Southeast Missouri State University student publication

Provost announces plans for Fall 2021

Friday, February 19, 2021
Graphic by Ally Bruemmer

Classes at Southeast will return to pre-pandemic standards for the Fall 2021 semester, according to a letter by the Provost Office.

In the letter, sent to Southeast email accounts Feb. 19, the Provost states the decision was reached based on several factors, including input from the Missouri Department of Education and plans of other universities.

Seat capacities and class sizes will return to pre-pandemic standards, the Provost stated in the letter. More sections will also be face-to-face than in the Spring 2021 semester. Online, webinar, Hyflex and blended classes will be offered when applicable to the course content.

Southeast is receiving guidance from the Cape Girardeau Public Health Center and State of Missouri to ensure safety in fully reopening in the fall. If it is determined that it would not be safe to return to normal operations, the university would return to Spring 2021 guidelines.

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