PORTALES (KSEL)- In a letter to students and staff, Interim Chancellor for Eastern New Mexico University, Dr. Patrice Caldwell, announced that ENMU will be open for the fall semester.
Faculty and staff are actively planning to use a combination of in-person and online teaching and learning strategies that deliver “the learning experiences students are used to at ENMU”.
In a board of regents meeting last week, a timeline was revealed as to how and when ENMU will reopen under the pressures of COVID-Safe practices.
In July, ENMU employees will return to work in stages. Whereas essential employees have already returned to campus, and a phased return will allow for COVID-19 training.
On August 3, the campus will reopen to early arriving students and faculty. Dawg Days and freshman orientation/move-in will be scheduled for August 15 with extensive COVID-19 precautions.
In the letter, officials stated that classes will begin instruction on August 18, and will be offered in hybrid forms for people who want to continue online instruction and in the case public health orders again eliminate face-to-face instruction.
Residence halls and dining areas will be open, following social distancing regulations.
“I ask all our campus visitors and those returning to our campus community after being away to take personal responsibility for the health and safety of those you know and those you have yet to meet. Wear your mask, follow social distancing, and take care to monitor your symptoms.”