Updated July 22, 2020
Faculty are working hard to ensure that the Lafayette curriculum will continue to provide engaging and challenging courses in an online format. Building on their experiences last spring, faculty are designing their courses to offer maximum opportunity for person-to-person interactions in a virtual space, and are incorporating creative approaches to delivering course material.
The fall semester will still start on Aug. 17. Starting two weeks early was originally designed to reduce the probability of students and others on campus becoming infected during breaks and then spreading the virus upon their return. That decision still works to the benefit of the students approved to be on campus this fall.
Programs for student academic support—including the Academic Resource Hub’s programs for tutoring, supplemental instruction, and academic accommodations—are preparing for the semester and working to create remote access to their support and services.
Lafayette’s signature programs supporting student-faculty research and community-based teaching and learning are adapting in preparation for the fall. Programming will be offered both virtually and in person for those who return to campus, aimed at creating opportunities for relationship building, academic exploration, and peer interaction.