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LCC will welcome students back to in-person learning in fall

Fall classes are set to start on Sept. 27.

Posted: Mar 16, 2021 6:59 PM
Updated: Mar 16, 2021 8:42 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Lane Community College students will start to transition to in-person learning in fall 2021, officials say.

The college said half of the courses will be taught in-person and the other half will continue to be taught remotely. By spring of next year, all courses will return to normal.

LCC provost Paul Jarrell said when students do return to in-person, class sizes will be between 20 and 30 people. They'll be required to wear masks and social distance.

Amanda Irvin, a paramedic student at LCC, said she's happy students will be heading back the classroom.

"We do a lot better if we have the ability to have the instructor in front of us and ask certain questions especially when it comes up," Irvin said. "Instead of waiting on Zoom, there's not always guaranteed connection because of the internet.”

Jarrell said he expects most students and staff will have the vaccine when fall classes start on Sept. 27. The college said they are stil working out plans to transition to in-person learning.

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