Four B1G universities planning to have on-campus classes in the fall semester
The number of B1G institutions planning to have on-campus classes for the fall semester has increased to four, according to a report from CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd.
Last week, Purdue University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln announced their intentions to host on-campus classes in the fall. The goal will be to implement social distancing guidelines so that students, faculty and staff continue to follow protocol should it be necessary due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
@michiganstatu will conduct online classes in the fall. https://t.co/1UqtDjj9vc I was wrong. Resubmitting list of #fallstudentsoncampus
— Dennis Dodd (@dennisdoddcbs) April 27, 2020
According to Dodd, two other B1G schools are also planning to have classes in an on-campus setting in the fall — the University of Iowa and the University of Michigan. Several other schools are still in wait-and-see mode. Eleven schools total are planning to resume on-campus classes in the fall.
Dodd also reported that Michigan State University is currently moving forward with a plan to have online classes in the fall.
Conference commissioners have stated that college athletics will not move forward unless students are permitted back on campus. Hosting fall classes would obviously be a step in the right direction, but it certainly won’t guarantee that sports pick back up as scheduled in 2020.