In a campus-wide email to returning students, Illinois State University President Larry Dietz assured recipients that campus will be open for the fall 2020 semester.
Classes will be a mix of face-to-face, hybrid and online teaching formats. Dietz also addressed that there will be new guidelines in place due to the pandemic. The new guidelines will protect the health and well-being of students, faculty and staff.
There will be limits placed on meeting and gathering sizes to accommodate the guidelines set in place by the state along with a high emphasis on cleanliness and preventing COVID-19.
“Your journey to Normal this fall means you will be entering the ‘new normal’ at Illinois State,” Dietz said in a statement. “We want you to learn, experience, and grow — and we also want you to be safe and healthy the entire academic year.”
Students can find further details about the operations for a safe and healthy return for the fall semester in Redbirds Return: A Progress Report for Fall 2020.
The full email can be read below.