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Welch College plans to alter the Fall 2020 schedule in light of COVID-19 concerns, according to Provost Matthew McAffee. Fall face-to-face classes will begin on campus Monday, August 24, one day earlier than originally scheduled. The Monday before classes begin is usually set aside to register returning students who did not pre-register during the spring 2020 semester. Returning students will still be able to register or make adjustments to their course schedules during drop-add week (August 24-31). All class meetings will be completed before students leave for Thanksgiving break, which begins November 25. Students will not return to campus after Thanksgiving break. Final examinations will be administered remotely December 1-4. Fall break, originally scheduled for October 23-26, will also be cancelled.

“Welch College is taking proactive measures to ensure the safety of our students should there be a spike in COVID-19 cases in late fall,” McAffee said. “Finishing our class meetings before students leave for Thanksgiving break will eliminate the possibility of an outbreak occurring on campus following Thanksgiving travel.” President Matt Pinson said, “The safety of our students is a high priority for us at Welch College. So we’re making every effort to provide the highest quality of education to our on-campus students, while taking every precaution to ensure their safety and security.”

Should you have additional questions related to the fall schedule, please contact the Academic Office (provost@welch.edu).

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