NHCUC Member Institutions

Fall 2020 Campus Re-Opening Plans

Antioch University New England:

AUNE, like the rest of Antioch University will not be returning to “normal” business operations. Instead AUNE will be operating on a limited basis for on-campus academic programming as well as student service support functions. Limited means that many courses and programs will to continue to operate as remote teaching and learning experiences for students while others will be offered in hybrid fashion utilizing a combination of remote and face-to-face instruction. Visit for more information.

Colby-Sawyer College:

Fall semester to take place over 12-week span. The college will implement a 12-week fall semester with in-person instruction to begin on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7, and conclude Tuesday, Nov. 24. Students will be asked to leave campus prior to Thanksgiving, and will complete final exams virtually Dec. 2-5. A recess previously scheduled for Oct. 12—16 will no longer occur. In instances where government ordinances do not allow an entire class to meet at once, students will be asked to alternate between in-person and Zoom attendance. Visit for more information.

Community College System of NH:

As CCSNH and its colleges resume on-site learning and operations, the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors is paramount.  We are committed to establishing methods for maintaining safe and healthy learning and working environments conducive to providing quality programs and services while mitigating concerns and unsafe conditions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit for more information.

Franklin Pierce University:

FPU announced that students will return to our 1,200 acre campus in Rindge, N.H. for the fall term. Work is also underway at the university’s academic centers to renew some clinical rotations and hands-on labs for its Doctor of Physical Therapy and Master of Physician Assistant Studies programs. Visit for more information.

Granite State College:

GSC is 100% online so students will experience no disruptions this fall. Visit for more information.

Hellenic American University:

Visit for updates on the fall semester as they are announced.

Keene State College:

Keene State College is planning to re-open campus in the fall to welcome back students, faculty, and staff. Decisions are focused on safety, using measures to preserve the health and wellbeing of all community members. Should plans to re-open residential operations be delayed due to an unpredicted change in the pandemic, Keene State will offer a bridge period of remote learning, or a blended on-campus and remote learning period. In the case of a fully-remote learning period, the College will offer additional financial aid, and a reduction in total cost of attendance for students and families. Visit for more information.

MCPHS University:

Please visit as plans develop for the fall.

New England College:

NEC’s Henniker and Manchester campuses will be open for in-person learning this fall and are considering a range of approaches that prioritize safety, flexibility, and academic quality. To help each of you in your planning, we are committed to sharing our plans as they develop. Please note, the information provided below is subject to change. Visit for more information.

Plymouth State University:

Plymouth State’s Fall Opening Task Force is planning for students’ safe return to campus this fall. The Task Force is working closely with the University System of New Hampshire (USNH) to develop an approach to enable students to return to all system campuses safely. The foundations of this approach include New Hampshire state guidelines for reopening, public health guidelines for supporting higher education on campus, and COVID-19 testing for the campus community. The health and safety of the campus community is and will continue to be our highest priority. Visit for more information.

Rivier University:

The University will welcome new and returning students to campus this fall for face-to-face instruction and a student residential experience. Rivier employees will return to campus throughout the summer following a phased-reopening plan. Visit for more information.

Saint Anselm College:

SAC announced that on-campus classes will resume on Aug. 19 with an adjusted academic calendar for the fall semester. The college intends to bring students back in a phased-in manner approximately 10 days before the first day of classes, with an extensive health and safety protocol to be followed by all members of the campus community. The school calendar will include beginning classes two weeks earlier than normal. In-person instruction will conclude on Nov. 20 when students depart for Thanksgiving break; classes will resume from home on Nov. 30 followed by review sessions, reading days, and final exams conducted virtually. Plans are underway for a more robust winter session, which usually occurs during winter break, and the spring semester. It is likely we will have an expanded J-term and begin the on-ground spring semester later than usual. More details will be coming later this summer. Visit for more information.

Southern New Hampshire University:

Southern New Hampshire University announced its decision to extend remote learning for campus students through the Fall 2020 semester due to ongoing health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. With this shift, SNHU will reduce undergraduate campus tuition to its online rates ($960/3-credit course) for all campus students moving to remote learning for the fall. Visit for more information.

University of New Hampshire:

UNH is preparing to welcome students back to our campuses in Durham, Manchester and Concord for a COVID-19-ready fall semester. Informed by the latest science, public health guidance and ideas from our university community, UNH is developing a flexible, in-person fall 2020 experience designed to keep our community safe, ensure access and quality for our students, and move our community forward. Should health conditions change, we are prepared to pivot in support of the health and well-being of our community. Visit for more information.