Best for the Nest

Best for the Nest: A Guide for Returning to Campus

Dear Campus Community,

I strongly encourage you to fully explore this website as well as the related guide (PDF). The information and protocols outline the steps students, faculty, staff, and visitors must follow to protect and preserve our campus community during the public health crisis caused by the coronavirus. Please do what is “Best for the Nest” by complying with these requirements until further notice.

As outlined in our guidelines, UNCW is committed to a culture of personal responsibility for community health and safety. We believe that no member of our campus community should be put at undue risk, or be put in a situation in which they need to choose between participating as a member of our campus community and their personal or family health. Every member of our community must do their part. This means adhering to national, state, and local health guidelines and requirements, as well as those measures UNCW deems safe and appropriate for its campus. Although UNCW holds as paramount the health, safety and welfare of every Seahawk, none of us can guarantee what shape or path COVID-19 will take, and no one – including UNCW – can guarantee a COVID-19-free environment. 

As conditions have evolved, new information has been shared with employees, students and the community via the university’s communication resources, including campus inboxes, website announcements and social media items. Please review the FAQ and see the Updates section of this website for information. When faced with complex circumstances and difficult decisions, we have worked together to shift the university’s Best for the Nest plan as needed to manage the challenging situations caused by the pandemic. The resiliency that defines our community is worth recognizing, both in ourselves and in others

In closing, I want to thank the team of campus professionals who developed our guidelines in collaboration with local, state and federal organizations. Their work has been especially challenging, and largely unsung, and I appreciate their efforts on behalf of the entire community.

With best regards,

Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli 

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