Message from President Daniels to students: Preparing for spring semester

Dear Purdue students,

Navigating the fall took the cooperation of everyone, but as I said repeatedly, you were the essential factor. Thanks again. 

Now a mere month away, we fully intend to see you here on campus for the beginning of classes on Jan. 19. Your efforts through the fall, and those of our dedicated faculty and staff, proved to all your commitment, willingness to adapt when necessary, and persistence in protecting each other, protecting yourselves and protecting Purdue.  

We continue to track daily the national and local coronavirus situation, and as we did this fall, plan for contingencies. We recognize that circumstances beyond our control could impact our plans and decisions. We will rely on our medical advisory team, public health officials and the Protect Purdue Implementation Team to help us make the best decisions for our faculty, staff and students, and for our community.  

Should any change to our current schedule be needed as a result of the national or local COVID-19 situation, we will communicate directly with you. Beginning in early January, please be alert to all of our usual communication channels, including email, social media, the Purdue homepage, and the Protect Purdue website. The best place to find the most current status of our operations is the Campus Status page on the Protect Purdue site.

The first critical step as we prepare to return to campus is for you to get your COVID-19 test done. You all should have received information by now about testing before the start of spring semester, and we thank you for your ongoing vigilance in knowing and following these procedures. 

Thank you for showing the world what Boilermakers can do. Take care, stay well and enjoy your break. 

Mitch Daniels