UGA Plans For Fall 2020 In-Person Return To Campus
University of Georgia students could physically return to campus this fall. The school’s president, Jere Morehead, outlined steps to reopening in an email to the UGA community.
“We are anticipating a resumption of in-person instruction of the fall semester beginning in August 2020 for all USG institutions,” Morehead said in an email. “However, I would emphasize that this situation remains a fluid one, as the USG monitors developments related to COVID-19 and receives counsel from state public health officials.”
Morehead said he will begin with nine working groups to help with the transition to full operations. Those groups will involve 140 faculty and staff members and address workplace and health safety, instruction, research, public service and outreach, student life, enrollment management, athletics, communications, and fiscal impact. Morehead said the recommendation to create working groups at the USG institutions was approved by USG Chancellor Steve Wrigley.
In the email, Morehead went on to say: "Guidance could be subject to change, even after our plans are put in place. We will need to remain flexible and patient as we move forward."
Spring and summer semester courses remain online.