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University of California system says in-person classes will resume in the fall on all its campuses

Jan. 11, 2021
Officials say all 10 system campuses are planning to resume in-person classes as more people receive the vaccine to ward off Covid-19.

The University of California system says it plans to have students return back to its 10 campuses for in-person instruction when the Fall 2021 school year commences.

CBS Los Angeles reports that UC System President Michael V. Drake says he arrived at the decision in consultation with the chancellors of the 10 University of California campuses.

Covid-19 vaccines are being administered now to front line healthcare workers and could be available soon to students, staff and faculty, so UC says they are getting ready to welcome students back to its campuses, while still observing virus prevention and safety guidelines.

“Current forecasts give us hope that in the fall our students can enjoy a more normal on-campus experience,” Drake said in a statement.

The pandemic has upended the college experience and plans for many students. The abrupt move to remote learning made living on campus unnecessary for many students, and prospective students put their plans on hold in the hopes of a more traditional college experience after the pandemic ended.

UC officials say that specific plans for fall classes starting dates, and safety measures will be announced by individual campuses in accordance with their respective public health agencies.

The California State University system also has announced plans to return to in-person instruction in the Fall.

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