Morgan State University plans to reopen campus for fall semester

University officials say they will release more details by the end of the month.

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Courtesy of Morgan State University

Jordan D. Brown, Staff Writer

With the 2019-2020 academic year coming to an end, University President David Wilson has been working with his administrative team and the New Campus Reopening and Readiness Committee to plan the fate of the fall 2020 semester.

On Tuesday, Morgan State University announced that the campus is planning to reopen in the fall, according to a press release.

“Pending any new prohibitive guidance from the State,” the release stated, “At this current time, Morgan State University plans to reopen its campus in the fall, resuming full instruction.”

Currently, Gov. Larry Hogan has not made any decisions regarding the openings of schools and universities in the fall. But, the state of Maryland has begun to lift a few social distancing restrictions and open up outdoor activities.

If the campus opens in the fall, students will be given a course delivery model that includes both face-to-face instruction and remote learning. 

Additionally, the university will create a plan that will enforce social distancing practices for students to limit the spread of COVID-19 in on-campus residence halls. 

“By the end of the month the university will be issuing more comprehensive details regarding fall operations to further assist returning and prospective students with their planning and decision making,” the press release said. 

Larry Jones, the assistant vice president of public relations and strategic communications, stated that more information will be coming on June 1.

“We wanted to provide a brief update in the interim,” Jones said.