Safe, Smart Campuses for the Pandemic and Beyond

October 12, 2020
Free Webinar | 2:00–3:00 PM Eastern

Presented in collaboration with SCUP and The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to define and redefine the college experience. To ensure the safety of students, faculty, and staff, colleges must rethink their campus spaces and design.

To examine how colleges are continuing to function during this extremely challenging situation, The Chronicle has gathered a group of design experts, architects, public-health officials, college leaders, and student affairs officers for a Virtual Forum on Monday, October 12. Join us as they discuss the lessons learned and how they are applying them to help everyone on campus thrive in spite of the present challenges.

  • How can crowd density and flow in living, dining, educational, and research environments be better controlled?
  • How can colleges create adequate quarantine and recovery areas even as they manage hard-hit budgets?
  • Which changes should be thought of as temporary, and which should be considered an opportunity to better campus life and advance environmental goals long-term?


Lee Gardner (Moderator)
Senior Writer
The Chronicle of Higher Education

Shawna Bolin (Presenter)
Associate Vice President, University Planning
Ohio University

Shannon Dowling (Presenter)
Senior Associate
Ayers Saint Gross
2020–2021 SCUP Fellow

Greg Havens (Presenter)

Cedric Howard (Presenter)
Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services
State University of New York at Fredonia

Paula Lee Swinford, MS, MHA (Presenter)
Director, Office for Health Promotion Strategy
Faculty, Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California