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Safe Re-Opening on August 19 is Target for Task Force

Baylor faculty, coaches, staff, and administrators are spending the summer months preparing for the coming year to ensure a safe return to campus and re-opening of school.

Headmaster Scott Wilson ’75 has organized a task force focused on the broad areas of student health and well-being; campus operations; academics and instruction, and communications.  Questions and possible scenarios vary widely and change daily, but there is a steady commitment to deliver the best learning outcomes and community experience possible, while ensuring the health and safety of Baylor students, faculty, staff, and campus families.

Many of our alumni have reached out asking for information on emerging plans for reopening the campus, so we have added a new section on our website as a place to share details as soon as we are able to do so in a factual manner. 

There is also a great deal of interest in how alumni weekend and our fall reunions might occur as scheduled Oct. 2-4, how regional gatherings will take place, and what types of “virtual” experiences or gatherings we can provide.

In regard to alumni weekend, we sincerely hope we will be able to safely celebrate reunion milestones, and the decision to do so will be based on the latest health information and expert guidance.  Naturally, at this time we do not know what that guidance will be in the fall, and plans will continue to evolve over the summer.

We ask for your flexibility and patience as staff work in partnership with reunion class chairs, Baylor administrators, and local venues as we navigate the coming months. The aim will be to keep you aware with updates as they are known and confirm any new plans if they develop.  We will do this through emails and social media posts, as well as this alumni tab on Baylor’s official COVID-19 protocols page. 

If you have any questions in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact Scotty Smith ’89, Director of Alumni Affairs at or 423/605-1641.

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