AMHERST, N.Y. (WKBW) — Daemen College in Amherst is making changes to its fall semester in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to details released on Monday, the school will begin the fall semester as scheduled in September but will skip fall break and transition to remote learning for the final two weeks of the semester. This is in response to a predicted second wave of the virus.
Fall classes will begin on-campus on September 8 as planned. Under the revised schedule, fall break on October 12 and 13 has been canceled and classes will be held on those days. Also, immediately after Thanksgiving break, the college will transition from on-campus to online instruction starting on November 30 and will continue this format through final exams that end on December 18.
“These semester changes are proactive measures to best protect the campus community and to mitigate the potential spread of the coronavirus while also maximizing on-campus instruction for our students,” said Dr. Michael Brogan, senior vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college. “We look forward to welcoming our students on campus for fall classes and providing the exceptional academic quality and student experience that are the hallmark of a Daemen education.”