Midland College announces plans for fall semester

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MIDLAND, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – The fall semester is quickly approaching. Like many schools across the country, Midland college has announced how it will be operating this upcoming semester.

“70% of our classes for the fall will be online or hybrid which means it is a combination of online and face to face,” Rebecca Bell, Executive Director of Institutional Advancement at Midland College said.

As students return to campus this fall, Bell said Midland College will be taking major precautions.

“We are practicing social distancing measures and we are practicing CDC cleaning protocols,” Bell said. Face masks are required inside all Midland College buildings no matter who you are, where you are you must have on a face mask.”

While extra sanitation will be implemented in all buildings, Bell said cleaning supplies will also be provided to those who may want to take extra care.

” For students, we will have available wipes on the desk if they want to do extra measures and wipe their desks when they leave or when they come in,they are welcome to do that,” Bell said.”Teachers will also have access to cleaning supplies if they feel they need to clean something in between janitorial cleaning, the teachers will be able to do that.”

And for students who will live on campus, there will be a new layout in residence halls.

” Normally we would have two people per room,” Bell said. “This year we are only having one person in a room to help with that social distancing.”

Midland College said it’s committed in keeping everyone safe,and they don’t want anyone to stop pursuing their education during these uncertain times.

“We want our students to keep coming to class, we want them to learn,” Bell said. “You should not interrupt your college plans just because of the pandemic,because it will be over.”

Midland College is still accepting incoming students for the fall semester which begins on August 24th.

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