ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — St. Bonaventure University's plans for the fall semester in the time of the coronavirus pandemic includes beginning in-person classes on Aug. 24, one week earlier than scheduled.

Dr. Dennis DePerro, the university’s president, announced the change Tuesday.

The new fall schedule also removes the Oct. 13-14 fall break. On-campus instruction will end on Nov. 24, and the fall semester will continue on Nov. 30 with three days of online-only instruction, a reading/study day and five days of online final exams.

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The final required days of classes will resume in an online format on Nov. 30, and the semester’s exam schedule, also online, will end on Dec. 10.

As the university prepares for the fall semester, TAPinto Greater Olean asked faculty and students how they feel about the upcoming changes, the adjustments that took place in the spring when the university moved all classes online and a June 12 email from the Chief Human Resources Officer R. Erik Seastedt informing faculty that they are expected return to on-campus delivery of courses in the fall. 

Comments from faculty and students may be accessed by clicking on the names below.

Landon Allison, Senior

Alex Butera, Senior

Priscilla Conteras, Senior

Barry Gan, Professor, Philosophy

The Rev. Kyle Haden, O.F.M, Associate Professor, Theology and Franciscan Studies

Rene' Hauser, Associate Professor; Director, MSED Inclusive Special Education; Assessment and Accreditation Coordinator

Mike Jones-Kelley, Lecturer, Jandoli School of Communication

Erick Karnath, Director of Broadcasting, Jandoli School of Communication

David Kassnoff, Lecturer, Jandoli School of Communication

Matt King, Associate Professor and Chair, English

Ryan McSpedon, Junior

Caitlin Miller, Junior

Phillip Payne, Professor, Chair, History

John Pullano, Junior

Tracy Schrems, Assistant Professor, Adolescence Education

Tom Seipp, Sophomore

John B. Stevens, Lecturer, Management

Victoria Wangler, Senior

Emily Weber, Senior

Xio-Ning Zhang, Professor, Director, Biochemistry, Biology

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For more information on the Coronavirus in the Greater Olean area, visit  TAPinto Greater Olean's Coronavirus Updates page, which is updated continuously.

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