Despite the uncertainty surrounding the fall semester, Saint Joseph’s University is seeing some good signs regarding the future, writes Michelle Caffrey for the Philadelphia Business Journal.
With the socially distant on-campus tours by appointment resuming, the educational institution has seen its slots fill up “very very quickly,” said Saint Joseph’s University President Mark Reed.
“These are 16 [and] 17-year-olds and their parents, and despite everything going on, they are thinking about the future and going forward,” he said.
Saint Joseph’s is planning to implement a hybrid approach for classes this fall, similar to the majority of colleges and universities in the region.
This includes bringing students on campus and holding smaller in-person courses, with virtual options made available for everybody who would prefer them.
However, the school continues to look for guidance from the CDC and the state when making its decisions on how to move forward.
“It’s not about being on-ground above all else,” Reed said. “If being on-ground is not safe, is not appropriate, not recommended or not permitted, of course we will adjust our plans as needed.”
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