By Harry Allison

Temple University is planning a “primarily in person” fall 2021 semester with many students returning to campus.  

The fall schedule will consist of “a broad range” of in-person classes with many faculty and staff members joining students on campus in what president Richard Englert called “a turning point” for the university.

“We hope to return to a vibrant campus experience, with our residence halls, dining halls, student center and academic buildings, as well as our athletic and recreational facilities, open this fall,” Englert said. “Yes, the pandemic will still be with us, and some classes and activities will be online, but there are reasons to be hopeful.”

Temple University is working with the city on vaccination plans and aims to help distribute the Covid-19 vaccine to those affiliated with the college as well as nearby residents, according to Englert. He noted that vaccine production “will be ramping up over the next several weeks and distribution kinks are being ironed out.”