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Classes Start at Bethel University

Posted 8/11/20

McKENZIE (August 10) — Campus life for Bethel University will undoubtedly look a little different this year. Preventative measures such as mandatory masks, increased cleaning protocols, …

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Classes Start at Bethel University

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McKENZIE (August 10) — Campus life for Bethel University will undoubtedly look a little different this year. Preventative measures such as mandatory masks, increased cleaning protocols, socially distanced and reduced occupancy classrooms are in place for a safer campus.

There may be in-person classes, online learning only or a hybrid model that combines the two. Class sizes may be modified, and rooms have been arranged to create adequate distancing between students. Hybrid courses may mean classroom instruction on one day and online instruction on the alternate day.

“We do community best when we can be together—our students bring the campus to life,” stated Bethel University President Walter Butler. “We are thankful for the opportunity to open the campus for students to learn, grow and experience a community dedicated to their success.”

Butler expressed that the safety of students, faculty and staff is a continued priority. He also stated that plans are subject to change at any time due to the situation’s fluidity.

Even though the semester may look different, students are excited to be back on campus.

Jordan Petrekin, a sophomore student from Jamaica, is excited about the opportunity to have school. “This is my new home,” stated Petrekin. “I enjoy being back here and seeing my friends. It’s a good feeling to be back, have classes and play soccer.”

Olivia Plunkett, a sophomore Human Services student, is excited to be back on campus. “I’m looking forward to having classes and getting back to some form of structure back in my life,” Plunkett states.

“I’m ready to enjoy my final year and have fun,” stated Terrell Brown, senior Accounting student. “I just hope COVID doesn’t ruin my senior year.”

The first day of classes started on August 10 and the last day is November 13 with final examinations November 16-20.

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