Albany State University on track to return to face-to-face instruction

Student Center at Albany State University. (Source: ASU)
ALBANY, Ga. – Albany State University has received approval from the University System of Georgia (USG) to return to face-to-face classes for the fall 2020 semester. Classes will begin one week earlier than scheduled; the new start date is Monday, August 10.
“I am impressed with how our students, faculty and staff have persevered and shown true excellence during online and remote instruction. As a campus community, we will continue this path during and after the transition back to face-to-face instruction,” said ASU President Marion Ross Fedrick. 
The ASU re-entry planning committee appointed by President Fedrick has developed a detailed plan to ensure the health and safety of students, faculty and staff. Based upon this planning, ASU has modified the fall 2020 academic calendar. With this earlier start date other relevant dates will be adjusted. Residence hall configurations and all campus events have been altered to accommodate for social distancing. 
  • New students will move into residence halls August 4 – August 6
  • Week of Welcome for new students will take place August 6 – August 8
  • Returning students will move into residence halls August 7 – August 9
Fall 2020 courses will be held face-to-face (with reduced classroom seating) and with video conferencing (synchronously and asynchronously) to accommodate social distancing. The last day of classes for the fall 2020 semester will be November 24. Students will not return to campus after the Thanksgiving break. Final exams will be held November 30 – December 3 in a virtual format.