Lane College President shares plans on re opening campus in the fall

That’s right, students have not been on campuses across Tennessee since mid March now with most summer sessions online next up is the fall semester.

Lane College along with other colleges and universities near Jackson extended their spring breaks in March and then moved all classes online due to COVID-19 concerns.

“COVID-19 I mean it pushes on that priority to say how do we deliver on our mission to develop the whole student", says Lane College President, Dr. Logan Hampton.

Now these institutions are faced with moving into a new school year under different circumstances than before.

Officials at Lane College are planning out scenarios of how they could reopen.

“Yes, Lane College will be open for business in the fall of 2020, now how we will be open is the question that remains.”

They mapped out three scenarios. Entirely online, face to face, and a mix of both.

Hampton added, “that scenario where we might do Lane fast start which is face to face, Lane VR all online, or Lane soar which would be some sort of hybrid mix of online, virtual, and face to face.”

Nearly 70% of Lane College's student population stay on campus while classes are in session.

Hampton explained that students staying in residence halls is also apart of the discussion.

Now, Dr. Hampton did say they still plan on having on July 18th, they are just planning out the specifics of that graduation. Imani Williams, for 39 news, in Jackson.

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