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MTSU intends to resume on-campus classes this fall

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Posted at 1:27 PM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-30 14:27:03-04

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WTVF)  — Middle Tennessee State University says it will move forward with its goal to resume on-campus, in-person classes this fall.

MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee said while that’s the plan as of now, the decision will be guided CDC recommendations.

“While we cannot predict the future, we can prepare for the possibilities that lie ahead,” McPhee said. “Will everything be just like it once was? Unlikely, but we will be prepared to adapt and evolve so that we remain efficient, effective, and even more relevant as our nation emerges from this crisis.”

MTSU transitioned to online classes and canceled on-campus events, including its spring 2020 commencement ceremonies, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

McPhee said they will address questions and concerns as they learn more about the virus’ impact.

“Again, I want to emphasize that we will consider the health and welfare of our community with every decision we make,” he said. “We will be prepared to adapt should public health guidelines or orders dictate that we alter our plans.”