Goldey Beacom College delays move-in by a week as Covid-19 cases surge

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Goldey-Beacom College has delayed the start date for in-person classes in the spring semester citing a rising tide of Covid-19 cases.

Goldey-Beacom class operated in a remote format during the fall semester.

The official move-in for undergraduate students will take place Jan. 15-17, 2021 one week later than originally planned.

The 15-week spring semester will start on Saturday, January 16, and end on Friday, April 30.

Day classes will operate in the classroom while evening classes will be in hybrid format, with 50 percent in the classroom and 50 percent online. Some classes will be fully online. Graduate classes will offer both hybrid and online formats.

“Making predictions for the spring is impossible,” said Dr. Colleen Perry Keith, president of the college. “Every decision we make, whether it is to open or close the college or to delay classes or NCAA sports, is predicated on the safety and well-being of our students.”

The college cautioned that state or federal guidance or orders can overrule these decisions if the pandemic worsens in the coming weeks and months.

Founded in 1886, Goldey-Beacom College has approximately 1,800 students from 22 states and over 60 nations. Its campus is in Pike Creek Valley west of Wilmington.

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