Iowa State U Plans In-Person Fall Reopening With Sports Activities

Iowa State University plans to reopen for fall 2020 with students and faculty on campus and college sports resuming.

The institution’s fall plan “must include strategies for resuming as a residential campus with students, student athletes, faculty, and staff, resuming their university roles physically on campus,” said institution president Wendy Wintersteen in a letter to faculty and staff.

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The Des Moines Register reported that Wintersteen is signaling the resumption of football games. Iowa State’s first football game is scheduled for Sept. 5 against the University of South Dakota at Iowa’s Jack Trice Stadium.

In a link in the letter pointing to the “guiding principles” to reopen in the fall, Wintersteen says the plan “is one of the most critical and challenging projects in the history of Iowa State University.” She also announced a 14-person Fall Planning Executive Committee led by John Lawrence, vice president for Extension and Outreach.