Fall 2021 Planning

Fall 2021 Gateway Campus Arrival Process


Rolks Report Live Webinar: Announcements for Fall 2021 

Aug. 11, 2021, 3-4 p.m.

President Christopher F. Roellke, PhD, and university leadership discussed plans for Fall 2021, as the university implements health and safety measures to mitigate issues associated with the COVID-19 Delta variant during a webinar on Aug. 11.

Stetson University announced it is requiring all full-time employees to be fully vaccinated and to register their vaccination with the university by Sept. 30. Exemptions will be allowed for religious or medical reasons. Human Resources has provided a full outline, including steps for those seeking an exemption.

AdventHealth Daytona Beach Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Joe Smith, MD offered this update for the Stetson community on the impact of the Delta variant, advice for students and the importance of masks in our current environment. 

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  • Asal Johnson, PhD, Associate Professor of Public Health  
  • Johana Burgos, RN, Director of Student Health Services  
  • Lynn Schoenberg, Co-Interim VP of Campus Life and Student Success, Dean of Students and Co-Chair of the Safer Campus Task Force   
  • Theresa Radwan, JD, Professor of Law and Co-Chair of the Safer Campus Task Force  
  • Michèle Alexandre, JD, Dean of the College of Law   
  • Noel Painter, PhD, Provost and EVP  
  • Drew Macan, Associate Vice President for Human Resources and Organizational Development

For more information, visit our FAQ page. Previous webinars and messages from President Roellke are available on the Messages from President Roellke webpage.

Rolks Report Live: What will Your Stetson Fall and Summer 2021 Experience Be? 
March 25, 2021, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
President Christopher F. Roellke, PhD, and a panel of Stetson's leadership team held a virtual discussion on university planning for Fall 2021. Topics included classes, housing, campus life and financial aid; how current and new students can best participate in summer programs; and what to expect for our end of year awards and commencement ceremonies. 

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  • Noel Painter, PhD, Provost and EVP
  • Bonisha Townsend-Porter, Director of Student Development and Campus Vibrancy
  • Larry Correll-Hughes, EdD, Assistant Vice President of Campus Life and Student Success and Executive Director of Residential Living and Learning
  • Ray Nault, Interim Vice President of Enrollment Management
  • Mitchell Reddish, PhD, Professor of Religious Studies and Chair
  • Julie Hunter, Director of University Events

 A Message from the President

In a March 10 message, President Christopher F. Roellke, PhD, called on the Stetson community to come together on March 18, for a COVID Remembrance to mark the one-year anniversary of COVID-19’s impact on Stetson, and the health and safety of the entire university. He indicated the community should begin planning now for repopulation of the DeLand campus in late May in preparation for an on-campus, in-person Fall 2021. 

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A Message from the Provost

In his March 10 message to the community, Provost Noel Painter, PhD, discussed the planning and work ahead as the university begins to move back to the high touch, high value, in-person educational experience Stetson is known for, including the academic calendar, course scheduling, classroom capacity planning and course registration. Course registration has been delayed by one week to Monday, April 5 for undergraduates. Graduate registration is unchanged.

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