Kentucky Wesleyan College’s president Thomas Mitzel announced Tuesday plans for the upcoming school year.
The following is an excerpt from the message:
We at Kentucky Wesleyan College are focused during this time in preparing for our fall 2020 semester and academic year.
We will be bringing all of our students back to campus. In preparation for their return, we have been following the Kentucky guidelines for safety as well as those of the CDC and various higher education safety models. The campus will necessarily flow differently as we work through the COVID-19 pandemic, but it will still resonate with the strong Panther pride and history of which you are all such an important part.
The following calendar changes will occur for the fall 2020 semester:
- Classes will begin on Aug. 17
- Labor Day Holiday will be canceled with classes held
- Fall Break will be canceled with classes held
- Regular classes will conclude Nov. 24
- Finals will occur after the Thanksgiving break via online delivery
To alleviate large crowds while moving back onto campus, students will be invited back in “waves” prior to the start of classes. Cancellation of the Holiday Break and Fall Break help to keep our community on campus with less potential exposure to COVID-19.
Classrooms have been reset to allow for physical distancing. Courses will be taught in a hybrid fashion, allowing students to attend classes during part of the week while keeping up with material online during other parts of the week.
Campus areas have been arranged to allow physical distancing to increase safety. Many activities will be scheduled to be held outside.