Most Alamo Colleges students will learn remotely, according to fall plan

'Stay Home, Work Safe' plan will remove most students from campus in November

SAN ANTONIO – If you’re a student at the Alamo Colleges this Fall you should expect to stay home and learn as most classes are expected to be held remotely.

The Alamo Colleges released plans for students who are enrolled for the 2020 Fall semester as the coronavirus pandemic continues globally and, except for career, technical and some arts and sciences courses that may require face-to-face learning, students won’t be returning to the classroom.

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For the Fall 2020 semester, no on-campus events will be held, all travel has been canceled, all meetings and training will be online and health screening and temperature checks will be required for everyone on campus.

Alamo Colleges officials designated five levels, ranging from Level 1 which is 100% on-campus learning, to Level 5 which is 95-100% remote teaching and learning and referred to as “Plan and Resource” or “Stay Home, Work Safe.” The full explanation of the different levels can be found here.

“Student success and completion remain key priorities for the fall semester,” said Alamo Colleges Chancellor Mike Flores, “and a great deal of time and work has gone into creating this plan to provide faculty, staff and students with the resources, plans and support needed to prepare for fall.”

Campuses are expected to operate at Level 4 until November 26. Level 4 allows up to 10% of essential personnel to work on campus and offers a one-stop, one-office, limited on-site student support location by appointment only for students at each college.

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