Davenport Plans Return to ‘A New Normal’ For Fall Semester

    Grand Rapids, Mich. — Davenport University will be returning for the Fall 2021 semester offering a more normal college experience. The university plans to offer in-person classes, on-campus social activities, sporting events, and a more traditional campus environment, university officials announced Wednesday.

    “Our students have done an outstanding job of honoring the safety protocols we put in place to protect the health and safety of our community,” said Dr. Richard J. Pappas. “I’m confident that with the vaccine more readily available and our responsible student population, we will be able to provide the on-campus college experience this fall our students have come to expect.”

    The university plans to offer:

    ·       In-class instruction

    ·       Fall sports

    ·       In-person, on-campus activities, including Student Life

    ·       Campus tours for prospective students and high school groups

    ·       Cafeterias and other foodservice offerings for in-person dining at the W.A. Lettinga Campus in Grand Rapids

    ·       Student housing with private rooms for up to 850 students

    ·       Online, real-time virtual and hybrid class options

    “We are encouraging all of our students, faculty, and staff to get the vaccine when eligible,” Pappas said. “By doing so, we’ll be able to honor our commitment to offering the best learning options and college experience for our students this fall.”

    Davenport remains committed to putting the health and safety of its university community first and following the guidance of public health officials. The university will maintain its strict cleaning protocols across all of its campuses. It will also continue to operate its Coronavirus Preparedness Taskforce, a team with representatives from across the organization, to monitor the situation regularly and inform the university of any recommended changes.

    As additional Fall 2021 details are available, updates will be posted to davenport.edu.