Message from Dr. Brooks- Fall 2021: A Return to Normal

Message from Dr. Brooks- Fall 2021: A Return to Normal

Dear Fellow Bobcats 

This year has posed some significant challenges to us as we sought to provide our students with a “normal” college experience amidst a global pandemic. I know how difficult this was for all of you, and the impact on your collegiate experience has been significant.

I am pleased to share with you that we anticipate a return to normal in Fall 2021 with a full slate of programs and experiences to enhance your co-curricular and social collegiate life.  Students who joined us in 2020 can anticipate a very robust programmatic and social experience unlike anything they have seen this year.  We are excited to welcome you to what a Georgia College experience is meant to be. For rising second-year students who missed out on a normal Weekend of Welcome, we invite you to a special celebration during the first week when you return in August. 

While our plans will be built to pivot as changes arise, we anticipate a return to normal meaning easing restrictions on the numbers of participants who can attend programs, plans to offer comprehensive Bobcat Nights evening and weekend programs, resumption of our normal intramural sports and wellness center operations, and allowing group travel. Campus traditions like Bobcat Marketplace, GC Gives Day, Midnight Breakfast, and Dance Marathon will resume, and we invite you to take full advantage of them. I also welcome your ideas and look forward to seeing the things you will create at Georgia College. 

We will continue communicating the details of our plans throughout the summer as we receive guidance from the CDC, the University System of Georgia, and the Georgia Department of Health. For now, I hope you will enjoy your final month of the semester and take pride in what you have accomplished this year.

I very much look forward to celebrating and experiencing our return to normalcy this fall.


Shawn Brooks, PhD

Vice President for Student Life

Updated: 4/7/2021
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