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UCCS will move to remote learning after Thanksgiving break

Posted at 9:37 AM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 19:46:20-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — The majority of classes being held at UCCS will move to remote learning after Thanksgiving break to "minimize rise and potential spread of COVID-19," according to university officials.

There will be three weeks left of the semester following the break and students who live in housing on campus will be able to remain on campus with increased testing.

“We know that we are beginning a season of holidays that often involve travel and family gatherings,” said Chancellor Venkat Reddy in a release. “The safety of our students, faculty and staff is our number one priority. We still have four weeks until the start of the Thanksgiving break, and we must remain dedicated to the mitigation efforts that have made UCCS an example of how to return to on-campus operations during this pandemic.”

Those students who decide to move off the campus will receive a credit for the spring housing charges using information that was emailed to them, according to UCCS.

As most classes move to remote learning, the university did say there will be a limited number of courses that will continue as normal. Other areas of the campus outside of residence halls will be open in accordance with any applicable public health guidelines.

While students returned to campus on Aug. 24, UCCS has said previously they plan to stay open for the entire semester, but will monitor conditions and make any necessary adjustments to keep everyone involved safe.