Fall 2020 Update

In these uncertain times, many of us have questioned, “What will BCM do in the fall?”

We have waited on Southeastern Louisiana University’s decision on the matter of handling school in light of coronavirus. Southeastern has released an update on how we will safely begin the Fall 2020 semester:

  • Faculty, staff, and students are expected to self-monitor and stay away from campus if they have any doubt they have contracted the virus. Faculty, staff, and students are also expected to practice social distancing and proper sanitization.
  • Face masks will be required for faculty, staff, and students.
  • The semester calendar has changed to allow students to refrain from traveling to and from school between Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. In order to do this, classes will begin early (Monday, August 17th instead of Wednesday, August 19th). Fall Break and Labor Day Holidays will also be eliminated. The last day of class will be Tuesday, November 24th. Final exams will occur remotely after Thanksgiving.
  • Faculty and students who are at risk will be able to request a flexible schedule that allows for remote working/schooling.
  • ALL classes will be prepared to transition to remote delivery on short notice, should the need occur.  

As we progress and plan for a safe start to the Fall semester, SLU BCM is adhering to the guidelines set by the CDC, our government, and Southeastern. We will continue to follow what Southeastern does should they make any adjustments to their guidelines or scheduled classes/activities. We are planning for face-to-face events as scheduled, such as FUSE, Free Lunch, Bible Studies, and Church Fair. We will cancel, reschedule, or “virtualize” as much of our programming as possible should the need occur at any point in the semester. For more frequent updates, follow us on Facebook and Instagram.