Auburn, AL (EETV)- Auburn University announced Wednesday morning that they plan on having a full in-person academic and student life experience in the fall of 2021.

This decision was made in conjuction with state and local health officials with input from student governance groups on campus.

Although specific plans are still in development, Auburn expects that when fall semester begins on Aug. 16:

  • Course offerings, and the manner in which the courses are delivered, will resemble a typical fall semester.
  • Elements of campus life that involve groups of people, such as housing, dining, recreation, events, travel and transportation, are expected to return to more normal operations. 
  • The campus community will be asked to follow certain health and safety precautions. Specific guidance will be outlined this summer.

The plans are based on the assumption that the incidence of the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to decrease in Alabama and that a significant amount of students and faculty will be vaccinated by the end of the summer.

Auburn's vaccination efforts are ongoing and avaliable to all students, faculty and staff. While it is not mandatory, the university is encouraging everyone to get the vaccine.

More information about plans for the fall and summer will be posted on the university's website on a future date.