LMU Preparing for Seated Classes in Fall

Seated classes

Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) President Clayton Hess announced today the decision to resume seated courses and the on-campus experience this fall to the extent allowed by law. The summer term, which began on Monday, May 4, will continue online, except for experiential learning courses and laboratory courses, which will be conducted in person under strict social distancing and CDC hygiene guidelines.

Social distancing and enhanced safety practices will be part of the new normal for students, faculty and staff.

“The health and safety of our academic community remains our first priority. Our task force will continue to meet and monitor what is happening locally, regionally and nationally in regard to the global pandemic,” Hess said. “Our decisions have been and will continue to be guided by health professionals and data.”

Fall classes are set to begin as originally scheduled. While the University intends to resume the in-person campus experience if allowed, it is also preparing for the possibility that social distancing requirements may require alternative methods of instruction and that a reemergence of the virus may necessitate a transition back to online courses at some point during the semester.

LMU’s Spring 2020 semester was completed online and the spring commencement ceremonies were canceled. All University in-person events through August 1 have been moved to an online format, rescheduled or canceled. University employees are returning to offices in a phased plan while following state guidelines.

A complete outline of University COVID-19 measures can be found here.

Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423-869-6280 or email at admissions@LMUnet.edu.


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