Ivy League Schools Reveal Plans for Fall 2020

Harvard, Princeton and Yale Universities have revealed their plans for the upcoming fall semester and have decided to drastically limit the students who come to campus, according to Forbes.

About 40 percent of the undergraduates will be allowed to stay on campus each semester, with freshmen being given priority, but all teaching will be done remotely. All the students will be required to move out before Thanksgiving.

“Harvard was built for connection, not isolation,” Harvard University President Larry Bacow, Faculty of Arts & Sciences Edgerley Family Dean Claudine Gay and Danoff Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana, said in a joint statement, according to the Harvard Gazette. “Without a vaccine or effective clinical treatments for the virus, we know that no choice that reopens the campus is without risk.”

Undergraduates will live in single bedrooms with a shared bathroom. Students will also be required to take coronavirus tests when they arrive and then once every three days.

At Princeton, half of its undergraduates will be allowed on campus. In the fall, first-year students and juniors will be on campus, while sophomores and seniors will be there in the spring.

Most classes will be online and students will get a 10 percent discount on their tuition — Harvard’s tuition will not be discounted.

Yale will allow 60 percent of its undergraduates to return to campus. For each semester next school year, three classes of students will be in residence. Students who do not return to campus will be allowed to take classes remotely.