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Dear Auburn Family,

You and your families are in our hearts and on our minds daily as we adjust to a world full of rapid change and increasing concern caused by the coronavirus pandemic. I am writing today to give you a brief update on where things stand at Auburn.

Let me begin by saying that, in times such as these, I’m especially grateful for land-grant universities such as Auburn. Our university was created, in part, to take on challenges that are often unforeseen and unpredictable. We are fortunate to be part of an institution that, at its core, stands on a network of knowledge and discovery connecting to people well beyond campus.

Sincerely,
Jay Gogue
President

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Creating solutions is a core component of our institutional identity, which should bring all of us comfort in today’s environment. Auburn is providing answers to the challenges before us, including innovative health and medical solutions, economic analysis, new learning techniques and much more. I encourage you to see how Auburn researchers and scientists are responding by visiting this site.

So much has changed in just the past few weeks. To help you stay informed, following is a summary of what may interest you most from around campus:

Auburn is operationally open
The university maintains regular operations, supported by dedicated staff, many working remotely while others are keeping mission-critical services running on campus. Although some services, including on-campus housing, campus dining, Auburn Libraries and the Recreation and Wellness Center are closed, many on-campus services remain open.

Robust instruction continues
Our faculty and students are adapting to new ways of teaching and learning. Our extraordinary faculty adeptly reimagined more than 5,000 classes, taking their instruction from in-person to remote delivery with inspiring enthusiasm. Auburn is one of the few institutions in the nation that never paused instruction during this transitional time. We expect to continue with all-remote instruction for two of the three summer sessions out of an abundance of caution.

Spring commencement postponed
We made the difficult decision to postpone spring commencement ceremonies, based on recommendations from public health officials. Today, we announced plans to combine spring and summer ceremonies on August 8 – 9, provided the pandemic has subsided. We are eager to celebrate our newest alumni when we are able to do so.

On-campus events canceled
With health and safety as our top priority, all on-campus events have been canceled through June 30. Likewise, the Southeastern Conference canceled all conference and non-conference competitions through the spring sport seasons. We also asked Auburn alumni clubs to postpone in-person meetings and adhere to CDC guidance through this same time period. Please visit the Alumni Association website for more information.

In an effort to keep you and the campus community informed, we have a COVID-19 information page with the latest from Auburn. It includes an opportunity to sign up for daily email updates.

Tough times forge character. If there has ever been a time to live the values of the Auburn Creed, this is it. Our family is scattered around the globe, but distance has never weakened our bond. In a time of social distancing and isolation, this is a truly wonderful and uniquely Auburn trait to have.

Thank you for your overwhelming support and for demonstrating the Auburn spirit, even during difficult times. Please stay healthy and safe.

TIGERS HELPING TIGERS

Commemorative Medallions

Your gift of $20.20 or more will give you the opportunity to receive a commemorative medallion to wear at commencement exercises.  Your gift can be designated to the school, college or unit of your choice. You can also honor someone of your choosing with your gift.

*For our May 2020 graduates, your commerative medallion will be mailed to you based off the information provided.

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20 for ’20

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The Auburn University Class of 2020 is experiencing a final semester unlike any other. Join the Auburn Alumni Association in supporting these seniors and graduate students by completing our 20 for ’20 form to share your wishes for the newest Auburn alumni! Responses will be compiled and shared with the graduating class on our website and app. Select responses will also be shared on social media.

Write a Note

Tiger Cub Activities

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Download our coloring pages for the Tiger Cubs to stay entertained at home.

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Connect with your Auburn Club

Find your Auburn Club

Network and support other alumni through your local Auburn Club. Meetings are suspended, but it’s a great resource to support your local businesses!

Search Today

Gift a Grad Membership

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Support Auburn’s May 2020 graduates by gifting a membership!

Gift an annual membership
Gift a life membership

NEWS FROM CAMPUS

East Alabama Medical Center Update

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Stay up to date with the East Alabama Medical Center

The Auburn Plainsman

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Read The Auburn Plainsman

Auburn University Updates

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Official Auburn University updates

The Front Line: Auburn Experts

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Check out what the Auburn faculty is doing on the front lines.

STAY CONNECTED

Auburn Magazine

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Need some good news or a mental break?  Read about your fellow Auburn alumni in the latest issue of Auburn Magazine.
Read Online

FOREVER AU APP

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The new app will allow you to be a few taps away from campus, classmates, membership renewals, events, news and COVID-19 updates.

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RESOURCES TO HELP YOU

Meyer & Associates Insurance Company

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The Auburn Alumni Association’s partner, Meyer and Associates, offers a range of insurance for alumni, including travel and small business insurance.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

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Read the latest recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  If you are sick with COVID-19 or think you might have COVID-19, follow the steps provided by CDC for yourself and to help protect other people in your home and community.

Alabama Department of Public Health

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The Alabama Department of Public Health is providing daily updates on COVID-19 counts, as well as state recommendations.  The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is the primary state health agency for the state of Alabama.

U.S. Small Business Administration

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The Small Business Administration is providing guidance and loan resources to small business owners.  Help you plan, launch, manage, and grow your small business.

Zoom Backgrounds/Facebook Frames

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Put a little Auburn in your Zoom calls! Download these backgrounds today, or update your Facebook profile with our special frames.

Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES)

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The Alabama Cooperative Extension has tons of resources, from instructions on making a face mask to dealing with stress to backyard bingo for kids!

CURRENT STUDENT OR PARENT?

University Admissions

BE “VIRTUALLY” SOCIAL

Join the Auburn Family on Social media at home!

Use the hastags #AuburnFamily #youbelong  #WarEagle #fearlessandtrue and #aspiritisnotafraid

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IS YOUR ALUMNI RECORD UP TO DATE?

UPDATE HERE

Believe in the Auburn Creed during challenging times like these.

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