UT students to return to campus this fall, stay home after Thanksgiving

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May 20, 2020 - 11:19 pm
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AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- The University of Texas says it will bring students back to campus this fall for most courses.

According to a post from President Greg Fenves, the fall semester will begin as scheduled on August 26. Classes will run until Thanksgiving; however, students will not return to campus after the Thanksgiving break. Instead, students will participate in reading days and final exams remotely.

"With COVID-19 still expected to be active this fall, we hope to avoid the possibility of students becoming infected during the Thanksgiving break and then spreading the virus to classmates upon their return after Thanksgiving," Fenves wrote in the message.

All in-person commencement ceremonies for the fall semester will also be postponed. An in-person university-wide commencement ceremony for the Class of 2020 will be held at some point in 2021; spring and fall 2020 graduates will be invited to the celebration.

UT employees who are authorized to work on campus are also being required to wear a face covering at all times, unless they are in a private office or workspace.

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