Framingham State University Prepares To Reopen For Fall Semester

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Hundreds of colleges and schools are preparing for the upcoming Fall semester in different ways, taking into account the safety measures recommended by the state to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The plan at Framingham State University is to offer 70 percent of classes online, and 30 percent in a physical classroom, which will mean fewer people living on campus.

Those who do live on campus will have more space, according to FSU's Communications Director Dan Magazu.

"We are limiting our resident halls to about 60 percent of their normal capacity in order to cut down on the number of folks in shared bathrooms," said Magazu, "and to make sure people can practice social distancing, they have single rooms instead of doubles, that sort of thing."

FSU has also had "continuity teams" working on campus throughout the summer, with staff, faculty, and administration all getting ready for a brave new academic world.

WBZ NewsRadio's Carl Stevens reports:

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