College Releases Details for Three Semesters of In-Person Classes

"Information about changes to housing, dining, student activities, and campus social life was sent in an email to students, faculty, and staff last Wednesday, accompanied by a community agreement for on-campus enrollment. This year the College will adopt a three-semester model and enroll a limited student body in the fall, spring, and summer. The goal of this plan is to “de-densify” campus, allowing students to live in single rooms, practice social distancing in classes, and limit the potential spread of COVID-19.

‘We believe we have devised an innovative and responsible approach for students, faculty and staff that allows us to remain true to the Oberlin campus experience and keeps our community safe,’ President Carmen Twillie Ambar wrote in a June 10 email to students. ‘We know this [is] a new way of being on our campus, but the health of our community is another way that we can demonstrate care.’

Following the three-semester plan, first- and fourth-year College students will attend in the fall and spring, second-years in the fall and summer, and third-years in the spring and summer. Conservatory, double-degree, and international students will enroll in the fall and spring semesters. The plan also includes flexible Winter Term and career-development opportunities for second- and third-year students for the semesters they are off-campus. Students have the opportunity to appeal to enroll in a semester other than the ones they were assigned by July 20." …

Interesting rotational plan. Does it come with discount coupons for Gibson’s Bakery?