University of Evansville prepares to welcome students in the fall

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) — The University of Evansville announced it intends to return to campus for in-person instruction for the Fall 2020 term no later than August 26.

UE says it has planned a gradual reopening of offices, labs, and other campus spaces. The plans include preparations for in-person campus visits as well as procedures and protocols for students’ return to campus for the fall semester.

“Based on feedback from our faculty, staff, and students, we are committed to in-person classes this fall,” said UE President Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz. “Reopening campus is a monumental task, but we have been working for months on plans to reopen safely. Throughout this pandemic, our guiding principles have included supporting the safety and well-being of our entire campus community, continuing to provide a transformative educational experience, and considering the public health implications of our actions.”

Instruction will be designed for in-person experiences but will include hybrid and online classes as well to maintain social distancing.

“We will continue to monitor the health of our community closely and provide updates frequently,” said President Pietruszkiewicz. “We look forward to welcoming our returning students back to campus and extending a warm welcome – at a safe social distance – to the new members of our UE family.”

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(This story was originally published on May 28, 2020)

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