College campuses across the state are introducing an altered Fall calendar. Instead of having the typical fall break, Universities are opting against. They’ll instead be enforcing an end to in-person classes at Thanksgiving to reduce the threat of COVID-19 on campus.
The University of South Carolina, the College of Charleston, and more are adapting. For the time being, it seems as though these shifts could remain. With the fear of a coronavirus second wave on the horizon, this option seemed the most secure. Instead of suspending in-person classes entirely, students will now be expected to learn without a break.
As hurricane season approaches, Universities have yet to comment on the matter. Academic calendars are subject to change impending any unforeseen circumstances. South Carolina schools follow a protocol each year regarding any ill weather or tropical storms. This year is no different.
With online learning technologies now widely known, it’s possible that college classes will continue from home in the case of a hurricane. For now, it’s difficult to say.