Wake Forest President announces major elements of plan to reopen for Fall 2020

In a message sent to the Wake Forest campus community today, President Nathan Hatch announced the major elements of the University’s plans to reopen for Fall 2020.

“Our intent is to create a path forward which prioritizes the health of our community, maintains flexibility and delivers an exceptional education to our students,” Hatch said. “I am grateful to the hundreds of faculty and staff who have dedicated themselves to designing our plans based on what we know at this time about the virus and how it is spread, even as public health conditions in North Carolina and around the globe evolve at a dizzying pace.”

The plan, titled “Our Way Forward,” covers the academic experience, housing and dining accommodations, and campus life. Details are available on the Our Way Forward website. 

Among the key provisions of the plan are:

  • The University will use a variety of teaching modalities to enhance the learning experience. Classes will be delivered online, in-person and through a blend of both. 
  • A public education campaign will outline expectations, and orientation programs will be held for students to help the campus community fully understand changes to campus life and community interactions related to the pandemic.

Undergraduate move-in will begin Aug. 17. On-campus instruction for undergraduate students, announced earlier this month, will run from Aug. 26 to Nov. 24 with no fall break. 

Read the full text of President Hatch’s message here.

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