Roanoke College planning for return to in-person classes, announces plans for 2020 online degrees
The Class of 2020 will be honored on Saturday, May 2 at 11 a.m. with a virtual conferral of degrees at facebook.com/roanoke.
The estimated run time is about 15 minutes.
The usual ceremony has been postponed to a later date because of the coronavirus concerns.
is working toward a goal of resuming in-person classes this fall, after switching to online-only during the
President Michael C. Maxey says the school is committed to resuming in-person instruction and providing a "safe living and learning environment on-campus" for the 2020-2021 academic year. He says the school is working to prepare for an on-time, on-campus start in August.
Maxey says, "We continue to monitor federal guidelines and work with Roanoke College health services, our incident command team, the
, and local government officials to determine future plans for returning to in-person classes safely."
He continues, "We are a community that thrives on the exchange of ideas and connections between faculty and students. Ideally, our classes will be in-person this fall."
Various scenarios are being considered, including the possibility that Roanoke College may have to look at a later-than-normal start of face-to-face classes into the fall 2020 semester, or even a continuation of remote instruction.
Maxey says he hopes to have a more definitive plan by July 1.