'Ready to go:' Students return to campus at Carroll University
WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) – Students at Carroll University in Waukesha are arriving back on campus for the Fall 2020 semester.
The university says it is taking several steps to keep students and faculty safe and healthy.
The school is requiring all students who return to campus to have a negative COVID-19 test within 10 days prior to arrival. Anyone who doesn’t, won’t be allowed to stay in campus housing or take in-person classes.
Face coverings will be required in all buildings and outside when social distancing can’t be maintained. The university said classrooms will have limited capacities and anyone who tests positive will be required to isolate.
Students who don’t feel comfortable returning to campus are able to take classes virtually.
"We’re ready to go and we’re ready to welcome students back," Carroll University President Cindy Gnadinger said. "It will be different, but it will be engaging and will be fun."
One student said he realizes the importance of following the changes and hopes others do too.
"Now is the time to really weigh personal responsibility and kind of know that this is all riding on us," Senior Jacob Lutzke said. "For those of us who really love being in-person, in classes and seeing people around on campus, we kind of have to take that responsibility on ourselves to make sure that we’re following protocols."
Classes begin on August 24. More information on Carroll University’s comeback plan can be found here.