Dear Lurie College of Education Students —
Congratulations!!! You have made it through a remarkably challenging semester. You are to be commended for your resilience, persistence, and creativity as you navigated the circuitous path of this semester with grace, empathy, and determination.
I hope that you are now able to turn off the computer, step away from the zoom screen, and take a much needed and well deserved break. The stress that this time has brought is wearing on mind, body, and spirit. Please give yourselves time to rest and recuperate during the winter break. We need your passion and energy in the academic and career fields you have chosen to pursue… and therefore, we need you to take care of yourselves!!
If you are experiencing challenges, please know that we are here to support you. Our Lurie College student success center is a great resource to help with questions about courses, finances, and university resources. Counseling and Psychological Services provides counseling support and crisis intervention. And our Lurie College hardship fund provides financial support for those experiencing unanticipated financial challenges. You are not alone. We believe in you and are here to support you.
For those who graduated on Friday — Congratulations!! We are very proud of your success and excited to see you shine in your chosen fields!
For our continuing students — Enjoy a wonderful break! We look forward to seeing you back in January!