FAQ – Academics

Note: All information is subject to change as Hesston College administrators continue to act in accordance with guidance and recommendations issued by federal, state and local public health and government officials.

What will the format be for classes in fall 2021?

Although Hesston College has expanded its course offerings to include more online classes, the college will welcome students back to primarily in-person classes in fall 2021.

Will physical distancing occur in classrooms?

Most classrooms will return to their original seating capacity with faculty directed seating assignments to accommodate those who are unvaccinated.

Will face coverings/masks be required in classes?

Although seating accommodations will be available for those who are not vaccinated, unvaccinated individuals will be required to wear a mask over the mouth and nose while in the classrooms.

How will classrooms and other public places be cleaned and sanitized?

To keep our Hesston College community as safe as possible, classrooms and public places will be cleaned and sanitized regularly with disinfecting agents. Hand sanitizer stations are located at all building and classroom entrances.

How are faculty being prepared for teaching for fall 2021?

Faculty are prepared to move courses to an online format should health and safety become a concern.

Will attendance be required for fall courses?

The Hesston College attendance policy will be in effect in the fall, and faculty members may have other attendance guidelines for their particular classes as stated in their syllabi. Hesston College is committed to doing its best for our students and the attendance policy will be adapted should it become necessary to do so for health reasons.

How will I keep up with my coursework if I am exposed to COVID-19 or develop symptoms that require me to be isolated?

In the event that a student must isolate due to health and safety concerns, the student will be able to attend classes and submit assignments online. Faculty will work with the student and the necessary technology will be provided for the student to use during the period of isolation.