Email from the Dean of Students

The below email was sent to undergraduate and graduate students on the Storrs, Hartford, Stamford, Waterbury, and Avery Point campuses on June 21, 2021

Subject: Bring Back the Pack

Dear Huskies,

We have always been One UConn.  One team that faces all odds together: whether it’s facing Duke on the court, finishing that last final before break, and even COVID-19.

The end is in sight and we want to find some time to talk about it.  As you know, UConn announced a mandatory vaccine requirement earlier this month.  Currently, over 65% of our Storrs residential students are vaccinated.  The vaccination rate among students attending our regional campuses is also very promising.

We heard you when so many of you responded to the “Do-Over” survey earlier this spring: you’re eager for a return to normal, but a little anxious too.  That’s understandable.  We’ve been through a lot and returning to a pre-pandemic normal while we all cope with the impact of this global pandemic is going to take a minute.

So, let’s talk.  The Hartford and Waterbury campuses are happy to invite you and your family to attend Bring Back the Pack.  This is an event that will provide a space to talk with campus leaders, medical experts from UConn Health, students, and community leaders.

Bring Back the Pack: A Discussion on Re-Opening and the COVID-19 vaccination

June 28, 2021
5:30-6:30pm
Waterbury campus

Register for Waterbury here: https://waterbury.uconn.edu/student-forum/

June 30, 2021
5:30-6:30pm
Hartford campus

Register for Hartford here: https://uconntact.uconn.edu/event/7125056

This event is open to all students, on all campuses.  Space is limited so we do need you to RSVP.  Please note each student is limited to no more than 3 guests.  We also want to know what’s on your mind and important for us to address as a community.

Finally, if you wish to receive it, our colleagues from UConn Health will be available beginning at 5pm to offer vaccination.

Thank you, UConn.  Talk soon.

Eleanor JB Daugherty, EdD
Associate Vice President and Dean of Students

William Pizzuto, PhD
University Campus Director, UConn Waterbury

Mark Overmyer-Velazquez, PhD
University Campus Director, UConn Hartford


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