In an email sent to students, faculty and staff on Friday, June 12, Lenoir-Rhyne University announced that classes will resume in person on campus for fall term beginning Monday, Aug. 24.
Classes will start as scheduled on Monday, Aug. 24, fall break will be eliminated and classes will end no later than Friday, Nov. 20. Exams will be scheduled the week after Thanksgiving and will be given remotely or online.
"We have made these changes after much consideration about how to preserve the LR educational experience and also ensure the health and safety of our faculty, staff and students on all three campuses," said Dr. Fred Whitt, president of Lenoir-Rhyne. "We will continue to monitor the pandemic situation and work with local, state and regional officials to make the best decisions we can."
Fall Term Information
- Coronavirus 2020 Fall Term Updates
- COVID-19: How to Protect Yourself and Others
- COVID-19 Presidential Task Force
Beginning Monday, June 15, all faculty, staff, students and visitors on campus are required to wear a mask. Hand sanitizer stations have been added throughout campus.
Class schedules also will be adjusted to help reduce the density in buildings and to allow for some elements to be delivered asynchronously. The changes include staggering the time between classes, allowing more time for cleaning and keeping most classes to one hour of in-person instruction at a time.
The changes to the calendar and guidelines for returning to campus were created with the assistance of the Presidential Task Force, comprised of faculty, staff and students from across the university.