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Southeastern begins fall classes today; enrollment continues through Friday

August 17, 2020

Students attended classes Monday wearing their face coverings at Southeastern.

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University began fall classes Monday with both face-to-face instruction and remote learning.

Students started the process of moving back into the residence halls last week in preparation for the beginning of classes.

“We are excited to have our students back on campus,’’ said Southeastern president Thomas Newsom. “The University has been very diligent in providing a safe and healthy learning and living environment on campus through social distancing, the requirement of face coverings, and other measures. We remain committed to offering our students a quality education.’’

Although today is the first day of classes, students can continue to enroll through Friday, August 21. New and transfer students can contact the Office of Admissions (580-745-2060), while current students can contact their advisors.

Classes began Monday at Southeastern

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University has released a comprehensive 19-page “Return To Campus Plan’’ outlining general practices, Fall 2020 instruction, campus events, student organizations, student housing/dining, and other resources. It may be utilized by students, faculty, staff, parents, and the public. To access this document, visit https://www.se.edu/student-wellness/coronavirus-update/.

The plan states that all students, faculty, staff, and visitors must wear face coverings when they are inside buildings on campus, unless wearing face coverings is contrary to meeting educational and participation objectives as determined by faculty/staff. Face coverings are not required outdoors, but highly recommended if social distancing is not possible.

Fall semester classes began Monday at Southeastern.

Visitors to campus are requested to provide and wear their own face coverings while on campus.

One alteration to the fall schedule as recommended earlier by the Southeastern COVID Task Force and the subcommittee on instruction (composed of faculty and department chairs) and approved by president Thomas Newsom is to move from face-to-face instruction to remote/online delivery of courses for five days (Nov. 30-Dec. 4 ) at the end of the semester. This will be followed by a finals week to be  conducted virtually, with either online exams or alternative projects/presentations.