Palm Beach Atlantic University Announces Plan for Fall Semester

The university intends to resume in-person instruction for the fall semester with enhanced safety precautions.

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Palm Beach Atlantic University intends to resume in-person teaching, learning, and residential life for the fall 2020 semester. To insure student and faculty safety, the university will continue following CDC guidelines, executive orders from Governor Ron DeSantis, and local health directives. Students, faculty, and staff will return to the West Palm Beach campus in August for an on-time start to the academic year.

“Our community thrives on face-to-face interactions and meaningful relationships,” said University President Dr. Debra A. Schwinn. “These connections are essential to our mission of Enlightening Minds, Enriching Souls, and Extending Hands.”

With Florida officials systematically lifting restrictions in phases, Schwinn said she is confident the university can resume in-person instruction in the fall while protecting health and safety, which are of paramount importance. Schwinn is a Stanford University-educated and University of Pennsylvania-trained medical doctor.

In order to protect the campus community, the university is finalizing plans to provide students with campus accommodations and will adjust instruction, residential life, and on-campus activities as needed. Extra sanitation devices are being installed and protective health provisions are being made throughout the campus.

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