August 3, 2020

Dear students and families,

With a little more than a month remaining before the start of the fall semester, I wanted to touch base to share with you a helpful resource that will likely assist in answering some questions regarding the college’s plans for a safe return to in-person instruction. This morning, the college launched a revamped version of our COVID-19 informational website found at The purpose of this website is to provide students, families and the greater campus community a central location in which to find the most up-to-date policies and procedures, as well updates regarding operational changes at the college.

Some key categories where you will find additional details include:

These categories should allow users to easily navigate the site in order to find information most relevant to them. You will also find a list of my most recent correspondence with the campus community under the “From the President” section, as well as a list of college employees under “Important Contacts” who can likely answer specific questions you may have.

As you know, the situation surrounding COVID-19 remains incredibly fluid, with guidelines from both state and national health officials changing almost daily. That being said, the college’s guidelines and policies may warrant changes in the weeks ahead of the start of the semester, and even once the semester has begun. Please be sure to check this website – as well as your Colby-Sawyer email – regularly to ensure that you’ve been made aware of any changes.

I’d also like to invite you to join us in celebrating the Class of 2020 during the college’s virtual Commencement ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 8. The ceremony will viewable on the college’s Commencement website at and go live at 1:30 p.m. A recording will also be made available on the college’s YouTube channel shortly after the conclusion of the ceremony.

Finally, I appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to work to ensure a safe return to in-person instruction and will provide additional updates when warranted. Enjoy the remainder of your summer, and I look forward to seeing you on campus soon.

Kind regards,

Susan D. Stuebner, Ed.D.
President and Professor of Social Sciences and Education