Keeping You Safe
Bowie State University is working to plan a return to on-campus learning and working after COVID-19 restrictions for the fall 2020 semester, using a phased approach to reduce the number of people on campus and protect the health and well-being of the students, employees and the public. Planning proceeds with full understanding that developments surrounding the spread of COVID-19 and local and state responses are fluid. We must be prepared to adjust and adapt as changing circumstances may require.
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The initial planning process resulted in the following key decisions that provided the framework for implementation teams to develop execution plans:
Academic Instruction & Support
- The Bowie State fall semester begins Monday, August 31 with a mix of in-person classes, classes that use in-person and virtual methods, as well as fully remote classes.
- First-year students will receive priority for in-person classes to aid in their transition to college life.
- All classes will be delivered remotely after the Thanksgiving break.
- Additional support for instructional design and online teaching will be provided for faculty over the summer.
- Only single-occupancy rooms will be offered in all residential communities.
- First-year students will be given priority for on-campus housing.
Student & Employee Health
- No employees or students will return to campus until the capacity for symptom monitoring and appropriate PPE is in place.
- Options for teleworking and remote classes will be available for those who cannot return to campus because of risk factors or the need to care for family members.
- Increased sanitation and physical modification will be made to classrooms, gathering spaces and high-traffic offices serving the campus community.