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Midland University plans for in-person classes in Fall

Midland University plans for in-person classes in Fall

May 1st , 2020

Midland University has announced plans to return to in-person classes for the fall 2020 semester.

“Our plans are to reopen and resume in-person classes and co-curricular activities as scheduled this fall,” Midland University President Jody Horner said in a letter to students. “The details around how we do this safely are being discussed and will be communicated at a later date. We will follow government and health department guidelines to help ensure the safety of our students.”

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Midland was at the national forefront in shifting to online instruction on March 9 and will continue in that capacity through the end of the spring semester.

Horner said she was pleased the way students, faculty, and staff pivoted so quickly in March to a new method of teaching and learning. “I’m proud of our community. I think we acted swiftly and made good decisions together,” she said. “The essence of who we are is exemplified by our residential and in-person community. We are better together.”

With three months of preparation time before students are scheduled to arrive for the fall semester, Midland leaders will be diligent in exploring various scenarios to allow for a smooth transition when students return to campus.

“We intend to do whatever it takes to come together safely in the fall,” Horner said. “We know this is a fluid situation and plans can change. All of our efforts from now through August will be focused on bringing everyone back safely together.”