RMU announces reopening of campus for fall semester

The university plans to welcome students back to a modified campus lifestyle by August 28.


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MOON TOWNSHIP — Robert Morris University announced their plans to open campus for the 2020 Fall Semester this morning, foreshadowing a modified living environment and class structure for students.

University president Chris Howard made the announcement via an email to all enrolled students. After thanking the campus community for their cooperation throughout the end of the spring semester, the letter announced a planned return to on-ground classes in August.

“Nonetheless, we plan on opening as scheduled on August 28 to provide a modified yet vibrant living and learning environment,” wrote Howard. “To do so, we will utilize physical distancing measures, health and wellness monitoring, and other requirements to ensure the health and well-being of the entire campus community.”

To ensure students safety, the campus will follow CDC guidelines while implementing methods for safe social distancing and monitor students’ health. The plan will remain flexible, as local health conditions must be in a stable condition to ensure student safety.

“Our plan is contingent on Allegheny County moving into the ‘Green Phase’ under Gov. Tom Wolf’s process for reopening Pennsylvania,” said Howard.

The full announcement, as well as future announcements about RMU and COVID-19, can be found on the university’s website. The full plan for the fall semester will be released later this summer, outlining the specifics of campus life.

Stay tuned to RMU Sentry Media for updates on the 2020 Fall Semester.