While some B1G institutions have already stated that their plan is to return to hosting on-campus classes in the fall, Michigan State University is still considering its options for the semester. A decision isn’t expected to come for at least a few weeks.
According to a report from the Lansing State Journal, Michigan State will make that decision by July as the school continues to gather information about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. On-campus classes were suspended at MSU in March, like many other schools across the country.
“Safety will continue to be Michigan State’s guiding principle,” said Michigan State University President Samuel Stanley Jr. “At this moment, the unknown far exceeds what we can know about the public health picture and governmental responses that will be in effect in late summer, here in Michigan or anywhere. We must not only consider the health of our student body, faculty and staff, but also their families and our community.”
A handful of schools in the state of Michigan have already stated their plan is to return students to campus for the fall semester. Some B1G schools have also made similar plans, including Purdue, Iowa and Nebraska.
If on-campus classes are not offered in the fall, Michigan State would likely adopt an online-only model and re-evaluate the situation for the spring semester.