MISSOULA — Even though the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted classes this spring, University of Montana administrators are reminding students to complete their registration and prepare to come back to campus in the fall.
Montana Commissioner of Higher Education, Clayton Christian had previously said the Montana University System was preparing for a return to "face-to-face" instruction.
UM President Seth Bodnar has also said the university is planning for classroom instruction later this year, with administrators working on ways to allow learning while maximizing safety.
The university emailed students on Monday to assure them classroom instruction is coming back, and not to delay their registrations.
"We're committed to being here for them when they get to campus. We're working hard right now, again, to design that campus experience with coronavirus in mind and with the knowledge that we may have some operational adjustments to make,” UM spokeswoman Paula Short said. “But we want to make sure that students know we miss them on campus and we look forward to having them back in the fall."
President Bodnar has previously encouraged students to not "put their lives on hold" right now, planning for not only fall classes, but also taking advantage of summer courses.