Updated June 9, 2020, at 11:02 a.m. to include map of fall semester plans.
Elon University will begin in-person classes for fall 2020 on Aug. 19. This is six days before the original start date on Aug. 25.
The plan for fall semester titled “Ready & Resilient,” is based on the recommendation of the Task Force on Fall Semester 2020 chaired by President Emeritus Leo Lambert.
Move in for freshmen will take place over multiple days, Aug. 14- 17, with each student being assigned a time. These dates are tentative. Freshmen and returning students will receive a cloth face mask when they arrive to campus.
Face masks will be required in classrooms.
Fall break will be two days Oct. 7 and Nov. 3. Fall break was originally scheduled Oct. 9 - Oct. 12.
Family weekend, originally scheduled for Oct. 23 - 25 will not be in-person. Homecoming, which was scheduled for Oct. 12-18, will also not be held in-person. Both events will be virtual.
In-person classes will end before Thanksgiving and finals will be held remotely between Nov. 30- Dec. 4.
The schedule for Winter Term and spring 2021 will be announced in the fall.
This announcement comes after Elon had its first confirmed case of coronavirus also known as COVID-19 on May 29. As of June 8, there are over 500 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Alamance County.