Whitworth University plans to resume in-person classes this Fall

SPOKANE, Wash. — Whitworth University has announced it plans to reopen campus and resume classes for the Fall 2020 semester.

In a letter to families, Whitworth President Beck Taylor addressed the plans in light of the suffering economy.

Although “there are still many unanswered questions,” the university’s goal is to begin the Fall semester in a residential, in-person format. Residence halls will be open and classes will be held on campus.

“At the same time I communicate Whitworth’s resolve to return to on-campus activities this fall, I also acknowledge the complex realities that face high-density. residential campuses like ours,” President Taylor said. “Returning to a full state of normality may not be possible, bit I am convinced that with the appropriate safeguards and practices, our students can continue with their education in the campus community they love.”

The university plans to take precaution to monitor the health of everyone on campus and make adjustments to schedules and routines as needed.

“We plan to adhere to state-level mandates and to the advice of our public health authorities as we develop and implement our plans,” Taylor said. “Our ability to creatively adapt to potentially changing circumstances will ensure that we care for our people well today and continue with the important work of educating our students for tomorrow.”

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