UE Announces Return to Regular Operations for Fall 2021 Semester
Posted: Friday, March 19, 2021
The University of Evansville will return to normal operations and offer most courses in-person for the Fall 2021 semester, offering online and hybrid courses when appropriate. The plans were developed in accordance with COVID-19 trends at the local, state, and national levels, and recognize the increasing availability of vaccines and reduced rates of transmission.
“Since the pandemic arrived last year, we have been looking forward to the day when we can safely return to normal,” said Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz, University of Evansville president. “Even if there are precautions in place in the fall, we have every intention of providing the complete in-person college experience that is the foundation of our education at UE.”
Pietruszkiewicz also noted UE’s success in preventing the spread of COVID-19 on campus. For the 2020-2021 academic year, UE’s Coronavirus Task Force implemented several measures to protect the campus community. This included moving select classes to an online or hybrid format and reducing classroom density. As the task force continues to navigate the pandemic and adjust plans accordingly, the University expects a full return to regular in-person course offerings and activities for the fall.
“Our entire campus community has been very dedicated to protecting those around them by following the protocols in place,” Pietruszkiewicz said. “It is thanks to the support of each member that we have made it this far and can confidently look ahead to the fall.”
As safety remains a top priority, UE will continue to follow guidelines at the local, state, and national levels. Following direction from the CDC, some health and safety precautions may be in place for the campus, and it is certainly possible that external conditions could alter these plans.
The fall semester will follow a normal class schedule and is slated to begin Wednesday, August 25.