The University of Pittsburgh announced that it will allow remote access to undergraduate courses only at the Pittsburgh campus during the first two weeks of the fall semester, which starts Aug. 27.
At Pitt-Titusville, for the first two weeks and throughout the term, our courses will remain in person, except for those courses that were previously approved to be online or delivered in a hybrid fashion.
We made this decision in collaboration with members of our faculty leadership. The consensus was that they, as well as their students, want to return to in-person learning.
We also considered three factors:
The prevalence of the virus on our campus and in our surrounding community is low.
Our campus – as well as the surrounding communities – is less dense, which helps to reduce the spread of any illness, including COVID-19.
We have many measures in place to support the health of our campus community, including requiring all unvaccinated/undisclosed faculty, staff and students to participate in weekly COVID-19 testing
Our priority remains supporting the health and safety of our entire campus community. Therefore, we will continue to collaborate closely with our colleagues in Pittsburgh and monitor the situation on our campus and in the surrounding communities and will make updates and adjustments as needed.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Interim President Esch