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UWA expects traditional campus experience for fall 2021

UWA students at Brock Hall
University expects to enter fall 2021 semester in person, with continued face-to-face instruction and a return to traditional event schedules

The University of West Alabama expects to enter the fall 2021 semester in person, with continued face-to-face instruction and a return to traditional event schedules. The University will soon release its operational plans for summer and fall 2021, aligning campus health and safety protocols with federal and state guidance.

Having maintained face-to-face instruction throughout the pandemic with minimal disruptions in operations and COVID-19 rates significantly low, UWA expects a complete return to normal as vaccination numbers continue to increase.

“Our summer and fall operational plans are similar to UWA’s early COVID-19 response, which we believe to have served us exceedingly well in minimizing community spread and allowing in-person classes over the past year,” said UWA President Ken Tucker.

Tucker said that UWA has remained committed to helping students stay on track for their degree programs and achievements. UWA’s COVID-19 response has included protocol necessary to maintain a strong semblance of normal campus operations in support of that goal.

“Students have many choices to make for their future, and now more than ever, students and their families need to know that the opportunities to pursue their academic and career goals at UWA still provide a memorable college experience with social and extracurricular engagement. Taking what we’ve learned over the last year, we look forward to the full return of some of our favorite traditions and the campus life we enjoy.” 

One of our major goals is to help ensure that no student is denied the opportunity to earn a degree because they are lacking financial support. Our Admissions team and Financial Aid Center, along with all the others who help guide students through enrollment, are eager to help students navigate the application and enrollment process.

UWA President Ken Tucker

 

“One of our major goals is to help ensure that no student is denied the opportunity to earn a degree because they are lacking financial support,” Tucker said. “Our Admissions team and Financial Aid Center, along with all the others who help guide students through enrollment, are eager to help students navigate the application and enrollment process.”

UWA is among a small percentage of campuses in the nation who maintained face-to-face instruction beginning as early as fall 2020. UWA’s relatively small class sizes, open spaces, and campus culture provided flexibility for a year that was as close to traditional as possible for a University.

“UWA’s campus classes have been meeting in person since the fall 2020 semester,” Tucker said. “Our faculty, staff, and students have been very cooperative and patient, and we have maintained as much of a typical college experience as possible. Our campus community has been resilient, and our students have benefited as a result.”

To schedule a campus tour virtually or on campus, or to apply for admission at UWA, contact the UWA Office of Admissions at 888-636-8800 or admissions@uwa.edu. A tour scheduling tool is available at www.uwa.edu. More information on academic programs and enrollment is available at www.uwa.edu/admissions.

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