Texas Woman’s University again will kick off Welcome Week with breakfast for faculty and staff, albeit in a scaled-back fashion.
The university traditionally has served breakfast on Pioneer Circle in Denton as well as in Dallas and Houston for faculty and staff on those campuses who don’t make the trek up north. The COVID-19 pandemic forced Welcome Week activities online last year, but the availability of vaccines and the wearing of masks seemed to slow the spread. However, concerns have grown over the recent uptick in the number of reported cases.
Chancellor Carine Feyten addressed these concerns in a survey to gather feedback from faculty and staff about Fall Assembly events. More than half the survey respondents indicated they would attend virtually. A total of 28% said they wanted to attend both the assembly and the breakfast in person.
The chancellor noted in an Aug. 6 email that breakfast will take place as scheduled (8:30 a.m., Monday, Aug. 16, on Pioneer Circle), but those who plan to attend are asked to RSVP to help minimize food waste. The menu and setup for the outdoor breakfast will be altered to minimize lines.
Outdoor options are not available on the Dallas and Houston campuses, so those breakfasts will be grab-and-go (Room 3620 in Dallas; on the second-floor bridge in Houston).
The Fall Assembly will begin at 10 a.m. in the Margo Jones Performance Hall. Faculty and staff are not required to attend in person but are welcome to do so. Those who do attend in person are asked to wear a mask for the sake of others around them. The event will be livestreamed and recorded.
Check the Welcome Week 2021 website for more information about events scheduled during the week. And don't forget to have your headshot taken by marketing and communication.