"There’s been more experimentation with pedagogy in the last five months at Georgetown than in the last 200 years." — Douglas Reed of Georgetown...
These gap years will have nothing to do with introspective soul-searching and everything to do with the fact that many colleges and universities will be closed for at least the fall semester.
The decision to only offer classes online during the first term came unexpectedly. Until this week, officials had considered a mixed-option plan.
Georgetown University was originally supposed to bring 2,000 undergrads, including all freshmen, to the main campus this fall.
Students returning to campus will be charged the lower double-room rate. Also, housing and dining costs will be reduced by 20 percent due to the shorter semester length.
Earlier this month, it was announced that Georgetown would house 2,000 students this fall, a group consisting of the entire freshman class and some upperclassmen.
The decision as to whether schools will operate on an in-person or a virtual basis, or on a hybrid model, will be announced on July 31, said the mayor.
The plan is to reopen in stages, welcoming about 2,000 undergraduates to campus first, including the freshman class of 2024.
Earlier this year, Georgetown University officials announced a 3.5-percent tuition increase for undergraduates, which would make the cost nearly $30,000 per semester.
While many universities are telling students not to come back to campus until after the Thanksgiving holiday, Georgetown University President John DeGioia’s letter left the timing open.