Eastern Kentucky University is moving some classes online for the fall semester, while some classes will remain in person.

Gill Hunter, Executive Director of Retention and Graduation, asked students in an email on June 24, to check their Fall 2020 schedules on EKUDirect under the student services tab for possible changes.

Hunter said to check the “Location” column to see if any classes are now meeting online.

“Classes moved to Web Site will not include additional tuition charges. Other classes may be meeting in spaces that are not usually classrooms in order to ensure social distancing,” Hunter said in the email.

According to the email, classes meeting in person will require students to wear appropriate masks or face coverings due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fall Contingency Planning Task Force Co-Chair and dean of the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences​ Sara Zeigler said in an email, “We are making the necessary adjustments to manage health and safety considerations - some classes are changing format, some are changing locations to allow for distancing. It will take a few weeks for everything to be done.”

Hunter said that additional changes to class locations may be made before the fall semester begins on Aug. 17.

Hunter urges students to continue to check their schedule as the semester approaches.

If students have questions about their schedules and need advising assistance they can email their advisor.

“We know changes can be stressful, as can having questions that still don’t have direct answers. We will update you regularly with important information as we monitor the latest public health guidelines,” Hunter said.

Zachery Combest can be reached at zachery_combest@mymail.eku.edu

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