08/14/2020- Students will be back on the local UW campus for the Fall 2020 semester in a little over two weeks, though, like many other schools, campus officials have said students should expect typical in-person instruction to be anything but. Cindy Bailey is the Campus Executive Officer at UW-Green Bay, Marinette campus. She says while the quality and availability of the courses they offer hasn’t changed, the college experience this year will be unlike any other. Major changes on campus to prevent the spread of COVID-19 include face mask requirements and staggering more popular classes to limit the number of people gathering at any one time.
The sudden shift to digital learning last semester presented a challenge at the onset, but Bailey says it also may have forced them to grow and develop that platform in ways that could benefit students long-term.
Earlier this summer it was decided that athletics at the UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus and all UW satellite campuses would be suspended for the upcoming academic year because of COVID-19 related concerns and challenges. Bailey says student performances, including productions by Theatre on the Bay, will also likely have to be reevaluated and restructured this year to meet public health guidelines.