RADNOR, PA—Cabrini University has announced it plans to return to primarily in-person course instruction for the fall 2021 semester.
In accordance with any and all COVID-19 mitigation measures that may be identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health authorities, the University expects to resume its operations on a more traditional on-campus schedule, with increased face-to-face engagement and more robust on-campus offerings.
“As the vaccination rollout gains momentum in Pennsylvania and across the country, and the expectation of a decrease in COVID-19 cases comes to fruition, we see glimmers of hope that a return to some level of normalcy is on the horizon,” said President Donald B. Taylor, PhD. “With this promise of more widespread immunity and our community’s success with adherence to mitigation measures to date, we are prepared to provide a safe and engaging experience on campus for the larger Cabrini community.”
Cabrini has utilized multiple modalities, including fully virtual, hybrid (virtual and in-person), hyflex, and face-to-face, since March 2020 and the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. Residence halls on campus reopened in August of last year, and students have enjoyed in-person, hybrid, hyflex, and remote coursework during successful fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters, utilizing whichever format best fit their needs.
More information on how the University will continue its required mitigation efforts during the fall semester will be forthcoming, and the University’s technological capabilities and remote learning infrastructure remain in place should a pivot to primarily or all virtual instruction be required.
Cabrini is also currently researching how to best facilitate COVID-19 vaccinations within and throughout its campus community.
“Our students, faculty, and staff have worked diligently to utilize available technology and creatively maintain our sense of community throughout the past year,” said Chioma Ugochukwu, PhD, Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs. “We are eager to safely welcome even more members of our Cabrini community back to campus.”
About Cabrini University
Founded in 1957 by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Cabrini University is a Catholic institution that empowers students to become advocates of social change through an Education of the Heart, focusing on academic excellence, community engagement, and leadership development.
Cabrini enrolls approximately 1,550 undergraduates in more than 40 majors, pre-professional programs, concentrations, and minors on its serene 112-acre campus located 30 minutes from Philadelphia. The University also enrolls 525 students in graduate, doctoral, and professional studies programs at its main campus in Radnor, PA, and at five off-campus locations.