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The Path Forward

The Path Forward

text that read The Path Forward Bay Path University's Spring 2021 Opening Plan



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Bay Path University is pleased to announce The Path Forward: our plan that details the opening for spring 2021.

We are planning for a smooth semester welcoming students to residence halls and on-ground and online classes. And we remain vigilant that, as we all learn to live with COVID together, there may be changes as the pandemic evolves. While we can’t predict the future, we will be prepared to respond quickly and thoroughly as required and will work with you to ensure that any necessary transitions will be smooth and will not interrupt your education. We are here for you always, and deeply committed to your success and well-being. 

Over 75 members of the Bay Path community, representing virtually every aspect of our University, participated in working groups, conducted external research, reviewed medical and public health guidelines, evaluated options, and ultimately presented the recommendations that form The Path Forward plan.

In the coming weeks and months, we encourage you to revisit this site where updates and additional information will be posted, as we will continue to monitor federal, state and local guidelines in relation to the ongoing developments of the COVID-19 pandemic.

President Doran's Announcement to the Community

“As a member of the Bay Path community, you are part of a safe and caring community, where every voice is heard and respected, where kindness is part of the fabric of our institution, where every journey is embraced, where diversity of every form is valued, where every pathway is exalted. Together, we will embrace the guidelines to ensure a healthy Bay Path community, not because it is required, but because we choose to.” - President Sandra J. Doran, JD

You can read President Doran’s complete message to the community here.

Our Guiding Principles

The four Guiding Principles inform all of us as to the direction of our decision-making, and more important, affirm how we must practice respect, tolerance and kindness within the Bay Path community.

  • First, all aspects of the health and well-being of all our students and our entire community are paramount.
  • Second, the delivery of our academic programs, services, and co-curricular activities will continue to foster achievement and engagement among each of our unique student populations.
  • Third, our decision-making is based on data, science, and the guidelines established by external experts and we will be prepared to respond quickly and effectively as demanded by evolving public-health concerns.
  • And finally, our ability to teach and learn together in a safe environment requires that all members of our community lean on one another and follow established guidelines consistently and compassionately. “We all share and accept the responsibility for keeping ourselves and each other healthy.”