Fall 2021 Campus Reopening Plans
Slippery Rock University has unveiled its plans for the fall 2021 semester with full consideration to the evolving circumstances pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic. SRU is planning for a "more traditional college experience," when classes begin Aug. 23, according to University officials.
SRU's fall 2021 semester plan includes the following:
- Residence halls will be operating at near capacity but with no more than two students to a room. For fall 2021, we expect to have more than 2,300 residents on campus. More Housing info for new students can be found on the Housing webpage and in this video from Mimi Campbell, Associate Director for Housing Accommodations.
- In-person dining will resume.
- SRU will offer substantially more face-to-face courses, accounting for more than 80% of all instruction.
- A return to in-person, co-curricular activities.
- Student-athletes will compete in intercollegiate athletic events, and those contests will include some form of fan attendance.
- Study-abroad programs will likely recommence as travel restrictions are lifted, albeit with fewer students.
To accommodate more in-person classes, the University is increasing the number of rooms on campus that can more safely host classes. This will include adjusting learning spaces to feature socially distanced seating configurations and plexiglass barriers. SRU will also have enhanced cleaning procedures that will not only increase the frequency of cleaning but feature the addition of more than 125 ionization units that have been shown to eliminate 99% of viruses, bacteria and molds.
"Our goal is to operate in a more traditional fashion in the fall, one that maximizes in-person opportunities for living, learning, and socializing," SRU President William Behre said. "Our decision-making is driven by an assumption that most of our community will be vaccinated by the start of classes in August.
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