INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE NEWS
IRSC RETURNING TO NORMALCY AS IT
READIES CAMPUSES FOR FALL SEMESTER
Indian River State College will be returning
to pre-pandemic operational capacity
beginning with the fall semester that
begins Aug. 18.
In addition to expanding classroom
occupancy, the college will resume full
in-person participation throughout its
performing arts and athletics programs,
planetarium shows, foundation events,
community and social activities and in general
spaces of student engagement.
The announcement comes at a time
when higher education institutions across
the nation — including the entirety of the
Florida State University System — have
publicized similar arrangements.
“IRSC is looking forward to welcoming
back more students on our campuses with
the start of the new academic year,” Dr.
Timothy Moore, IRSC president, said. “We
intend to increase classroom occupancy to
more typical levels and provide the robust
face-to-face learning and social experiences
that so many students are yearning
for while offering a wide range of online
courses and complete degree programs for
students who prefer that modality.”
In anticipation of returning to normalcy,
IRSC has created additional social spaces
where students can safely engage with
each other, with the faculty and with
staff. A new outdoor café area adjacent to
the Koblegard Student Union on Fort Pierce
campus is one such example.
IRSC will continue to offer vaccination
opportunities to its students and employees,
track COVID cases and maintain heightened
levels of cleaning and sanitizing. In
alignment with Gov. Ron DeSantis’s recent
executive orders, the college has moved to
a mask-recommended position.
To apply or register for the fall semester,
visit www.irsc.edu or stop by the Student
Success Centers at any of the five IRSC
campuses. The college offers more than 100
programs leading to bachelor’s degrees,
associate degrees, technical certificates,
applied technology diplomas, and career
training and apprenticeship programs
that lead to professional licensure and
BY SUZANNE SELDES
IRSC students will be returning to campus as college
resumes pre-COVID operations.