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Welcome Back

Dear ASUN Faculty, Staff and Students,

Chancellor Sandra Massey I want to begin by thanking each of you for your dedication, patience and support during these extraordinary times. This year has brought challenges I never imagined I would see as Chancellor, but each of you has made it possible for ASUN to succeed through remote learning and business operations. With that, I am thrilled to say we are ready to welcome you back to campus this fall. 

We have been working diligently to prepare for a safe return while still prioritizing our vision, mission, values and strategic priorities. While we can’t ensure absolute safety from COVID-19, we feel this plan will allow us to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 as we continue to serve our students and community. 

ASU-Newport is investing significant time and resources to provide faculty, staff, students and parents with confidence that when soaring with the Aviators, health and safety is top priority. 

Please use the following guide as a resource for the return to campus. While we tried to be as comprehensive as possible, some of your questions may not be answered here. Don’t hesitate to reach out to your supervisor or faculty member for additional guidance. This plan is fluid and will be updated as we learn more about COVID-19 and the best protocols to slow the spread of the virus. 

The most effective working and learning environment is one where faculty, staff and students feel supported in terms of both their physical and mental well-being. Every member of our community must do their part to make this happen. This means adhering to national, state, and local health guidelines and requirements, and adhering to the measures ASU-Newport has outlined in this guide. We are all in this together. 

I look forward to seeing each of you, from a distance, on campus this fall. Throughout the spring and summer semesters we continued to soar through adverse circumstances. This fall it’s time to soar once again.


Dr. Sandra Massey