(This article was last updated at 2:40 p.m. on April 27.)
The coronavirus pandemic has left college leaders facing difficult decisions about when to reopen campuses and how to go about it. The Chronicle is tracking individual colleges’ plans.
Most colleges remain uncommitted on whether they’ll offer in-person classes in the fall or when they’ll decide. Some colleges have made their intentions clearer, and we’re listing them here.
New additions are Chapman, East Tennessee State, Emory, George Mason, George Washington, Harvard, Marquette, Shenandoah, Virginia Commonwealth, and Yale Universities; Macalester College; and the Universities of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Mary Washington, Pittsburgh, South Carolina, Tennessee at Knoxville, Texas at Austin, and Virginia.
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Here’s an alphabetical list of colleges that have either disclosed their plans, mentioned them in news reports, or set a deadline for deciding:
Beloit College — shifting to a “module based semester” to allow flexibility to move toward either online or in-person classes
Boston University — leaning toward in-person classes
Brown University — leaning toward in-person classes
California Baptist University — “planning to resume on-ground classes for the fall semester”
California State University at Fullerton — “Our goal is face-to-face, on-campus instruction,” but faculty are being asked to prepare to start the fall semester teaching online.
Chapman University — “optimistically planning for a safe return in the fall with social distancing and safety constraints in place”
Centre College — block-scheduling courses in shorter segments to allow flexibility to shift toward either in-person or remote learning
Christopher Newport University — “We are planning for our classes to resume on campus in the fall“ depending on the state of coronavirus and guidance from state and federal authorities.
Claremont Colleges — “Committed” to in-person fall classes, but no final decision expected till July 1
Clemson University — exploring a range of scenarios, from in-person classes to entirely online
Cornell University — no decision expected until June
Drury University — planning to reopen in the fall
Read the full list and the most recent updates at Chronicle.com.