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UCCS announces it will hold in-person classes for fall semester

Posted at 4:45 PM, Jun 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-04 18:45:14-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — The University of Colorado Colorado Springs announced Thursday it will bring students, faculty, and staff back to campus for the fall 2020 semester.

UCCS said it developed guidelines to allow the campus to reopen as scheduled.

“A university is a collection of its people, not its buildings, and all decisions made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have been made with the safety of our students, faculty and staff as the top priority,” said Chancellor Venkat Reddy. “While we have learned we can accomplish a great deal remotely, we know that our students, faculty and staff want to be back on campus to learn, research and collaborate again.”

A memo to the campus Thursday said classes will begin on August 24 and residents halls will open for on-campus students.

The memo also said UCCS plans to stay open for the entire semester, but will monitor conditions and make any necessary adjustments to keep everyone involved safe.

The Return to UCCS website outlines the plan for reopening, and will offer additional resources as the stat of the semester approaches.