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ENMU conducts fall semester mostly online

PORTALES (KSEL)- In an email message shared with faculty, staff, and students on July 28, Eastern New Mexico University president Patrice Caldwell announced the University’s decision to conduct the majority of fall semester courses online and limit on-campus housing to urgent need situations in response to changing COVID-19 conditions and recent guidance from the State of New Mexico.

While faculty, staff, and the administration spent the summer developing strategies for safe in-person instruction and on-campus housing this fall, Caldwell shared that in order to support the state’s efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, ENMU will be offering the majority of fall semester classes online. ENMU will use Blackboard and alternative delivery mechanisms, including multiple technologies to engage learners in our online courses.

“The University will not take chances with the lives of students, faculty and staff, not even to bring everyone back to campus, which we all wish to do.” said Caldwell “For fall 2020, we believe this plan is the safest and most responsible answer to the pandemic.”

For more information about the Fall 2020 reopening plan and the many ways ENMU is safeguarding the health and safety of its campus community, visit

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