New policies for Wingate students

Staff Writer: Amy Cenname

The 2020-2021 school year for Wingate Students has looked very different compared to the past school years due to COVID-19. Due to the pandemic, Wingate University has taken the proper measurements to keep its students, faculty, and staff safe by installing new policies on its campus.

Although some students are returning to campus, some students have worries about returning and being back on campus.

“It’s very different for me. It is a lot of change, but I’m so glad we are back on campus. I am willing to do whatever protocols to keep us safe so we can stay on campus,” Peyton Quisenberry said.

Michael Reynolds, Wingate University’s Dean of Campus Life, has made sure that students are well informed of the consequences if they choose to not follow by the rules of proper social distancing and wearing a mask.

“I think people are really taking things seriously and it’s pretty refreshing. I don’t feel scared on campus and everyone wants to be safe,” Tanya Crump said. 

In the latest email, Reynolds said, “We will shift to the hyflex mode of instruction, including in-person undergraduate classes. As a reminder, a mask or face-covering is required when indoors, including classroom spaces. Students who show up to in-person instruction without a mask will not be able to participate.  Those who refuse to wear a mask may be referred to the Office of Community Standards.”

For more information on Wingate University’s Community Standards please visit https://www.wingate.edu/mygate/students/our-community-standards or contact the Director of Community Standards, Dr. April C. Smith at (704)-233-8023 or communitystandards@wingate.edu

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