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Looking Ahead: Fall 2021 Announcement

Belmont University has announced plans to return to in person classes this fall following more than a year of remote and hybrid courses due to the impact of the worldwide pandemic.

“We are nearing the conclusion of what has easily been one of the most unique and challenging years for our campus community and for higher education in general,” said Belmont President Dr. Bob Fisher. “It’s exciting that—thanks to an effective vaccine rollout and improving trends related to COVID data—we have every reason to be optimistic about providing a more traditional learning and living experience on campus this fall.”

Campus leaders will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and shift or evolve plans as needed based on trends and insights from local, state and federal public health officials. In addition, the University will implement recommended protocols as needed to ensure the health and safety of the campus community.

Unless circumstances dictate otherwise, planning for the Fall term will be focused on the following:

  • Resumption of in-person classes at full or near-full capacity,
  • More robust campus life experience with in-person meetings, events, gatherings and activities,
  • Opening of fitness and exercise facilities and more normalized food service operations,
  • A traditional fall schedule to include regular semester length and observance of fall break and holidays,
  • In-person academic awards and commencement ceremonies.

Additional details on specific plans will be released throughout the course of the summer as more information becomes available.