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William & Mary prepares for early opening and in-person fall semester

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Posted at 11:36 AM, Jun 13, 2020

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - William & Mary is preparing for an early opening and an in-person semester in fall 2020, the college announced.

This announcement is consistent with Virginia’s public health guidelines for higher education.

W&M will offer three full semesters, fall, spring and summer. Officials said this will provide maximum flexibility for students.

The fall 2020 semester will include a condensed schedule that begins a week early and ends before Thanksgiving. There will be no fall break.

William & Mary is taking a phased approach to decision-making and said they will continue to update the community as more information and details become available.

As students and staff return to campus, the college said their governing themes are flexibility, safety, wellness, equity, collaboration, innovation and service.

A hallmark of the fall semester will be engaging the creativity of William & Mary in pragmatic solutions to support communities under pandemic conditions.

Click here for a timeline overview and for more information on the phases.