Georgetown College Announces Plans for Fall Semester
Submitted on June 10, 2020
Georgetown College provided more information to students on what this fall is going to look like for our returning students and record-breaking incoming class. This plan, titled “Tigers Together,” will allow students to return to campus in a responsible manner by focusing on providing a unique and excellent experience while keeping everyone as safe as possible.
Dr. Jonathan Sands Wise, who led the Taskforce that is helping create a plan for this fall, explained their charge: “President Jones made it clear that we need to use this time to become an even better college than we already are, and that is what we are striving to do. We want to partner with our students to face this incredible challenge and help them have an exceptional and safe educational experience.”
Details on improved disinfecting protocols and requirements meant to keep everyone healthy will continue to come through the summer, but the college knew that it was important to inform all students of key changes being made to the academic schedule. Classes will begin one week earlier, on Monday, August 10, and the semester will be split into two subsessions. Generally, students will take two or three courses in each subsession. The second subsession and the fall semester will end before Thanksgiving, ensuring students return home by that time. There will only be one break, which will be between subsessions.
"We went to the subsession model because we wanted to reduce the number of contacts a student had, in order to protect their health,” said Provost and Dean of the College, Dr. Rosemary Allen. “I think students will enjoy the opportunity to focus on fewer classes at a time--to dig deep without as much fragmentation of attention."
This fall, the NAIA does expect athletic competitions to occur, though perhaps with an adapted schedule. More information regarding athletics will be available as the college receives updates from the NAIA and the Mid-South Conference.
“Georgetown College is known for offering a personal and caring, excellent and invigorating, championship-level education of the heart and mind,” said President Jones. “In spite of the worldwide pandemic we are all working through, Georgetown will continue to offer this transformational education to our outstanding students.”
For more information on plans this upcoming fall, visit Tigers Together. The college will continue to provide updates to these plans as they occur.