Labor Day Weekend guidance

Sept. 3, 2021

Dear Students,

I hope your fall semester has gotten off to a great start! As the first week of the semester is coming to a close, please know that we all appreciate your work in helping keep yourselves and fellow Green Knights safe. As you know, this upcoming weekend is the Labor Day holiday. While it may be tempting to go home or visit friends at other campuses, I encourage you to stay at SNC and engage with your peers in safe ways. I'd like to share with you a few ideas on how you can do just that, as well as a few COVID-19 safety reminders.

Weekend Events and Activities

  • Hypnotist Chris Jones, Friday, Sept. 3, at 7 p.m. at the Campus Center Lounge. Chris Jones is a hypnotist, comedian and the host of upcoming prank series Double Take on Facebook Watch. Click here for more information. Free admission for students!
  • Men’s soccer vs. College of St. Scholastica, Friday, Sept. 3, at 7:30 p.m., at Schneider Stadium. Free admission for students!
  • The SNC football team opens the 2021 season against Loras College on Saturday, Sept. 4, at 1 p.m. at Schneider Stadium. Free admission for students!
  • Women’s soccer vs. UW-La Crosse Saturday, September 4, at 5:30 p.m., at Schneider Stadium. Free admission for students!
  • Campus Center Bonfire, Sunday, Sept. 5, from 7-9:30 p.m. Join Residential Education & Housing for a bonfire and s'mores on the Campus Center Patio!
  • Sunday Worship at Old St. Joseph Church at 10am or 7pm.
  • Looking for more options in the surrounding community? Check out this list of things to do to make your Labor Day weekend a memorable one.

Safety Reminders
As we welcome the return of a more traditional co-curricular and residential experience on campus, please remember that masking remains mandatory inside all campus buildings regardless of vaccination status. This also applies in the dining facilities when you leave your table. With your help and adherence to SNC protocols, we believe these strategies will help keep our campus safe, open and operating in a near-normal manner throughout the semester. Thank you for protecting the well-being of your fellow Green Knights, and for ensuring we’re doing all we can to remain on campus together.

  • Masks: In response to accelerating COVID-19 case counts across the state and in consultation with local public health authorities, SNC is currently requiring all students, faculty and staff – including those who are vaccinated and unvaccinated – to wear masks indoors in all campus buildings. Click here for additional information regarding Fall 2021 COVID-19 Guidelines.
  • Surveillance Testing: Unvaccinated students will be required to participate in regular surveillance screening. Students will be notified via email by Health Services for the need to test; students who elect to be tested in Health Services will be charged $20 for this testing. Students may get tested off site, but they must upload the results to Medicat that same week. Students who refuse to participate in screening will be subject to sanctions from the office of student judicial affairs. 
  • Vaccination: The college continues to strongly recommend all eligible persons be vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have a medical condition that prevents them from doing so. COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, free and widely available. Everyone ages 12 and older is recommended to get a COVID-19 vaccine to help protect themselves and others from COVID-19. And if you get your first dose of any COVID-19 vaccine from a vaccine provider located in Wisconsin between Aug. 20 and Sept. 6, you get $100 through the state of Wisconsin’s vaccine reward program!

Remember these safety strategies:

  • Wear your mask indoors in all campus buildings.
  • Get vaccinated.
  •  Keep your distance.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • Contact Health Services immediately if you experience COVID-19 symptoms or believe you might have been exposed to the virus: 920-403-3266. Please also refer to the attached exposure protocols for students.
  • Take care of each other.

Enjoy your first long weekend of the year on campus! But please continue prioritizing the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff and adjacent communities. We need your help in continuing the semester in the fashion in which it started.

Be well, Green Knights!

Mr. Webb

Joseph J. Webb
Vice President for Student Affairs
St. Norbert College