Grand Valley is working to redesign our standard classrooms, embracing the ideas of social distancing. Seats will be 6 feet apart, and there will be a 6-foot divide between the instructor and the first row of students. As an example, many of our classrooms in Mackinac Hall are normally designed for 48 students. This diagram demonstrates how those rooms will be converted for a capacity of 19 students. Course offerings are being adjusted to take these new classroom capacities into account.
GVSU will be reducing capacity in walk-in computer labs. In this example, a normal 35-seat lab becomes an 18-seat lab, by removing nearly half of the workstations. The remaining workstations are staggered to maintain a distance of at least 6 feet between seats.