Dear Geology Department Alumni/ae,

As many of you already know, thanks to the generous contributions of alumni/ae donors, we have been installing a new rock garden including features both interior and exterior to Van Wickle to better facilitate the hands-on approach to teaching that is the ethos of our department. We had hoped to hold a dedication for the rock garden along with an in-person celebration of the classes of 2020 and 2021 during parent’s weekend this fall. However, in light of the rise of the delta variant and increasing COVID caseloads across the country we have decided it is prudent to postpone these celebrations until we can be confident we can gather safely in-person.
We wish you a safe and healthy fall season and hope circumstances will permit us to invite you all back to campus for these celebrations in the spring.