To All New and Returning TBC Students:
I pray that your summer is going well and that you are using your time wisely as you prepare for the upcoming fall semester. The administration of TBC has been meeting regularly over the summer and we are continuing to outline plans for a safe reopening of the college campus in August. Our plan is to remain on schedule for the beginning of classes on Monday, August 17. We are also planning to open our residence halls and dining commons for the fall semester.
The administrative team has been working in coordination with Laurel Groff to ensure that best social distancing practices and other CDC guidelines are in place prior to the beginning of the fall semester. Laurel has served for many years as the campus nurse and this past spring was appointed as our campus health director. The following are specific areas that we have been focused on:
The academic office has created a plan that allow for all classes to comply with social distancing guidelines
Our Food Service team has created a plan that will allow for all meals to be served in compliance with social distancing and other applicable CDC guidelines
The Student Life department is working to ensure that all applicable CDC guidelines will be followed during both move-in and throughout the semester which includes a plan for quarantine if needed.
In addition, the following procedures/processes have been developed to further ensure your safety as a student.
- Daily health screening for all faculty/staff/students coming to campus
- Cleaning of classroom facilities and common areas between classes/events
- Controlled seating in classrooms/ chapel to ensure social distancing is happening
- Use of masks for all students/faculty/staff as required by Duval county mandates and CDC guidelines
- Sanitizing stations throughout the campus at strategic locations
Please pray along with us for the health and well being of our campus community as we prepare to launch a new academic year! We are looking forward to welcoming you to the campus and ask for your patience and cooperation as we work together to maintain a healthy TBC community!
We will keep you updated concerning any changes to the plans outlined above. We know that this is a time of uncertainty, but we are trusting God for wisdom to move forward with confidence.
If there are any questions that I have not addressed, please feel free to contact the student life team and we will do our best to get you the answers you are looking for. You can contact us via email at StudentLifeOffice@tbc.org.
Grace and Peace,
Dr. Jeremiah Stanley
Vice President of Student Affairs