The Massachusetts State Universities on Thursday said the system intends to welcome students back to its nine campuses, beginning in September, and for on-campus classes and residence life offerings for the fall semester.
The colleges are finalizing plans for welcoming students safely back to campus. All nine state university campuses moved to almost exclusively remote classes in March.
“Because the state universities have very few large lecture-style classes, and maintain low student-to-faculty ratios, we are confident our campuses will be able to provide students some level of in-classroom instruction” said Vincent Pedone, Executive Director of the State Universities Council of Presidents in a statement. “Our campuses are well-positioned to adapt to gathering size limitations and social distancing requirements, while providing the high-quality and affordable programing that is our hallmark.”
The system includes Bridgewater State University, Fitchburg State University, Framingham State University, Salem State University, Westfield State University, Worcester State University, the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, and the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Buzzards Bay.