Union to resume in-person classes for fall semester

June 16, 2020

Classes for the fall semester at Union University will meet on campus and in-person, with the university taking necessary safety precautions to protect students, faculty and staff from COVID-19.

“We’re excited to welcome new and returning students back to campus in the fall,” Union President Samuel W. “Dub” Oliver said. “Our students thrive in the Christ-centered community they find at Union, and we’re looking forward to seeing that community re-established as we continue to provide students with an excellent education.”

The university is still working on logistics, and task teams are in place to develop plans for classroom space, on-campus dining, housekeeping and other matters. Oliver said Union’s on-campus housing, with a private bedroom for each student and separate entrances into each apartment, provides a safe place for students to live and study.

“We are committed to the safety and welfare of our students and the broader Union community,” Oliver said. “We are already practicing, and will continue to practice, safety measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control as well as the state and local health departments.”

New students will move onto campus Aug. 14, with residence complexes opening for returning students on Aug. 16. Classes are scheduled to begin Aug. 18.