Office of the President
Planning for the fall semester is underway and I am delighted to share with you that we anticipate operations across all of our six campuses being much closer to normal come fall.
Georgia State’s strategy to address the pandemic has proven to be highly successful. We are grateful to our community for their commitment to staying healthy and protecting the health of others. I especially appreciate the understanding and resilience of our students, who have had to endure a vastly changed university experience.
We currently are vaccinating members of our university community following the guidelines set by the Georgia Department of Public Health and will provide updates as additional cohorts of our community become eligible. The vaccines have proven to be safe and effective, and they will be key in making our campuses as safe as possible. Our ability to return to normal operations in the fall will be dependent on having our university community vaccinated against COVID-19, and I therefore strongly encourage every member of the Georgia State family to be vaccinated when they become eligible. With each of us doing our part, our campuses will once again be vibrant with the activities that make a Georgia State education so impactful and valuable.
Given the availability of vaccines and the success we have had in preventing the coronavirus from spreading on our campuses, we intend to open in the fall with a full complement of in-person classes. We also intend to have a fully populated residential community and campuses that provide the usual student services, activities, events and recreational opportunities.
As always, we’ll be monitoring the coronavirus pandemic and implementing our plans based on the guidance we receive from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Georgia Department of Public Health and the University System of Georgia. The health and safety of students, faculty and staff remain the top priority in our planning.
As we prepare for fall, it is crucial that all of us continue to do our part in protecting each other. Wear your masks. Get tested. Respect social distancing guidelines. These are fundamental tools in controlling the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
We look forward to seeing everyone back on our campuses this fall.