Students must attend fall classes in person, officials say

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Schools may accommodate students temporarily in the first two weeks of the semester to address potential COVID-19 quarantine requirements.

Students will not have an option to take classes remotely during the upcoming academic year, officials said in an email Wednesday.

Interim Provost Chris Bracey said officials expect students to attend classes in person this fall and said officials will not provide semester- or year-long remote accommodations. He said schools may accommodate students for a “limited time” in the first two weeks of the semester to address potential COVID-19 quarantine requirements.

“Only those limited courses designated for online formats will have a remote component,” Bracey said in the email. “Please be aware that there are very few courses at the undergraduate level that are fully online, so it is not possible for you to plan a remote curriculum.”

The announcement comes as officials continue to plan for a fully in-person fall semester, following more than a year of remote learning during the coronavirus pandemic.

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