PULASKI, Tenn. – College President Dr. Mark LaBranche announced this morning that Martin Methodist will move back to in-person for the upcoming fall semester. “With case counts diminishing and vaccines becoming more available we are hopeful that we will return to a fully in-person campus experience this fall,” said President LaBranche.
Planning includes returning to full capacity in classrooms, residence halls, and dining facilities. Students will also enjoy a more comprehensive schedule of student events and programming including attendance at athletic contests.
“While we have learned that we can offer the educational experience virtually and we certainly will take advantages of advancements in educational technology, we have also learned that learning is generally more effective and meaningful when provided in-person,” Dr. La Branche said.
Martin Methodist College (Now UTS) moved to remote learning last March and returned to a limited in-person experience in the fall of 2020. Following the guidance of the federal, state and local health officials, the College had been able to create a relatively safe environment and limit the spread of the disease. The continued guidance of health care professionals will ensure the continued safety of students and staff.
It is also expected that pending authorization and approvals that Martin Methodist College will open the fall semester as The University of Tennessee Southern. The institution has a rolling admissions policy, which means that we will evaluate applications as we receive them and admit students throughout the summer.
The University of Tennessee Southern, formerly Martin Methodist College, is the newest member of the University of Tennessee System. Founded in 1870 , UTS offers (number of degrees) associate, baccalaureate and graduate degrees. UTS is located on an historic campus in Pulaski, among the beautiful rolling hills of southern Middle Tennessee. The University of Tennessee Southern is convenient to both Nashville (70 miles north) and Huntsville, Alabama (40 miles south).