Co-Lin announces fall semester plans

Co-Lin will reopen campuses this fall to offer on-site instruction along with the traditional residence hall experience.

“The Co-Lin team has been busy preparing to ensure we are ready to institute necessary safety precautions in all areas of the college that will be part of the new normal as students return to campus,” said Co-Lin President Dr. Jane Hulon. “We are being proactive in ensuring that our fall plans are fluid in the event we need to react to stricter health guidelines and recommendations, while continuing to provide a quality education.”

As part of the plan for the safety of our students and employees, the dates for the fall term will be adjusted. Co-Lin administration has been in communication with other members of the higher education community to determine the most common schedule plan for fall. Classes for Fall 2020 term will begin on Monday, Aug. 17. The college will observe Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 7. Fall exams are scheduled for Nov. 16-19. Because the semester will be shortened, all classes will be in hybrid format, which means instruction will be a combination of face-to-face and online.

College administrators have been monitoring information concerning COVID-19 from the Mississippi Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Due to the concern students may travel over college breaks putting them at greater risk of COVID-19 exposure and potentially exposing others, the decision has been made to eliminate the traditional Fall Break and complete the semester before the Thanksgiving Break. Therefore, students will not return to campus until the spring semester in January.

Co-Lin will be providing additional information concerning fall classes on the college’s website at www.colin.edu and on social media.