Westminster College Anticipates In-Person Fall 2021 Semester

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March 10, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY – Westminster College is planning predominantly in-person classes for the Fall 2021 Semester. The college anticipates housing more students in residence halls, hosting speakers and activities on campus, and supporting students at games and performances. Assuming vaccine distribution continues and transmission rates keep dropping, students will once again share in the many college experiences and traditions that make Westminster special.

Some COVID-related precautions, such as facemasks and limits on gatherings, may still be needed to help ensure the health and safety of our community. Westminster is prepared to be flexible should those needs arise. The college will also continue using online instructional tools that add to students' learning when needed.

Westminster President Beth Dobkin announced planning for Fall ’21 Semester to campus today saying, “Westminster remains committed to a personalized and transformative educational experience that is both safe and abundant with in-person living and learning opportunities. I look forward to seeing you on campus, at events, and in community. It’s time to be together again.”

Westminster’s current academic year has been a hybrid of in-person and online learning. Masks and social distancing remain required on campus. The college has continually adapted to the pandemic—learned to be safer in interactions, flexible in use of technology, and vigilant in addressing public health challenges. Westminster is more resourceful and adaptable than ever. Westminster College coronavirus information is available at www.westminstercollege.edu/covid19.

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Westminster is a private, independent, and comprehensive college in Salt Lake City, Utah. Students experience the liberal arts blended with professional programs in an atmosphere dedicated to civic engagement. With the goal of enabling its graduates to live vibrant, just, and successful lives, Westminster provides transformational learning experiences for both undergraduate and graduate students in a truly student-centered environment. Faculty focus on teaching, learning, and developing distinctive, innovative programs, while students thrive on Westminster’s urban Sugar House campus within minutes of the Rocky Mountains.

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