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Fall Classes Resume On-Campus on August 24, 2020

Dear Lightning Community,

The enthusiasm and spirit demonstrated throughout our transition to online instruction last semester was truly amazing. It reinforces the many ways Goldey-Beacom College is truly a leader in higher education, a model of how a community comes together to overcome adversity.

We appreciate your patience as we coordinate our plans for safely returning to campus with as little disruption as possible.  We are pleased to announce Goldey-Beacom College will reopen on time for the fall semester--classes will begin on August 24th.  Our classes will be offered with a combination of in-person and remote instruction to ensure we follow the recommended federal and state recommendations.  There is a change to our academic calendar, and the semester classes on campus will conclude on Tuesday, November 24th to ensure our students can get home safely before the Thanksgiving holiday. The semester will conclude with one-week seminars conducted online following the Thanksgiving holiday, that will allow residential students to remain home if they choose one of these seminars as part of their fall schedule.

In addition, we will also be welcoming back our residential students and are excited to announce the construction for our newest residence hall, Franta Hall, is still on target to open in time for the start of the semester.  As part of our planning, we have decided all standard bedrooms this year will be double occupancy instead of triple occupancy at no additional costs to our students.  We also have several single rooms available and housing placement is currently underway.

The Goldey-Beacom College Return-To-Campus Task Force has been working hard to welcome you back to campus safely.  There will be new expectations and social distancing guidelines to follow, but that is just part of what we all must do moving forward.  We have missed seeing you and are excited to know we will all be back together this fall!

Please take some time to review the Frequently Asked Questions tabs on this page and we look forward to answering many more questions you may have regarding the fall semester.

Go Lightning!
Colleen Perry Keith, Ph.D.