HBU is making preparations to serve students face-to-face on campus beginning in Fall 2020. This spring and summer, we temporarily transitioned the mode of instructional delivery and the way we serve students to remote delivery. We’re humbled by so many learners who responded with optimism and readiness to move forward with the new plans in place.
In our 60th anniversary year, we are particularly eager to continue offering “A Higher Education” on campus, as well as online. A Husky Strong Task Force is developing plans to accommodate students in classrooms with potential physical distancing in mind. Additionally, the task force will work to ensure measures are in place to protect the continued health of our campus community.
Dr. Robert Sloan, HBU president, said, “HBU’s remote instruction has gone amazingly well. Now, with the work of many committees and a major task force well underway, we are committed to a full resumption of in-person classes for Fall 2020. We do so with a comprehensive commitment to all the best guidelines and practices for ensuring the health and safety of our students, staff and faculty.”
To help ease the financial concerns of students and families, the HBU Fund Campaign is furthering the University’s financial aid efforts. Congress has allocated $2,615,603 to HBU, half of which is being awarded as emergency financial aid grants directly to students, through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
To accommodate incoming freshmen who are unable to take the SAT and/or ACT exams, HBU is waiving the standardized test score requirement for current applicants, as well as those applying for Summer/Fall 2021. Applicants who choose to opt out of submitting a standardized test score will be considered holistically for admission to HBU. All applicants will be considered for scholarships whether they submit a test score or not. Additionally, our Get Oriented (GO) orientation events for incoming students will be conducted remotely this summer.
The faculty, staff and leadership of HBU look forward to welcoming new and returning students in person this fall. We invite potential students to contact Admissions@HBU.edu, or 281-649-3211.