Dakota State University in Madison is planning to return to a more normal academic setting for this fall.
The state Board of Regents announced Monday that their goal is to return campus life this fall to a setting that looks much like it was before the COVID-19 pandemic.
DSU President José-Marie Griffiths said the university was well-positioned to embrace virtual formats last spring when the pandemic hit, and has learned many things throughout the past year about operating a university in a more virtual format.
She said they look forward to returning to a more traditional face-to-face format for most classes, and to be able to hold more in-person events. One of those including the planned August opening of the university’s newest residence hall, Residence Village.
Griffiths said though that one of the lessons learned during the last twelve months has been the importance of flexibility, so they will continue to be diligent as they monitor the pandemic.
DSU’s Fall 2021 semester is slated to begin August 23rd.