Central Lakes College in Brainerd and Staples to bring back in-person activities this fall

Students will be able to learn in person, virtually or through a combination of both this fall.

CLC Central Lakes College banner with the sky in the background
Central Lakes College banner. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch

Administrators at Central Lakes College announced the return of an array of experiences this fall, including in-person learning, athletics and many other on-campus student activities.

“While we will always prioritize the health and safety of the college community, we are confident in our decision to return to a better than normal fall semester,” CLC President Hara Charlier said in a news release. “We have been safely learning in person throughout the entire pandemic. We understand that our students need not only a vibrant, in-person college experience, but also the flexibility of virtual access to manage their busy lives. This fall, students will have both.”

CLC will offer extensive in-person courses and opportunities to engage, while retaining the flexibility that virtual courses and services offer. Students will continue to choose how they want to learn, whether it be fully in person, online or somewhere in between.

Additionally, students will continue to have access to in-person services, food service on campuses, student life activities, athletics and cultural and performing arts events. Those who wish to engage virtually will continue to have access to these and the many other activities that are part of the CLC experience.

Returning to an improved normal will look similar to the school’s pre-pandemic state, with added flexibility and all health and safety measures recommended by public health experts.


“You will receive a vibrant college experience this fall,” Charlier said. “We look forward to seeing you on our campuses.”

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