4:10-14).
Christopher Cone, Th.D, Ph.D, Ph.D
President / CEO
Research Professor of Bible and Theology