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UVA hopes to start school on-time in August

Posted at 4:47 PM, May 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-28 16:47:31-04

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- The University of Virginia intends to start its Fall semester August 25 with in-person classes ending before Thanksgiving.

“We have been guided by our desire to offer an exceptional experience for our students and, at the same time, to safeguard the health and safety of the UVA and Charlottesville community,” a message sent from the university on Thursday read.

The university admitted many details still needed to be sorted out. Those final decisions and details were expected to be announced in mid-June.

“We are still trying to determine how many students we can have safely back on Grounds and living in dorms, and how many in-person classes we can host, given social distancing restrictions,” the message indicated.

Larger classes and classes taught by professors with health concerns will remain online. Students unable to return to Charlottesville for school will be allowed to take classes remotely or take a gap year.

Additional information can be found here.