NGU eager and ready to bring community back to campus

Published on Wednesday, July 29, 2020

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Returning NGU students will begin moving in Tuesday, Aug. 18 with undergraduate classes starting Thursday, Aug. 20. 

Returning NGU students will begin moving in Tuesday, Aug. 18 with undergraduate classes starting Thursday, Aug. 20. 


North Greenville University is taking steps to resume in-person education on its campuses, eager to bring the community back in classrooms, living areas, and athletic competition.

NGU President Dr. Gene C. Fant, Jr. said the plan, informed by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC)Guidance for Universities and Colleges, provides the University community with advice on the opening strategy.

“Our COVID-19 Response Team has worked ceaselessly on the University’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, carefully planning a sound, practical plan to bring students back beginning Saturday, Aug. 15, for the Fall 2020 semester. NGU’s campuses have been sanitized and deeply cleaned over the summer, with many spaces being completely renovated,” he said.

The protocols released by the University serve as a living document, which is sure to mature as more hard data and best practices become available. “It remains our highest priority to provide as safe an environment as possible as we seek to fulfill our mission faithfully,” said Fant.

Face-coverings are required in all classrooms and strongly encouraged in spaces where physical distancing is not possible. Students, faculty, staff, and visitors are strongly encouraged to wear coverings while inside university buildings, except for dining halls or while in one’s dorm room.

Starting Aug. 15, all residence halls will open to new students. Returning students will begin moving in Aug. 18 with undergraduate classes starting Thursday, Aug. 20. NGU’s Online and graduate programs will begin on Aug. 10 at the Tim Brashier Campus in Greer.

The University plans to operate on the regular academic calendar for the Fall 2020 semester. Students may leave and return to campus freely during the week, weekends, breaks, and holidays.

Monday, Aug. 10 – First day for graduate and online

Saturday, Aug. 15 – New Student Orientation and Move-in

Thursday, Aug. 20 – First day for undergraduate

Friday, Oct. 23 – Monday, Oct. 26 - Fall Break

Wednesday, Nov. 25 – Friday, Nov 27 - Thanksgiving Break

Monday, Dec 7-9 – Final Exams

Friday, Dec 11 – Commencement

Visit NGU’s Opening Plan website for more information.



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