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OFFICE OF ACADEMIC DIVERSITY INITIATIVES

What a way to start a new year!

As if 2020 wasn’t otherworldly enough, the month of January has seen a riotous storming of the Capitol Building followed by history being made in the form of Vice-President Kamala Harris. The ebbs and flows of life have been on full display over the past 12 months; however, what sustains me and what I hope sustains you, are foundations and values that ground authentically good work, good systems, and good people. So as we transition into a new semester, OADI remains grounded to our mission to support our students and will be opening on February 10th.

Although, there are positive signs of turning a corner regarding COVID-19 and our ability to once again come together as a campus; we remain steadfast in our commitment to the values of student support and safety.

As a result, OADI will continue its modified hours of operation schedule from last semester as well as our reservation-system. Nevertheless, we plan to continue offering opportunities to connect and learn via our virtual “Tuesday Lunch Speaker Series” and a new OADI “6ft of Conversation Podcast”…who knows, we may be asking you to be one of our guests!

New beginnings built upon solid foundations.

Providing continued support while staying connected as a OADI community is our commitment to you as we begin this new adventure called Spring 2021!

Go Big Red!

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Dates of Operation

Opening Date: Wednesday, February 10th

Last Day Opened for Spring 2021 Semester: Thursday, May 20th

 

Days & Hours of Operation

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays; 9:00am – 4:00pm (EST)

(Closed 12:00-1:00pm)

 

Onsite Services Provided - Visitors will only have access to these OADI services via reservation-only:

  1. Computer Lab & Printing (15-minute or 45-minute sessions)
  2. Individual Study Tables (45-minute sessions)
  3. Laptop Loaner Program via email request only.
  • All scheduled visitors will be required to check-in at the OADI Front Desk in Suite 200.
  • No Drop-In Visitors are Allowed. Again, our objective is to maintain safety standards regarding usage of space. We want to keep our staff and you safe!
  • All other OADI programming and services, including advising, remain Virtual. Contact your OADI Advisor directly or visit the OADI website: https://oadi.cornell.edu

OADI Tuesday Lunch Schedule: https://oadi.cornell.edu/oadi-events/series-events/tuesday-lunch-engagement.html

LSC Tutoring: http://lsc.cornell.edu/tutoring/

Expectations

The reason Cornell continues to experience an extremely low prevalence-rate is in no small part to our student commitment to the understanding that campus safety is a shared-commitment…WE are indeed the community!

Consequently, we ask that OADI visitors scheduled to enter our space following a few important processes:

  • Flow through the Space: Please follow posted CCC and OADI signage regarding entering and exiting the OADI suite and CCC building.
  • Check-in at OADI front desk: Regarding contact-tracing, reserving a space is only part of the equation; we have to track who actually shows up. All visitors are required to check-in.
  • Compliance: As mentioned previously, we want to keep everyone who enters OADI safe and we want to stay open. Please comply with signage and safety prompts posted throughout the space.

Although we are confident that our visitors will respect our protocols and comply, we understand that’s not always the case; consequently, onsite OADI staff (including our student workers) reserve the right to respectfully ask all visitors to comply with safety protocols. We ask that all visitors reciprocate the level of calm and respect that will be shown to you.

Stay Informed & Stay Safe

Remember, WE are the community, and have the power to stay informed and stay safe!