A message from Dr. Peri sent on April 6, 2021


Dear Manor College Students and Community,

Spring is here and graduation is around the corner!  Can you believe it?  The beauty of the season is upon us!

We are optimistic that Manor College will be able to resume a “near-normal” experience for Fall 2021! It is our plan to follow the traditional academic calendar, with normal holidays, breaks, and semester start and end dates. We plan to increase the number of in-person classes and classroom capacity.  Students will still have the ability to attend classes in the hy-flex / remote model that we started in Fall 2020.

Since the pandemic began we’ve been keeping our community safe by relying upon the guidance of public health, scientific and higher education association resources.  As a state, Pennsylvania has announced that on April 19, just two weeks from now, every adult will be eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine.  We are all strongly encouraged to get it.  Faculty and Staff who “work directly with students” are already eligible for the vaccine as a part of 1B.  (I will be getting the vaccine as soon as I am able to schedule it.  Follow me on Instagram @PrezPeri for when it happens J ).  If you are a student and you get the vaccine, please self-report that you have done so to our Director of Health Services, Lauren Raspanti, BSN, RN; and if you are a Manor employee, please self-report that you have received the vaccine to Director of Human Resources, Tina Colella.  Thank you for your vigilance during the pandemic and through vaccination process.  Keep following public health protocols like masking and physical distancing until we hear otherwise from our public health officials.  Safety continues to be our top priority!

For Fall 2021 we want to encourage students to be engaged on campus.  It is our intent to resume some in-person events, programs, activities, athletics, and organizations in compliance with athletic association and government guidelines.  In the interim, participate all you can, and register for summer and fall classes today!

As a College community framed in the Basilian tradition, we recognize that these unprecedented times require us to be flexible. We understand that plans may need to be adjusted, but together, we remain steadfast in our commitment to forge a path of opportunity for Manor College’s students who seek to make a positive impact on the world.

We are, and we remain, #ManorStrong!

Blessings,

 

Dr. Jonathan Peri

President, Manor College

Resources

Click here to access Manor College Return to Campus Student Guide

Click here to access the Visitor Policy for Infectious Disease Prevention

Click here to access the Communicable Disease Protocol