Hodges University set to reopen campus June 1

Published: May 19, 2020 8:14 AM EDT
Updated: May 19, 2020 12:00 PM EDT

While the Board of Governors works out their plan for getting students back on campus, students at Hodges University will already be in class as the university plans to reopen in just days.

Students will be learning inside of this brand new building.

Gloves, masks, sanitizer, and other safety precaution materials will be sitting right in the lobby ready for use.

We’re told physical therapy students will be the first ones walking through these doors come June 1.

Hodges University is anxious to get students back in the classroom, but the staff acknowledges that safety comes first.

“We’ll do the CDC questionnaire when people come in the door, I’ll make sure to check their temperatures those kinds of things,” said Hodges University President, John Meyer.

A big reason for reopening is that not all classes can be done online.

“We have several programs where there’s a hands-on component that is critical that is a state requirement if the student is going to earn his or her degree,” said Meyer.

Students in those programs will be the first ones back using brand new classrooms.

President Meyer says another reason for opening campus again is that he doesn’t want to delay anybody’s graduation.

As of right now, the university plans to fully reopen come fall.

They believe this slow transition starting June 1 is a good way to prep, rather than opening all at once.