Our Revised Academic Calendar
We have revised our Fall 2020 Academic schedule to reflect a shortened period on campus. It is our belief this calendar mitigates health risks to students, faculty and staff and maximizes the likelihood of a successful return to in-person instruction.
- Classes begin one-week earlier (Monday, August 24 instead of Monday, August 31). Resident students could begin moving in on Monday, August 17.
- There are no breaks (Breaks for Labor Day, Fall Break are eliminated).
- In-person classes end on Wednesday, November 25, the day prior to Thanksgiving.
- Final Exams are administered in take-home or online formats. Such assessments should be administered by faculty or submitted by students, between Monday, November 30th and Saturday, December 5th.
For additional details on the academic calendar use this link: https://www.kings.edu/calendar
Strategy for Safely Resuming In-Person Instruction
Entrances and Exits to Buildings
Wherever possible the College will try to help control and direct the flow of pedestrian traffic in to and out of designated building entrances and exits to reduce congestion in high traffic areas. We ask the campus community to follow the instructions that will be provided for utilizing designated paths of travel across campus and within elevators, stairwells, and hallway corridors within College facilities.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
The College will provide the required Personal Protective Equipment for staff and faculty who are working on campus. To help facilitate this process there will be a centralized purchasing team accountable for acquisition of COVID19-related PPE supplies that include but are not limited to reusable cloth face masks, disposable face masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, safety barriers, and other required supplies and equipment.
Class Size and Limits on capacity
The King’s College Facilities Department has physically surveyed classrooms throughout our building facilities to help determine the maximum capacity that could be achieved while safely maintaining the CDC recommended social distancing guidelines. Based on these CDC social distancing guidelines, in most cases our revised classroom seating capacity has been reduced to about one third of the original room seating capacity. In addition to updated seating capacity of our existing classrooms, we are repurposing and reassigning some of our larger conference rooms and assembly area locations to serve as new temporary classrooms in order to help safely accommodate larger groups of individuals where social distancing clearances are physically possible. Desks, chairs, and floor locations will be marked to clearly indicate safe designated seating locations within each classroom. We ask that our faculty and students follow the physical spacing guidelines that have been carefully prepared for each of these locations.