TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — In an email addressed to Florida State University students on Thursday, university officials said they expect to return to in-person classes in the Fall 2021 semester.
The university is "confident" that they can resume more normal operations in the coming months, officials said.
"We look forward to having more students on campus this summer, and we will have a robust offering of in-person classes as well as hybrid, flex, and online classes," officials wrote. "This fall, we anticipate that courses designed for in-person delivery will resume in a face-to-face format."
The university's decision comes as they continue to closely monitor conditions and consult with the CDC and state and local health officials, according to the email.
The announcement comes hours after FSU President John Thrasher said that Spring 2021 graduates will have in-person commencement ceremonies, with plans to have other makeup ceremonies in early summer 2021.
Nearby Florida A&M University said in a statement to ABC 27 that they are evaluating all options currently, but that no decision has been finalized yet.
Florida A&M University is evaluating a variety of options for the 2021 spring Commencement. Those options include virtual, in-person and drive-through, with possible indoor and outdoor ceremonies.
Our decision will be made with the health and safety of our students, parents, faculty, and staff as our top priority. We expect to make a final decision soon. We recognize that Commencement is an important celebration in the life of our community, and we intend to introduce a plan that adheres to both BOG and CDC guidelines.