September 25, 2020

Capital University delays in-person classes

Until Sept. 21, all courses taught at Capital University will be strictly online, and phased move-in will begin on Sept. 11.

During the summer, colleges all around the country, including Capital, have devised their own various plans for reopening their campuses, but as the fall semester quickly approaches, these same colleges are realizing that their original plans might not cut it in the country’s current state with COVID-19.

“We hoped the pandemic would be in significant decline before fall classes were scheduled to begin,” Interim President David Kaufman said. “Unfortunately, that is not the case, as the virus trends are not yet favorable in the county or across the state of Ohio.”

This decision also comes on the heels of Miami University’s announcement on postponing in-person classes.

John Hopkins University has continued to maintain a wealth of resources and data in regard to the virus, and below is a video that they created which gives a quick rundown of how the virus is progressing in our country.

For students still planning on living in residence halls, Capital also announced that they will be refunding a prorated portion of the original room and board costs.

All Capital University courses will begin virtually on Aug. 24. For more information, see the University’s dedicated Fall 2020 website.

  • Robert Cumberlander is the Editor-in-Chief of The Chimes and a junior at Capital University, majoring in Film and Media Production with a minor in Entrepreneurship.

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