First day of classes for students at Black Hills State University

SPEARFISH, S.D. — Wednesday was the first day of classes at Black Hills State University.

Preparation for the start of the school year has been in the works all summer, with staff trying to figure out the best way to reopen during the pandemic.

Students are asked to wear masks while on campus, as well as being advised not to gather in large groups, but with cancellation of fall sports and other events, it has been tough for students adjusting to the new polices.

Laurie Nichols, President of BHSU said “We have had to cancel things that make up the college experience in the fall, and a leading one is our athletic program, so that will impact the student experience especially on weekends. So I’d say that’s one of the biggies. The other is that student activities and student events, we will have to monitor very closely and we are going to try to have as many as we can but we will have to modify them.”

Black Hills State is still offering dual enrollment and high school students have until September to sign up.

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