Concord University announces changes to fall semester schedule

ATHENS, W.Va. — Concord University is the latest West Virginia institution to announce its plans for the 2020 fall semester.

Concord officials announced classes will begin Aug. 17 as originally scheduled but students will not return to campus after the Thanksgiving break due to COVID-19.

The release from the university said the last two weeks of the semester will be completed online, including exams. Additionally, classes will meet on Labor Day, Sept. 7.

The move-in period will be extended and arranged by appointment only beginning August 5 and continuing through August 16 to ensure the safety of residential students and their families. The Housing Office will contact residential students with further information, a release said.

“We cannot be certain of what the coming months will bring, but Concord University is dedicated to the education of our students, in addition to the health and safety of our campus community. We will make any necessary adjustments to operations in accordance with state and federal health guidelines should the need arise,” said President Kendra Boggess.

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