UNCSA plans for a more typical residential arts and academic experience for fall 2021, including more in-person classes, Chancellor Brian Cole has announced. UNCSA will continue to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the state of North Carolina, and the UNC System Office regarding COVID-19 safety protocols.
For the current academic year, UNCSA adopted a hybrid instructional model, combining core in-person classes and experiences while also incorporating online instructional resources where possible, to best address health and safety for students, faculty and staff. Campus buildings and facilities operated at reduced capacity and observed limited hours, and performances were mostly virtual.
I am so proud of the enormous strides that our campus has made in overcoming the challenges of the past year. We’ve discovered new ways to teach, to learn, and to create art. We’ve persevered to discover a resilience within that we never knew we had.Chancellor Brian Cole
Along with more fully face-to-face classes in the fall, UNCSA is planning for more relaxed restrictions in residence halls, buildings and facilities to return to normal hours and regular capacity, staff who have worked remotely to be back in offices, and the potential to present performances and screenings to live audiences.
“It’s hard to believe that around this time last year, our classrooms emptied, our stages went dark, our concert halls fell silent, and our way of life changed drastically,” Cole said. “I am so proud of the enormous strides that our campus has made in overcoming the challenges of the past year. We’ve discovered new ways to teach, to learn, and to create art. We’ve persevered to discover a resilience within that we never knew we had.”
Classes will begin Monday, Aug. 16, for high school students and Monday, Aug. 23, for undergraduate and graduate students.
An on-campus clinic offering COVID-19 vaccinations to current UNCSA students and employees will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 1.
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March 31, 2021