Wente announces that no decision has been made regarding fall semester

In response to inquiries from different groups about the status of the fall semester, the Interim Chancellor posted on social media that the University is “considering all possible options.”


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Interim Chancellor Susan Wente announced on social media Tuesday morning that no decision had yet been made regarding the fall semester.

“We are considering all possible options, recognizing that there will not be a one-size-fits-all solution across Vanderbilt’s undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, and that our fall semester may look very different than it has at any other time in our history,” the post said.

While we’re navigating much uncertainty, our goal and sincere hope is to hold in-person classes on campus this fall,” the post continued.

Other universities across the nation have also held off on making a decision regarding the possibility of having in-person fall semester classes. Schools like Boston University, Harvard University and Oregon State University are considering plans for the possibility that in-person classes will be cancelled in the fall, according to reporting by CNN.

Wente’s post went on to say that  the university is dedicated to careful analysis and is considering “an abundance of diverse expertise” to protect the health of the Vanderbilt community as the school re-opens.