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(Photo Gallery) Texas State kicks off Summer II, introduces new Alkek Design Lab

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The main Quad remains empty, Monday, July 6, 2020, on Texas State’s campus. While today was the first day of Summer II courses, most were moved online to adhere to COVID-19 safety guidelines.

Texas State announced July 2 it would be moving the majority of face-to-face classes for summer II to an online format in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The only exceptions are classes that require a face to face component for licensure or degree requirements.
A campus usually occupied by thousands of students during any given semester now only allows 200, leaving eery feelings for the few around.
Preceding the start of the summer II semester, the new Design Space located on the first floor of Alkek Library opened for limited use with social distancing measures in place. The lab features new computers, 3D printers, sewing machines and more for student use.

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  • A sign advising passengers to wear face coverings is posted, Monday, July 6, 2020, on a Texas State shuttle bus.

  • Kevin Lyon studies while on break from a lab, Monday, July 6, 2020, in the lobby

    of the Engineering Technology

    building.

  • A safety-protocol sign is posted, Monday, July 6, 2020, outside of the Engineering Technology building.

  • A new hologram display is featured, Monday, July 6, 2020, in the Design Space Lab in Alkek Library.

  • A face mask is left abandoned, Monday, July 6, 2020, on the first day of summer II at Texas State.

  • Social distancing protocols for the

    university shuttle system are placed, Monday, July 6, 2020, at the stop near Jones Dining Hall.

  • Social distancing signs are posted, Monday, July 6, 2020, around Alkek Library to assure precautions are being taken place as students return for the first day of Summer II courses.

  • New sewing machines sit available for student use, Monday, July 6, 2020, at the Design Space Lab in Alkek Library.

  • New 3D printing machines sit in Alkek Library, Monday, July 6,

    2020, in the Design Space Lab.

  • Students work on new software, Monday, July 6, 2020, in the new Design Space in Alkek Library.

  • New social distancing protocols

    and hand sanitizing stations are placed, Monday, July 6, 2020, at the entrance and throughout Alkek Library.

  • A single student makes their way through campus, Monday, July 6, 2020, near the Alkek breezeway. While today was the first day of Summer II courses, most were moved online to adhere to COVID-19 safety guidelines.

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