Colleges work on contingency plans for fall semester

It appears some college students won’t be headed back to class for a few more weeks.

However, some colleges are already working on contingency plans for the fall.

At Gustavus Adolphus College, faculty prefers face to face instruction, and they hope to get back to it for the fall semester.

"However, it would be irresponsible for us to not think about other options, so certainly there are lots of possibilities," Gustavus Adolphus College Provost Brenda Kelly said. "One would be to delay the start of the fall semester."

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The college is not holding summer classes and a decision on the fall semester will likely come in August.

The University of Minnesota says its decision on fall classes will be made in June.

The Minnesota State System says come fall "every one of the 30 colleges and universities will be open to serve our students." However, whether that will be in person or online is not yet known.