The Fall 2020 semester: extracurricular activities
Fredonia’s first priority is - and will always be - the health and well-being of its students, faculty, and staff. We are also mindful that Fredonia’s extracurricular activities and clubs/organizations enhance the student experience and provide learning opportunities that take place outside the classroom. Therefore, while understanding the need to prioritize curricular work, our goal is to enable all activities that can occur safely and within prescribed guidelines. Any approved extra-curricular activities would be subject to the same safety guidelines as any campus activity.
Fredonia will engage student leadership in formulating the practical applications of the guidelines below as well as a communication plan to campus.
Any student group requesting the use of a campus facility for an extracurricular activity will be required to submit a plan showing how it will follow and enforce campus guidelines concerning social distancing, mask-wearing and other aspects of safe operation.
We will encourage all groups that can utilize video meetings to do so. When in person gatherings are necessary, we will encourage students to utilize outdoor spaces, when possible. We will work with groups to determine and assign the best space for their needs based upon guidelines and protocols in place. We will work with the offices that support Student Activities to formalize plans and determine how non-compliance would be handled. Information to be considered for approval:
- Number of participants
- Nature of the activity
- Use of space by other groups
In addition, off-campus club events will not be permitted for the Fall semester.
Intramurals, in a limited fashion, may be offered in the fall semester based upon current information and guidelines. Preference will be given to intramural sports that allow for additional social distancing and take place outdoors.
Club sports, in a limited fashion, may be offered in the fall semester based upon current information and guidelines. Club sports, due to the nature of the contests taking place against competition from outside of campus, present an additional challenge as well.
Performances (Music, Theatre, Art Gallery)
The density of audiences attending these performances will be greatly reduced. Additionally, some of these events may be limited to “student audiences” and may not be made available to the general public. All members of the audience will be required to wear facial coverings.
Guest artists previously booked to perform in the Rockefeller Arts Center for Fall 2020 will likely be booked for Fall 2021. The Office of Campus Life has already cancelled Family Weekend and Homecoming will likely be moved away from Fall 2020. Student recruiting sessions will be handled either remotely or in small groups to comply with State guidelines regarding size of gatherings.