May 24, 2021
Dear Members of the UNH Community—
I want to begin by thanking you for everything you did in support of the commencement ceremonies for the classes of 2020 and 2021. Celebrating in person was very important to our graduates and their families, and we could not have made it happen without all of you. Thank you.
And now we’re at the start of summer. Cases of COVID-19 are on the decline on our campuses, in New Hampshire and throughout the U.S . As a result, the N.H. Department of Health and Human Services and town of Durham have provided updated guidance. In light of the current data that we track, I am happy to announce that we will begin to transition to a green mode of operation, with some mild precautions in place. Please read the following important information. Effective immediately:
We are hopeful that as more members of our community get vaccinated and cases remain low, our campuses will transition to being fully open for the fall. We strongly encourage all members of our community to get vaccinated. If you already have, please tell us in the Health & Wellness portal or here. This is protected information and no one will know your individual decision, but having a better understanding of how much of our community has been vaccinated will help us to make informed decisions.
We will continue to provide updates as circumstances change. Thank you.
James W. Dean Jr.