ODESSA, Texas (Nexstar) – As vaccinations ramp up and COVID-19 numbers fall, The University of Texas Permian Basin is gearing up for the fall semester.
On Thursday the University said they are hopeful to return to a pre-COVID experience in 2021. That means more face-to-face classes, more on-campus events and additional on-campus services, according to a release.
However, UTPB acknowledged that the pandemic is not over and they could keep some safety protocols in place.
As for now, UTPB plans to offer in-person learning as well as online instruction but has plans to change course if health concerns grow.
Additionally, UTPB announced a plan to return to typical campus housing occupancy, continue campus-dining options and resume campus recreation and fitness programs under the proper guidelines.
According to UTPB, they are still in the early stages of this plan.