Move-In Day kicks off the First Session of Fall 2020 Semester

Posted by Leah Prater
On Friday, August 14, more than 200 members of the incoming class of 2024 began their journey with Emory & Henry and kicked off the Weekend of Welcome by moving into their residence halls.

During Weekend of Welcome, new students will get to know the Emory & Henry campus and their future classmates over three safe, fun-filled, entertaining, and informative days. This year’s orientation events will be a blend of in-person and virtual sessions to meet social distancing guidelines.

Because cases continue to rise in the region, there was a limited number of students who were able to opt-in to live on campus and take classes either seated or in a hybrid format for the first seven-week session. Approximately one-third of the student body, including the first-year Class of 2024 and specific students who must be on campus to complete their degree, will be on campus. Commuters will also be able to access campus. These changes will support a reduction in density in the residence halls and classrooms.

“During this time of increased cases in the region, it’s only prudent that we maintain our safety protocols for all students, faculty and staff,” said President Dr. John W. Wells. “We’re excited for our first-year students and transfers to experience campus life and hope additional students will join us for the second seven-week session as cases reduce in the region. All admitted and returning students will have the same access to classes that are taught in the classroom or remotely.”

Faculty have worked throughout the summer to offer hybrid, synchronous classes so students throughout the country can continue their education without interruption. “We are eager and committed to teach our students in whatever format it takes to prepare them for future careers and graduate school programs,” said Provost Michael Puglisi. “The pandemic and its impact illustrates the world’s need for critical thinkers, problem solvers, our E&H graduates now more than ever.”

The first day of classes will begin Monday, August 17.

 

  • Move-In Day 2020
We’re excited for our first-year students and transfers to experience campus life and hope additional students will join us for the second seven-week session as cases reduce in the region.
- President Dr. John W. Wells

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