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    Lackawanna College Announces Reopening Plan for Fall Semester

    July 15, 2020 – Lackawanna College announced its reopening plan today for the fall semester, which begins Monday, Aug. 31, at all locations. The plan includes implementing new safety protocols and adjusting some course formats with the safety of students, faculty and staff in mind.

    The College will welcome students back to campus, but students will be given the option to choose all online classes for the semester. Students who elect to take in-person classes will receive hybrid courses—with most on-ground classes meeting in person once per week.

    Select classes requiring hands-on instruction such as the Division of Health Sciences and the Police Academy will continue with in-person instruction. Campus offices will open with minimal staff, with many employees continuing to work remotely.

    Lackawanna President Dr. Jill Murray says the plan will remain flexible and is subject to change based on public health guidance or other developments.

    “A hallmark of a Lackawanna College education is our genuine interest in helping each and every student succeed by providing a welcoming, engaging, relevant academic experience that motivates, inspires, and meets students wherever they are on their educational journey,” said Dr. Murray.  “COVID-19 has made us more committed than ever to our mission. The physical, emotional, social, and intellectual well-being of our students remains our utmost priority.”

    Students, faculty, staff and visitors will be required to wear face masks, participate in daily temperature screenings and adhere to social distancing guidelines outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

    To access the Lackawanna College Academic reopening plan, visit


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