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Campus Life Today

April 1, 2020

Hello, Campus Life Colleagues!

We hope this message finds you safe and sound in your traditional or alternative workplaces. As we manage the COVID-19 crisis, we know the value in keeping our Campus Life staff informed, engaged, and connected. As Enku noted in her message to staff last week, we are in unprecedented times and we need to take care of one another.

This is the first issue of our Campus Life Today weekly staff newsletter. It replaces the ECL Connections newsletter as Campus Life responds to the demands of the new normal.

It is my privilege to lead the newly formed Campus Life Today Newsletter Working Group, which represents various units across our division. This group participated in the development of the new newsletter and will regularly push fresh content to our communications team to produce each issue. Our goal is to bring valuable news and some joy to you and all members of our Campus Life community.

Thank you for all you are doing to help Emory University and our students in these difficult times. We look forward to staying in touch.

Hail the Gold and Blue, and Go Eagles!

Bridget Guernsey Riordan
Assistant Vice President of Campus Life
On behalf of Campus Life Today Newsletter Working Group

Listen to the Message

Housing for students during COVID-19

All Emory students remaining in university housing have been moved to the Atlanta campus.


A huge thank you to everyone who helped during move-out! You are awesome and we could not have done it without you! Read the Emory Report story: “All hands on deck: Emory staff exhibit ‘can-do’ spirit and enduring sense of community.”

Healt and Wellness Tips

During these times, it's important to take care of yourselves and each other. So, the Healthy Emory Move More Challenge is pressing forward. You can still sign up via Health Emory Connect. Track your daily steps and accumulate points that count toward your medical plan incentives or even to win weekly prizes. 

Book Club Welcomes All

The Campus Life Book is moving online and welcoming all. Participants will engage using ZOOM online for discussion of two books. On April 9, the group will explore Jose Antonio Vargas’ Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen(2019). The conversation will begin at 5 pm. The book is available on Amazon

Campus Life Book Salon

The April 29 conversation will explore Manal al-Sharif's Daring To Drive: A Saudi Woman's Awakening (2017). To participate in one or both conversations, email Ed Lee III at

Working Through COVID-19

Working from home can be difficult. Check out the tips linked below. If you find useful tips, send them to us at the email address below.

Five ways to thrive while working from home during the coronavirus pandemic

Emory HR: Working Through COVID-19

Family Staff Assistant Program

Children and Family

Campus Life resources during the COVID-19 outbreak

Emory University COVID-19 Updates

Share Your Ideas

If you have suggestions for topics for this newsletter, please email us at: