Virginia students told to expect different college life

Virginia students told to expect different college life
Gov. Ralph Northam holding a press briefing in Richmond (Source: VPM)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia students should expect a far different college experience when universities reopen to in-person classes in the fall.

Gov. Ralph Northam outlined statewide guidelines Thursday that higher education institutions will have to follow to reopen.

He says each institution will have to submit a comprehensive plan for how they will conduct operations amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Peter Blake is director of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.

He says students should expect a “new normal” when they return to campus, including more online and hybrid classes and smaller class sizes.

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