Lawrence Campus Community Pledge

Moodle courses have been created for students, as well as faculty and staff, that outline health and safety protocols and procedures, along with other important information, prior to returning to campus. The course also provides information on how to affirm the pledge. Please make every effort to complete the Moodle course and affirm the pledge as soon as possible. 


Ensuring the health and safety of the Lawrence University community and beyond only works when we all do our part, together.

I understand and accept that there are risks inherent in being physically present in a campus community during a global pandemic, but by taking care of others and myself, I can contribute to public health and safety.

To do so, I will:

  1. Wear a mask in indoor public spaces, or when gathering in groups outdoors.
  2. Maintain at least 6 feet of physical distance from others in accordance with university guidelines.
  3. Get an influenza vaccination in the fall .[1]
  4. Wash my hands frequently with soap and warm water, or hand sanitizer.
  5. Participate in testing.[2]
  6. Participate in contact tracing.
  7. Frequently clean and disinfect my personal belongings and space, as well as shared items and spaces that I use.
  8. Exercise responsible and safety-minded judgment whenever off campus.
  9. Monitor myself daily using the Daily COVID-19 Self-Observation Questionnaire and take proper measures if I observe any of the symptoms identified by the CDC.[3]
  10. If a student, assume primary responsibility for keeping appropriate family members apprised of my health status and progress on campus.
  11. Remind other Lawrence community members of our shared responsibilities to follow the Lawrence Community Pledge.

If you are unwilling to comply with this pledge (including its noted exceptions), we look forward to welcoming you to campus at a time when you will comply or when conditions no longer merit these measures.


[1] Influenza vaccinations can lessen the impact of COVID-19 by helping health professionals identify unvaccinated respiratory illness sooner. Lawrence University will make influenza vaccinations available to all students and employees at no personal cost. Unless given a waiver for religious or medical reasons, students on campus will be required to get an influenza vaccination. (Influenza vaccinations are strongly recommended for employees.)

[2] Lawrence University has contracted with Bellin Health to administer testing. The tests administered on campus will be offered at no personal cost to members of the Lawrence community. We anticipate conducting frequent and random testing throughout the academic year.

[3] The Centers for Disease Control have identified these as symptoms associated with COVID-19: fever or chills; dry cough; shortness of breath/difficulty breathing; unusual fatigue; muscle or body aches; headache; sore throat; new loss of taste or smell; congestion or runny nose; nausea or vomiting; diarrhea. Students should promptly call Wellness Services at 920-832-6574 if experiencing any of these symptoms. Employees should self-quarantine, seek medical attention, and notify Human Resources.