List of Colleges Who Have Commented on Reopening Plans


As of 4/26/2020 via The Chronicle of Higher Education

We will have an update on how we project things will unfold by May 4th. There is a bit more intrigue in the module/block scheduling than this list would suggest, and we do not expect there to be a pushed-back start date, aka the idea Stanford has floated, unless there were to be a July or August second COVID-19 spike. Our first podcast on the topic of reopening schools can be found here.

Beloit Collegeshifting to a “module based semester” to allow flexibility to move toward either online or in-person classes

Boston University leaning toward in-person classes

Brown Universityleaning toward in-person classes

California Baptist University — “planning to resume on-ground classes for the fall semester”

California State University at Fullerton — “Our goal is face-to-face, on-campus instruction,” but faculty are being asked to prepare to start the fall semester teaching online.

Centre Collegeblock-scheduling courses in shorter segments to allow flexibility to shift toward either in-person or remote learning

Christopher Newport University — “We are planning for our classes to resume on campus in the fall“ depending on the state of coronavirus and guidance from state and federal authorities.

Claremont Colleges — “Committed” to in-person fall classes, but no final decision expected till July 1

Clemson University exploring a range of scenarios, from in-person classes to entirely online

Cornell University no decision expected until June

Drury Universityplanning to reopen in the fall

Haverford College — “We expect on-campus learning to resume for the fall semester.”

Iowa Board of Regents — planning “a full normal operation” for its universities, including the Iowa State University, the University of Iowa, and the University of Northern Iowa In person classes, reopening of residence halls” in the fall

Merrimack Collegeplanning to be “residential and open in the fall”

Montana State Universityplanning for the return of students in the fall, subject to guidance from a task force

North Carolina State University — “We fully expect to have our new and continuing students on campus for the fall semester.”

North Dakota State University — plans to reopen in the fall

Oakland University — “a hybrid approach that includes both face-to-face and remote instruction” in the fall

Ohio State Universityleaning toward in-person classes, with a final decision by late June

Purdue Universityplanning to start fall semester in person if testing and contact tracing allows

San Jose State Universityplanning to offer online and hybrid courses

Southern New Hampshire Universityplanning to allow students to move into dorms, and is offering full tuition scholarships to incoming freshmen

Stanford University expects to make a decision in May, but might delay fall quarter till winter

Trine Universityplanning to reopen in the fall

University of Arizonaplanning to hold in-person classes

University of Arkansas at Fayetteville plans to announce around June 1

University of Colorado at Boulderleaning toward a hybrid plan; will announce by June

University of Connecticutno decision till summer

University of Central Floridaleaning toward in-person classes

University of Maine systemplanning for in-person classes

University of Maryland systemplanning to start in-person, but some larger classes may be online

University of Michiganhoping to hold classes in-person

University of Missouriplanning for in-person classes, though the system president said he is becoming “less optimistic” about fully opening in the fall.

University of Nebraska system — “expects to hold classes on its campuses in the fall.” The chancellor of the flagship University of Nebraska at Lincoln wrote in a letter on April 24, “UNL will be open in the fall for in-person instruction.”

University of Oklahoma — “Our intention is to return to in-person educational operations on all three campuses by this fall, offering traditional instruction and residential life."

University of Pittsburgh — "back to normal probably is not likely"; all online or in-person classes with social distancing measures both possibilities

Utah System of Higher Education intends to resume in-person classes in the fall

Virginia Tech Universityplans to announce in early June

Wake Forest University — “We plan to conduct fall semester classes on campus.”

Washington State Universityplanning for in-person classes

Wayne State Universityleaning toward starting fall classes online

West Virginia Universityexploring a range of scenarios, from in-person to entirely online

William Jewell Collegeintends to open for fall semester

Williams Collegeplans to announce by July 1