Dear Campus Community,
The College has been engaged in careful planning and preparation to allow the Juniata College campus to reopen in the fall. We are confident Juniata will be prepared to protect the health and safety of our students and employees while offering the same high-quality education for which we are known.
Pursuant to this goal, we are adjusting the calendar and making changes to the mode of instruction for the fall 2020 semester.
- Monday, August 17th - Classes begin 10 days earlier than originally scheduled
- Tuesday, November 24th - Classes conclude prior to Thanksgiving break
- Wednesday, November 25th – Sunday, November 29th - Thanksgiving break
- Monday, November 30th – Friday, December 4th - Final exams take place remotely
To reduce possible health risks posed by travel, the semester will not include a fall break. Additionally, to alleviate possible disruptions of our students’ academic progress, we have chosen to move all fall semester courses to a hybrid-flexible (HyFlex) mode of instruction. HyFlex courses combine face-to-face and online instruction to deliver course content to students who may be either in-person or online. If students are unable to live on campus or should they need temporary isolation or quarantine, HyFlex allows students to continue their coursework outside of the classroom without loss of either academic quality or interaction with their faculty or classmates. By not separating online and in-person instruction, we maintain the community of learners that is a big part of what makes Juniata special. For more information on HyFlex, please click on this FAQ link https://www.juniata.edu/coronavirus/for-students/hyflex-faq-for-students.php.
We will communicate further information about the residence hall move-in process, campus health and safety measures, and other decisions as soon as we are able. I want to thank the Contingency Planning Group for their care and attention to these important matters.
All my best,