SCAD today announced that Fall 2020 classes for SCAD Savannah and SCAD Atlanta campuses will be delivered primarily virtually, with some exceptions to address the needs of certain programs and students.
The move is in response to the "current hotspot" status of COVID-19 cases in Georgia. SCAD Lacoste will remain closed for the Fall 2020 quarter.
Students in Savannah and Atlanta will be given two options: continue to engage in virtual learning from home, or return to campus to access physical resources.
notes that the current plan is to open designated spaces for students who want access to labs and studios with specialized equipment. "Of course the future opening of buildings will be dependent on circumstances at the time, and this plan may change," the statement notes.
Protocols will include mandatory face coverings, temperature-taking stations at every building, reduced occupancy on SCAD buses, and enhanced sanitation, as well as residence halls being reduced to 33% of capacity for fall. More information on housing options will come later.
SCAD also addressed the announcement made by ICE which would revoke visas for international students who study entirely online. "SCAD cares deeply about our international students, and at this very moment, we are working diligently with government officials and other universities to clarify the details of this unexpected announcement," they say. "These actions are still subject to change, however, and it is too early to release guidance to students, whose welfare remains our highest priority."
SCAD urges students to visit its FAQ page
for more information.