Coping with COVID-19, academic support, virtual event invitation, and more
Colgate University Parent & Family Newsletter Summer 2020

Parent & Family Update

Daily Updates

Students and employees have been receiving a daily email with information, instructions, and a bit of entertainment. Family members can find them at the link above.

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The World is Watching

As Colgate students — and President Brian W. Casey — complete the challenging quarantine, media outlets have reached out to learn how the University is managing the COVID-19 pandemic.

CBS This Morning on Colgate’s Quarantine
Errol Barnett and a CBS News crew visited Colgate last week to interview President Casey, Alex Tran ’22, AJ DeSantis ’23, and Mariama Lemon ’24 and tell the story of our quarantine.

American Medical Association
Todd Unger P’22, chief experience officer of the American Medical Association, interviewed President Brian W. Casey for the AMA’s daily COVID-19 video update.

Coping with Quarantine

Coping in college during COVID-19
Dawn LaFrance from the Counseling Center shares tips for helping your student.

Contact Quarantine and Isolation
We explain how Colgate is managing and supporting students who test positive for COVID-19 and their close contacts.

Academic Support Through the Center for Learning, Teaching, and Research

Peer tutoring is available free of charge to Colgate students who may need extra support in one or more of their current courses.

Virtual Events

ZuckerCOVID-19 in New York State and the Policy Response
Thursday, September 10 at 11:30 a.m.

The Lampert Institute for Global and Civic Affairs Presents Dr. Howard Zucker, New York State commissioner of health. Commissioner Zucker will offer remarks before responding to questions from attendees. Space is limited; reserve your spot today.


A Closing Thought

Is your student frustrated or upset with someone? Encourage them to give everyone the benefit of the doubt. Remind them that a lot of cooped-up time can bring out the worst in people. We all will have moments when we are not at our best, so it is important to move with grace through blowups, not show up for every argument, and not hold grudges or belabor disagreements. Everyone is doing the best they can to make it through this.


How to reach us
Rebecca Downing
Senior Director, Communications and Parent Initiatives

Parent and family resources

For urgent concerns
→ Concern about a student’s well-being
→ Campus safety Emergency: 1-315-228-7333

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