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Amherst College's Plan for Fall 2020 Will Not Include Athletics

July 02, 2020, 11:56 a.m. (ET)

Content Courtesy of Amherst College

The following text is an excerpt from Amherst College's plan for Fall 2020. Click here for the full version.

Although we have reached the difficult decision not to allow varsity teams to travel and compete this fall, we are developing a plan that allows those students who return to campus who are members of our fall, winter and spring varsity programs to participate in both practice and strength and conditioning activities in a safe manner. There is no decision yet regarding winter or spring sports. We are communicating closely with our New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) peers, public health officials, and the NCAA, and will make more information known as soon as we can.

We understand that club sports and outdoor recreation are an integral part of the Amherst experience for many students, and we are optimistic that many of these activities will be able to continue. Of course, they will need to be consistent with applicable safety precautions but we believe our beautiful campus and a New England fall will be particularly well-suited to these activities.

Click here to read the full letter from Amherst College Director of Athletics Don Faulstick.