A thread to aggregate solid, factual information-- based upon announcements from college presidents themselves-- as to which colleges will OPEN this Fall 2020 for on-campus, in-person instruction. Please update with FACTUAL ANNOUNCEMENTS by university presidents, or fact-based reporting of university press releases.
As of 2 May 21:43 ET, here’s who has announced their intention to be open for on-campus instruction in the fall if at all possible.
Purdue: Pres. Mitch Daniels, the ex-CEO of Eli Lilly and former US Budget Director, has announced that Purdue will be open this fall, and will use all its resources to test students, quarantine those who test positive, etc.
Texas A&M: Pres. Michael Young expects TAMU “to be fully open and operational, with dedicated faculty and staff leaning into preparing for all the requirements necessary to do so safely across academics, athletics and campus activities”
West Virginia U.: Pres. Gordon Gee announced in a letter to parents, “Today we feel confident there is enough information to announce our plans that we expect to be on campus for the fall. There are teams across the University developing the new measures, guidelines and precautions we will need to implement to inhibit the spread of COVID-19… We are considering processes for testing, tracing and isolating should another outbreak occur.”
Brown: Pres. Christina Paxson wrote a NY Times op-ed titled “College Campuses Must Re-Open in the Fall” and has created a task force that is now planning to open, with careful testing measures in place, in the fall
Boston University: Pres. Robert Brown has announced that BU intends to “resume its on-campus, residential program in the fall of 2020, following the recommended best health practices around the coronavirus pandemic.”
U. Arizona: Pres. Dr. Robert Robbins announced Apr 30 that the university will resume in-person classes this Fall 2020.
Other universities have yet to make an announcement and are studying the issue now.
These have announced the following timetable for notifying students of their decision - by end of:
…June: Cornell, Ohio State, UT-Austin
Harvard: has announced that they will likely only offer online classes this Fall.