Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott Chancellor Anette Karlsson expressed regret that several traditional fall activities had been being canceled out of concerns for health and safety of the university community and thousands of parents, fans and supporters.
“We simply cannot risk holding large gatherings and events amid this ongoing pandemic,” she emphasized.
Among these were the OctoberWest Homecoming and the Wings Out West Airshow. Originally scheduled the first weekend in October, these events usually attract thousands of locals and visitors to the community.
Also canceled for the second time was the spring 2020 commencement, originally postponed because of the COVID-19 shutdown mandated this past May. The ceremony had been rescheduled for Oct. 2. It now has been rescheduled for some time in spring 2021.
Eagle varsity coaches and athletes and sports fans of soccer, volleyball and cross country are disappointed that the California Pacific Conference (Cal-Pac) announced that all fall sports competitions will be moved to spring 2021. Though coaches and athletes may schedule some training, intercollegiate competition dates will be realigned in cooperation with the Cal-Pac and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.
Those wanting current updates on ERAU campus activities can find them a www.prescott.erau.edu