LANCASTER – Franklin and Marshal college informed students that hundreds of college sophomores would not be allowed back on campus, and only the slim number of sophomores who were already approved may return to off-campus housing in Lancaster, according to LNP. Instead, college President Barbara Altmann stated in a letter, all sophomores will be required to continue remote instruction. If COVID-19 precautions stretch into the spring, sophomores would be allowed back on campus, and first-year students would stay home and learn remotely, she said. The move, which is meant to reduce the campus population, comes as colleges nationwide try to discover ways to offer a comparable college experience while reducing the threat of COVID-19. Millersville University has decided to reduce on-campus housing capacity by 32%.

FRANKLIN AND MARSHAL COLLEGE PRESIDENT, BARBARA ALTMANN