Many colleges and universities will welcome students back to campus this fall. However, with cautions to protect people from COVID-19, life on campus will be different.
Indianapolis-based Complete College America President Dr. Yolanda Watson Spiva says they are working to determine what must change and how to make that happen.
“There are so many things to consider,” Spiva says. “What it is going to look like is going to vary by the campus and by the resources that they have, but we will never be the same again.”
Spiva says administrators must prepare for all COVID-19–related issues.
“In the fall, if there is a second wave, what does that look like? Are you prepared? Our emergency planning we have been doing for several years around if there is a school shooting,” Spiva says. “But are we now prepared for a pandemic?”
Complete College America works as a national advocate to increase college completion rates and close equity gaps.