COVID-19 RESPONSE

Open with Classes On-Campus

New traffic flow, entrance plan for Waldron Campus Center

Posted: July 29, 2020

There are two significant changes we want you to know and understand as we are about to start a new school year: The traffic flow through this building will be entirely different, and seating capacity throughout the building has been redesigned to align with “Covid capacity” guidance.

At least for the first few weeks of the fall semester, only three Waldron entrances will be open:

All other doors will be locked.  All exits will of course function as normal.  

This will direct all traffic toward our temperature check points at the north end of the main WCC concourse. 

Also, we have adjusted seating in all common areas throughout the Waldron Campus Center to be compliant with social-distancing protocols.  This has significantly reduced the number of available seats in the Beyer Cafeteria.  As a result, we will be offering the 219 suite and the second floor game room as overflow seating for students with to-go meals, while Metz will provide a meal plan buffet option in the Yehl Ballroom during lunch and dinner hours.

This scheduling adjustment will significantly limit the availability of 219 and Yehl for meetings and special events during the fall semester.  

We apologize for any inconvenience this causes and ask for your patience as we work toward accommodating the needs of our students during mealtimes and beyond.  

As we remain steadfast in our commitment to our students and to healthy social-distancing practices, we encourage you to please utilize remote conferencing platforms like Zoom as much as possible for meetings and events throughout the fall semester 2020.

For your convenience, we have created a document with diagrams of approved COVID-19 socially distanced setups for Waldron Campus Center spaces, with explanations of available technologies for each.  To view the document, please click here:  https://my.gannon.edu/campuslife/waldron/Pages/roomdimensions.aspx

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.  Stay safe, stay healthy, and GO KNIGHTS!

Your Waldron Campus Center Team,

Julie Glazier (Durst), assistant director for operations, The Knight Club & Fresh Café
Tracy Willover, event planning assistant
Brandon Fronk, assistant director, Technical Support
Sam Hyman, director