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Statement Regarding Campus Closure

Posted on Friday, October 9, 2020

To the Students of the University of Nevada, Reno,

In light of recent announcements of Fall and Spring mitigation efforts announced today by President Sandoval, we want to share our frustrations and sorrow in solidarity with you all.
ASUN takes pride in being on-campus, and it is truly heartbreaking to learn courses will be delivered remotely following Fall Break (traditionally called Thanksgiving weekend).

ASUN President Hall was notified of the University’s mitigating circumstances on Thursday, October 8, 2020. Despite her efforts in offering different solutions and advocating for the student body, President Sandoval remained adamant on mitigation efforts.

As your elected student leaders, we are dedicating this time to continue to advocate for student needs to ensure each student is equipped with the necessary resources to complete the remainder of the school year.

We recognize these mitigating efforts made by President Sandoval, for the rest of the fall and spring semesters will protect student health in the long run. While we acknowledge the positive impact this will make, we as students are grieving these mitigating efforts right now.

We, along with Speaker of the Senate, Keegan Murphy, and the Graduate Student Association, met with President Sandoval and Vice President Ellis today at 1:00 pm to answer questions we have received thus far. As new information is provided to us, we will be releasing FAQ sheets to help spread correct information with you all. Please check the Nevada ASUN Social Medias to find the most current updates.

For many, spring break is time spent with loved ones, exploring new places, and creating new memories. We are truly saddened to hear about the elimination of spring break this year. In the meantime, we will be working with the administration to provide alternative solutions to these changes. Please reach out to us with concerns or questions you have so we can bring them to the administration.

In Solidarity with Students,
President Hall and Vice President Brown