Officials from Purdue University Northwest released its plans Friday for the return of students at campuses in Hammond and Westville.

The school intends to offer in-person and virtual classes this fall, which begin on August 24.

PNW says the past few months have been challenging to develop a policy that keeps student and staff safe in the forefront, without shortchanging the academic opportunities.

“Our goal is to ensure students continue to gain the enriching experiences they expect from a PNW education this fall,” said Kenneth Holford, provost and vice chancellor of academic affairs. “Faculty are preparing to offer engaging learning experiences whether students take courses in face-to-face, hybrid, virtual or 100% online formats.”

PNW said it will still have a variety of fall breaks, with final examinations scheduled for the week of December 14-19.

Face coverings are required on campus. Every campus member will receive two cloth, reusable face coverings from PNW.

The school has repurposed some larger spaces on both campuses to be used as classrooms allowing for greater social distancing, including Alumni Hall in the student union on the Hammond campus and the  Great Hall in the Dworkin Center on the Westville campus.

PNW has also canceled all on-campus camps and conferences until 2021.

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