Oklahoma State University announced its plan to return to in-person classes in the fall 2021 semester.
OSU officials cited the expected progress and In the upcoming months "to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus through widespread vaccinations and continued recommendations of handwashing, distancing and mask use in the hopes of achieving herd immunity on campus."
OSU's Vice Provost Dr. Jeanette Mendez said the top priority is for a safe return to in-person classes.
“The pandemic forced us to innovate our academic delivery methods to minimize academic interruptions and ensure our students receive instruction safely,” said Vice Provost Dr. Jeanette Mendez. “Last spring, we made the shift to an online instruction model quickly thanks to the adaptability of our faculty, staff and students, and our investments in technology the past few years to accommodate growth in online instruction. While pleased we have online as an option, our top priority is to safely return to in-person classes and labs this coming fall.”
OSU officials said they always "follow the recommendations of our health officials when it comes to safety protocols."