Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Announces Fall 2021 Opening Plan
Thaddeus Stevens College is planning to open in the fall 2021 semester with expanded on-campus learning. General education classes will remain online, while all labs and shops are planned to be held in-person on campus. In addition, student housing will expand to two students per room. Extracurricular activities and athletics are expected to resume.
The plan for fall is based on a Health and Safety Plan driven by CDC guidelines, and currently includes daily symptom checking, surveillance and symptomatic COVID19 testing, masking, distancing, hand hygiene, and surface cleaning. It is also based on the increased availability of COVID19 vaccinations and the expectation that the vast majority of the Thaddeus Stevens College community will be vaccinated by the start of the fall 2021 semester.
Even as we plan for a more traditional campus experience, we recognize that our plans will be determined by the course of the coronavirus. Our decisions will be directed at all times by the latest available data and expertise from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH), and the College’s Health Services. Rates of infection remain high in many parts of the country and the world. The success the College has experienced so far in maintaining the safety and well-being of our community is due in large part to the ongoing vigilance and extraordinary commitment of students, faculty and staff.
Our priority is the health and well-being of our community, while continuing to provide access to college for all individuals.