Pomona College released information for what an in-person spring semester could look like in an email to students Monday, detailing strict social distancing guidelines and plans for creating a “bubble” on campus.
The Pomona College class of 2020 commencement ceremony has been scheduled to take place virtually in mid-December.
While some Pomona professors wish to return to face-to-face instruction provided safety precautions are taken, many have already decided they won’t be teaching in person come fall semester, even if students return to campus. In interviews with TSL, faculty expressed concerns about bringing students back to campus, job security and potential furloughs.
In a move to minimize the impacts of COVID-19 during the fall and winter months, the Claremont Colleges will start the fall semester one week earlier than planned, cancel fall break and end classes before the start of Thanksgiving break.
Pomona College will freeze tuition for the 2020-2021 academic year at 2019-2020 levels, the college board of trustees voted Friday. The measure keeps on-campus tuition at $54,380.
Despite 5C commencement ceremonies being postponed due to COVID-19, the Claremont Colleges are celebrating their seniors this weekend.
In an exclusive interview with TSL, Pomona College President G. Gabrielle Starr talked about grading and fall plans amid coronavirus.
In response to COVID-19 related costs, Scripps College and Harvey Mudd College have frozen hiring for new and vacant positions.
Pomona faculty will re-vote on Friday on an A/no record/incomplete grading policy following technical difficulties at Wednesday’s meeting.
Pomona barred students and reporters from a faculty meeting to decide coronavirus grading policy. This is unacceptable.