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September 2020

  • Message from President Joan Gabel on Step Two of the Maroon and Gold Sunrise Plan: Sept. 25
  • Message from President Joan Gabel on updates to Fall 2020 resources: Sept. 22
  • Message from President Joan Gabel on community safety and Fall 2020 resources: Sept. 16
  • Message from President Joan Gabel on remembering 9/11 and campus updates: Sept. 11
  • Message from President Joan Gabel on campus safety and resources: Sept. 3
  • Message from President Joan Gabel on the Maroon and Gold Sunrise Plan: Sept. 1

August 2020

  • Message from President Joan Gabel on Fall 2020 monitoring and campus dashboards: August 28
  • Message from the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost on unit-level return-to-campus request process and form: August 25
  • Message from President Joan Gabel on adjusted fall plans and move-in delay for Twin Cities, Duluth and Rochester campuses: August 24
  • Message from President Joan Gabel on possible changes to the fall semester: August 21
  • Message from Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost on further guidance for fall instruction planning: August 21
  • Message from President Joan Gabel on fall semester planning and family support: August 19
  • Message from President Joan Gabel on Gopher Athletics, International travel, and a new Cabinet member: August 12

July 2020

  • Message from President Joan Gabel on COVID-19 testing plans: July 30
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on Fall 2020 planning: July 23
  • Message from President Joan Gabel on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) guidance and Board of Regents meeting: July 9
  • Message from President Joan Gabel on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) guidance for international students: July 7

June 2020

  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on face covering requirements: June 29
    • Message from the Crookston Office of the Chancellor: June 29
    • Message from the Duluth Office of the Chancellor: June 29
    • Message from the Morris Office of the Chancellor: June 29
    • Message from the Rochester Office of the Chancellor: June 29
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on the resumption of in-person and remote instruction for the Fall 2020 semester: June 12
  • Message from the Executive Vice President and Provost to Twin Cities campus faculty and staff on Fall 2020 semester preparation: June 12
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on upcoming Board of Regents meeting, Fall 2020 academic planning, and FY21 budget update: June 5
  • Update from the Executive Vice President and Provost Rachel Croson on Fall 2020 academic planning: June 5
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on the ongoing support amid the death of George Floyd: June 3
  • Message from the Vice President of University Services on wearing masks within University grounds and facilities: June 2

May 2020

  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on the virtual Town Hall meeting, Sunrise Plan update and Fall 2020 scenario planning: May 20
  • Message to managers and administrators from the Office of the Vice President for Human Resources on updates to the U of M Sunrise Plan: May 15
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on the next phase of the Sunrise Plan and Fall 2020 planning: May 14
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on the Strategic Plan and other updates: May 8
  • Systemwide message to administrators from University Services and the Office of the Vice President of Research on ordering PPE and cleaning supplies: May 8
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on the Board of Regents budget discussions: May 7
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on upcoming Board of Regents meeting, travel ban extension and mental health resources: May 5
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on the Sunrise Plan, outlining how employees will return to workplaces: May 1

April 2020

  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel discusses commencement, pandemic-related summer coursework and a reminder about fall semester: April 28
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on the U of M's recent COVID-19 news stories: April 24
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on the Board of Regents meeting: April 21
  • Message to systemwide administrators from President Joan Gabel on the May 16 virtual commencement: April 21
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on strategic planning and upcoming Board of Regents meeting: April 17
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on COVID-19 research: April 15
  • Message from the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost to the Twin Cities campus on canceling non-curricular through the end of June: April 14
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on virtual commencement planning: April 10
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on the extended "Stay at Home" order: April 9
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on the Board of Regents meeting and student fees date change: April 7
  • Systemwide updates from President Joan Gabel on remote summer 2020 session: April 6
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel of the board's passage of the Comprehensive Student Refund Plan: April 3
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on the Comprehensive Student Fee Refund Plan: April 1

March 2020

  • Systemwide message from President Joan Gabel on start of “stay at home” order: March 27, 2020
  • Campus messages on mental and physical health resources:
  • Systemwide message from the Office of Human Resources physical and mental health resources: March 27
  • Systemwide message from the Office of the Provost about online instructional protection: March 27
  • Systemwide message from President Joan Gabel on an update to the emergency declaration: March 26
  • Systemwide message from the Office of Human Resources on emergency paid leave: March 26
  • Message from Twin Cities Housing and Residential Life to students on move-out information: March 25
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on the “stay at home order”: March 25
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on travel restrictions: March 24
  • Message from President Joan Gabel sent to students on housing and dining credits: March 24
  • Message from Twin Cities Housing and Residential Life on retrieving belongings and credit: March 23
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on health, safety, and fighting bias: March 23
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on grading policy and student resources: March 20
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on important policy updates: March 19
  • Update from Twin Cities Housing and Residential Life on housing and dining: March 19
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on pay and employment: March 18
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on commencement postponement and other campus changes: March 17
  • Update sent to Twin Cities students from the Interim Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students campus offerings and services: March 17
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on alternative instruction extension: March 16
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on community responses: March 15
  • Update from the Associate Vice President and Dean of International Programs on the Twin Cities campus on students abroad: March 15
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on working remotely: March 15
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on confirmed student COVID-19 case: March 13
  • Update from the Interim Vice President of the Office of Human Resources on employees and student workers: March 12
  • Update from the Associate Vice President and Dean of International Programs on the Twin Cities campus on students in Europe: March 12
  • Update from the Associate Vice President and Dean of International Programs on the Twin Cities campus on the travel ban from Europe: March 11
  • Update from the Executive Vice President and Provost to Twin Cities faculty and staff on the suspension of in-person instruction: March 11
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on spring break extension: March 11
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on canceling all University-funded travel: March 10
  • Systemwide update from President Joan Gabel on two abroad students in self-quarantine: March 7
  • Update from President Joan Gabel to Twin Cities undergraduates on travel safety: March 6
  • Update to Duluth students on spring break and travel: March 6
  • Update to Morris students, faculty and staff on the Safe Campus website: March 5
  • Update from President Joan Gabel on systemwide short- and long-term preparations: March 4
  • University statement on the suspension of study abroad in China, South Korea, and Italy: March 4
  • Provost message to Twin Cities faculty and staff on suspended education in South Korea: March 2

February 2020

  • GPS Alliance message on suspended May and summer abroad programs: Feb. 29
  • Systemwide message on recommendations for international travel: Feb. 28
  • GPS Alliance message on suspended May and summer abroad programs: Feb. 27
  • GPS Alliance message on suspended May and summer abroad programs: Feb. 25
  • CIDRAP COVID-19 Resource Center announcement on Coronavirus Resource Center: Feb. 20

January 2020

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