Donnelly College plans to return to in-person instruction on campus beginning in the fall 2020 term. The term will start on August 31, 2020, two weeks later than previously planned. We are revising our courses to accommodate 50% capacity, implementing technology to allow for remote learning and considering new policies and practices which will minimize the amount of students on campus at any one time.
We will continue to follow all CDC recommendations for safety on campus including temperature checks, increased sanitizing stations, social distance markings and the required use of face coverings and other protective equipment. Switching to remote learning this spring was a necessary step and has had positive results. But like any action so drastic, it has interrupted and postponed the educational processes so many of our first-generation college students have relied on. In a student survey on distance learning administered in May 2020, 53% of Donnelly students prefer in-person learning.
COVID-19 will remain a fact of life with no vaccine in the near future. Donnelly College will take every safety measure it can to manage this health crisis to maximize the safety of all employees and students.
Welcome back Dragons!