Auburn announces plans for on-campus classes during fall semester
As we approach the 2020 fall semester, many schools around the country are planning their on-campus instruction around a potential second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We’ve seen a number of universities across the country adopt a model that has in-person classes ending just before Thanksgiving.
Now, according to the Auburn provost, Bill Hardgrave, Auburn will also adopt that model for the 2020 fall semester:
Auburn University's fall semester will start as scheduled on Aug. 17 and end on-campus instruction on Nov. 24 — the Tuesday before Thanksgiving — per provost Bill Hardgrave. No fall break. Final exams will be done remotely.
— Josh Vitale (@JoshVitale) June 16, 2020
“[This plan] is what we believe we can do in August,” Hardgrave said in The Plainsman’s article. “That all could change, and we will continue to monitor and respond based upon external forces. The plan tries to be as flexible as possible for students; we certainly want good student retention but also good student academic progress toward graduation.”
As with other news recently, this seems to be good news for a potential football season. We’ll see how things progress over the next month.