Arizona universities make preparations for on-campus classes to resume this fall

Posted at 10:12 AM, May 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-04 13:12:55-04

Arizona State University and University of Arizona announced plans to resume on-campus classes in the fall last week.

According to the Phoenix Business Journal, Brian Mueller, president of Grand Canyon University, also has said he plans to begin on-ground classes this fall for about 24,000 students, including 8,000 new students.

But he said he also is ready for any type of contingency plan, which could mean beginning all classes online and then transitioning to in-person classes.

Northern Arizona University President Rita Hartung Cheng also has her eye on welcoming students to campus this fall, with social distancing policies in full swing.

"While risk factors cannot be eliminated entirely, we believe we can decrease the risk to health and safety through a variety of measures — steps that other universities across the country also are adopting in their plans for fall 2020 campus openings," she said in her letter to NAU students.

Read the full story from the Phoenix Business Journal.