AFTER over a year of virtual classes, the University of California announced that it is planning to return to mainly in-person instruction starting in the fall semester.
In an announcement on Monday, January 11, students will be welcomed back to the 10 UC campuses this fall as COVID-19 vaccines start to become available to students, staff and faculty.
“As the University continues to monitor the evolution of the pandemic, we are also carefully planning a safe return to in-person classes,” President Michael V. Drake said in a statement. “Current forecasts give us hope that in the fall our students can enjoy a more normal on-campus experience.”
Specific plans for resumption of fall classes, including additional safety measures and starting dates, will be announced by individual UC campuses as they continue to coordinate closely with local public health agencies and follow all local and state health guidelines.
The University of Southern California on Monday also announced the return back to primarily in-person instruction as well.
California State University announced the fall reopening for its 23 campuses last December.