“We’ve made the conservative decision to bring back a reduced number of students to campus ... it should be noted that we will continue to be informed by science and should circumstances change, we will maintain online instruction," George T. French Jr., Clark Atlanta’s president and chair of the Atlanta University Center Consortium council of presidents, said in a statement.
Clark Atlanta, which had nearly 4,000 students last year, the largest enrollment of the three schools, plans to allow first-time freshmen, new transfer students, seniors scheduled to graduate in May and some student-athletes to return to campus. Morehouse’s plan consists of allowing up to 1,200 freshmen and upperclassmen and a limited number of faculty and staff members. Spelman, which had an enrollment last year of about 2,100 students, plans to let 350 students in the residence halls. First-year students, seniors and some student leaders will be given first priority for living on campus.