Students are coming back to a new normal at Southern University and students as well as staff are prepared as they can for the upcoming semester.
Officials say they’ve been planning for weeks to ensure everyone is safe when returning back to campus.
Precautions in place include students wearing face masks, PPE will be provided to employees and students, and increased sanitation stations inside buildings, classrooms and offices.
Social distancing stickers have been placed in common areas that individuals will be in close contact.
Students believe Southern has handled the safety measures the best way possible.
“The precautions are amazing. I have never seen a university who has been so prepared and so eager to ensure the students’ safety is at hand. We wanted to make sure anything we put in place will basically be something students will actually be comfortable with and knowing we did the best we can to put them back here in this campus environment,” says SGA President Chandler Vidrine.
The university provided three instructions options for students: traditional, hybrid and online.
The fall schedule will follow as planned. The only changes will be students who live on campus will have to leave right before the Thanksgiving holiday and exams will be virtual.