Bryant Intends to Hold 2020 Fall Semester on Campus

SMITHFIELD, R.I (WLNE) – Bryant University announced that they intend to hold the Fall term on campus, with “special accommodations.”

On March 10th, Bryant announced it’s a transition for its residential campus, and moved to a virtual environment and the pandemic evolved.

Bryant faculty devoted their spring break to working with the university’s IT team to convert their courses to remote learning.

According to the university, the experience, although not the same as being on campus, was a teachable moment to develop new approaches to bring the campus community together.

As Bryant ends their spring term on Friday, May 1, their focus now turns increasingly to planning for the fall semester.

The schools say after carefully considering plans announced by government officials and medical experts, and an extensive review among their leadership team, they can affirm their intent to deliver the fall term on campus.

According to Bryant, the expectation is that the campus will be facing a “new normal” and that special accommodations will be needed in the near future.

Bryant is beginning to develop policies and procedures that must be in place for a safe reopening and will share the details sometime in the future.

School officials say they are well-positioned to adopt strategies for safe social distancing that will protect the campus.

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