“I think it’s really frustrating that they kind of waited until the last minute”
The school is going to allow some students to live on campus, but they will still have online classes only.
WTOP News reports:
George Washington University to go online-only in fall
The George Washington University in D.C. will hold all undergraduate classes online in the fall semester.
The university said in a statement Monday that they made the decision after looking at a resurgence of the coronavirus nationwide and in the area, and speaking with students and faculty.
Students with “extenuating personal or academic circumstances” will be allowed to live in the dormitories, but their classes will still be online, the university said.
Graduate-level classes will be mostly online, with a few exceptions for certain classes in certain disciplines that require face-to-face instruction.
The university will also give a 10% discount to undergraduate students at the Foggy Bottom campus who do not live on campus.
“We know just how much many of you were looking forward to being on campus this fall, and we understand that this news is disappointing,” the university said. “However, we must always make the decisions that best support the health, safety and care of our community while fulfilling our core academic mission. While this has been an extraordinarily hard choice, we believe it is the best path forward for GW.”
How did current GW students react to the move?
“I think it’s really frustrating that they kind of waited until the last minute after a lot of our peer schools, especially in the D.C. area, have already given a much more detailed plan than us,” said 19-year-old Ruby Samim, a junior majoring in public health with a minor in political science.
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