With decreasing COVID-19 cases and an increasing number of people being vaccinated, Meredith College is planning to return to a more normal state of operations for fall semester 2021. Here is what students and their families can expect in the fall.
Academic Offerings: Currently our academic programs are planning for on-campus, face-to-face course delivery with more typical class sizes for the majority of courses being offered. Conditions are constantly being monitored and adjustments to this plan will be made if needed.
Housing: Residence Life is also planning to provide a more typical experience for on-campus students in the fall. In 2021-22, the incoming Class of 2025 will follow the standard residency requirement of living on campus their first two years at Meredith unless Off-Campus Housing was requested and approved during the application process to the College. All residents who would like the private room option can request a private room on a space-available basis. The private room fee is $750 extra per semester. The guest policy for Fall 2021 will be determined closer to the beginning of the academic year.
Community Standards: We appreciate how diligent our Meredith community has been regarding our COVID-19 safety guidance during the past year. In the fall, Meredith students, employees, and visitors will continue to need to follow the College’s Community Standards, which may be modified as COVID-19 conditions change. We expect to continue using the CampusClear app into the fall semester, and our Housekeeping team plans to continue with enhanced high touch cleaning and other sanitizing protocols into the fall. Other policies and procedures will be implemented or continued depending on CDC and N.C. Department of Health and Human Services recommendations.
Vaccines: A COVID-19 vaccine is an important tool in helping stop the spread of coronavirus. On April 7, Meredith College hosted an on-site vaccine clinic that was open to current students and employees. During the event, 275 campus community members received their vaccinations. Visit our Staying Strong website for more information on vaccines.
Meredith leaders continue making decisions, as they have throughout the pandemic, that are based on the latest guidance and directives from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the State of North Carolina. All decisions are made with the health and safety of our community as the highest priority.
Additional details about plans for fall will be shared as decisions are finalized. We will continue to update Meredith’s COVID-19 information website, meredith.edu/staying-strong.