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Clock winds down, anticipation ramps up on countdown to fall 2020 at BW

students in masks on Baldwin Wallace campus"BW Be Safe" plans and protocols are in place and the countdown to the fall 2020 semester at Baldwin Wallace University is almost complete.

With a nod to "the incredible resilience and talents of our students, faculty and staff," BW President Bob Helmer has encouraged students to see the possibility and promise in the year ahead as the University creates a compelling new chapter of the BW experience.

"As is always the case at BW," he noted, "each member of our community has an important contribution to make on our shared journey this fall."

Back-to-school to-dos

BW Be SafeAhead of a staggered move-in period and the beginning of classes on August 24, students are receiving email instructions that add some new items on the back-to-school to-do list this year.

Health-minded tasks include preparing to use BW's required Daily Health Check-in app and completing COVID-19 health and safety training online, which requires a commitment to the BW Be Safe pledge.

Communication and caring

In addition to weekly summer emails, the University is regularly adding and updating information and answers to frequently asked questions online at

"Our pledge is to continue to communicate regularly with our community as we move forward together," said President Helmer. "Transparent communication, commitment to our values and caring for each other are all essential to a successful semester ahead."

Student in mask on campusCampus life

Life on BW's beautiful Berea campus may look a little different this year, but the same welcoming BW people who are the keys to the BW experience - companionable classmates, wise faculty mentors and helpful staff - are smiling behind those bright gold Yellow Jacket masks.

In the following video, BW Student Body President Aru Gupta demonstrates the new look of daily campus life together.

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