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RIT proposes "accelerated" fall semester, awaits guidance from officials on reopening

Jun 12, 2020

Rochester Institute of Technology announced changes to the upcoming fall semester on Friday. RIT will be holding an “accelerated” fall semester with in-person classes starting August 19th and ending November 24th. Final exams will be conducted online.


The proposed schedule is contingent on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s pending guidance on reopening plans for all college campuses in the state. RIT is also awaiting direction of local and state health officials and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention before finalizing the reopening plan.

In a statement, RIT president David Munson and Provost Ellen Granberg said that they are working “diligently” on innovative approaches to uphold new health and safety standards. Some measures include possible quarantine housing, virus testing, daily monitoring, and new food service models.