Lane College is planning a full return to campus for the Fall 2021 semester, with in-person classes, events, activities, residential living and expanded online options.
In announcing the return to a more traditional campus experience, Lane College President Logan Hampton expressed appreciation for the dedication and resilience of students, faculty and staff who worked tirelessly since March 2020, and said that the decision for a fully reopened campus and in-person classes is a result of careful preparation and will be guided by public health guidelines.
“I’m looking forward to seeing our students, staff and faculty in person for the Fall 2021 semester, and seeing our campus teeming with excitement and energy,” said Dr. Hampton. “Lane’s students, faculty and staff have been remarkably successful in adapting throughout the past year, but I’m happy and grateful that we are now prepared to return to a near-normal Lane experience.”
Beginning in March of 2020, Lane quickly pivoted to remote learning. As the COVID-19 pandemic continued through the year into 2021, the College adapted its operations to include in-person, remote and hybrid classes – all while following stringent safety protocols developed by Lane’s pandemic management teams and in accordance with federal, state, and local public health guidelines. The College developed a WWSS campaign that included wearing a mask, washing hands, social distancing, and self-checking protocols as well as many other safety measures aimed at keeping the Lane community safe.
As Lane returns to a more traditional campus experience in the fall, many safety precautions will be kept in place and the College will continue to monitor and follow public health guidelines. Lane will require a recent COVID-19 negative test or an approved vaccination protocol for students living in residential facilities and both coronavirus disease testing and the vaccine will be available on campus.
“The lessons we have learned during the pandemic have proven how resilient and adaptable we are as a community of scholars,” said Dr. Daryll Coleman, acting vice president of academic affairs at Lane. “We will use the lessons learned to continue our remote learning options and to safely return to our traditional campus experience.”