Sarah M. Pritchett
Concord University
Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312,

After 4 p.m.
Office: 304-384-5211
Cell: 304-320-6405

June 2, 2021


ATHENS, W.Va. – Concord University is announcing plans for the Fall 2021 Semester which include an anticipated return to pre-pandemic levels of instruction and operations.

“We plan to be on campus, in our classrooms, while also providing several online programs that are new and exciting.  Like last year, Concord will remain agile, ready to change if it becomes necessary, and excited about the opportunity we now have to return to a far more ‘normal’ year,” says President Kendra Boggess.

“Because of the dedication of the faculty, staff and students and the safety precautions the University took through the pandemic, we were able to keep our transmission rates low and the overall University community safe,” states Daniel Fitzpatrick, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

“We are encouraged by the current trends and projections and as such we intend for the University to return to pre-pandemic modes of course delivery, residence living, and overall operations,” he says. “CU intends to operate at full capacity with in-person classes in the fall, restoring as much normalcy as possible while certain precautions for mitigating the spread of COVID-19 remain in place.”

Classes begin for the fall semester at Concord University on Monday, Aug. 16. Expectations for the semester include: face-to-face learning; residence halls at full capacity; buildings and facilities, including dining operations, the library and the fitness center, returning to normal hours and increased capacity; and spectators permitted at all athletic activities.

The University plans to follow all health and safety protocols recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). Safety protocols for fully vaccinated members of the campus community and those who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 have been established for the start of the fall semester. To date, many Concord faculty, staff and students have been fully vaccinated.

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Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086, if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.

Students walking outside of the library at Concord University