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Staying Healthy Together Pledge

In July 2020, all returning students were required to read and acknowledge the “Staying Healthy, Together Commitment” pledge below. Agreeing to this commitment was a prerequisite of being allowed to return to campus for move-in and/or the first day of classes. This policy notes that due to the unpredictable nature of COVID-19, Belmont’s health and safety protocols may be updated and signees are committed to adapting their behavior to any such changes.

On Aug. 20, 2020, a new protocol was added based on COVID-19 outbreaks at other college campuses due to social gatherings: “For this reason we are implementing another new health and safety protocol for students that we will consider a requirement under our Staying Healthy, Together commitment. Students may not organize, host, promote or attend large on or off campus gatherings, parties, concerts or other events that go against our guidelines for gatherings where mask wearing and social distancing cannot be properly observed. Failure to abide by this expectation could result in temporary suspension, restricted access to campus, or having to complete the term remotely.”

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