Dear Members of the Keystone Community:
As you may know, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has given permission for colleges and universities throughout the state to reopen in accordance with specific health and safety requirements and guidelines as we continue to deal with the impact of COVID-19.
Keystone College will resume on-campus classes on Monday, August 24, 2020. This date presumes there will be no additional changes or restrictions by federal, state, or local governments.
Because of continuing concerns regarding COVID-19, there will be changes to the usual academic calendar.
Classes on campus will continue until Thanksgiving break, which begins Wednesday, November 25, and classes after Thanksgiving break, beginning Monday, November 30 will resume in a remote format only, with the semester ending Friday, December 11.
Residence halls will be closed after Thanksgiving break. Accommodations in residence halls will be available for students experiencing housing insecurities or technology challenges as a result of this change in scheduling.
In order to comply with government guidelines and Center for Disease Control requirements, Keystone will implement a learning model which includes simultaneous face-to-face and remote learning. Most importantly, this model provides a flexible approach that allows students to choose how they attend classes, thereby ensuring their safety and comfort. More information about these options will be provided soon.
Also, during the semester, we will observe applicable government guidance on such issues as room occupancy limits, physical distancing, hygiene, and related mitigation measures.
We will have more information to share with you on our re-opening as plans are finalized in the coming weeks. Please enjoy the remainder of the summer. Stay healthy and safe and we can’t wait to see everyone in August!
Tracy L. Brundage, Ph.D.