May 8, 9:00 am: Opening Fall Semester

Announcement from the President

Dear Crown Community:

As we near the end of the 2019-2020 academic year we naturally look back and look forward.

We will always remember this year for the disruptive toll that COVID-19 took in our personal lives, our college experience, our economy, and for many, their very health and well-being.

I will also always remember with admiration the resilience you have exhibited in the face of an interrupted semester. Your patience and persistence and faithfulness—as students, faculty, staff, administration, and board—illustrate the quality of the Crown spirit inspired by faith in Jesus.

I am sure you and your family have many questions as we look ahead. The main question is simply this: will the Crown campus open in August as scheduled?

I am pleased to announce that we fully intend to open the campus for Fall classes starting August 26. We are on pace to have one of our best enrollments in recent years. If so, we will prove the pundits wrong who predict that enrollment across the country may be down significantly.

I hope you are as eager as I am to be back in face-to-face Christian community together. It is what makes Crown the special place that it is. I have missed you and I know you have missed each other. Perhaps there is nothing like absence to make our hearts grow fonder toward being back together again.

Our primary concern is to provide a safe and healthy environment for you when you return. Our COVID-19 response team is hard at work to prepare for whatever challenges may come our way. We are doing everything within our power to welcome you back to the beautiful 200-acre Crown campus in August.

Until there is a vaccine, the world will not be coronavirus-free. But we will make Crown coronavirus-safe. This involves detailed plans for testing, tracking, treating, and containing. While not immune, Crown College is in one of the safest places in one of the safest counties in Minnesota.

As we look forward to seeing you this fall, I am reminded of something King Solomon knew about his leadership. He observed, “You can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail.” (Proverbs 19:21, NLT)

Trusting that it is His purpose for us to be together in person this Fall,

Joel Wiggins