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UArizona President: "There will be school this fall"

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Posted at 4:53 PM, Apr 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-23 19:53:03-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — In a letter released today, University of Arizona President Robert Robbins says that while details are still being worked out, there will be in-person classes this fall.

Robbins says the school is working on "a comprehensive academic and health plan" allowing "options for hybrid face-to-face and online learning" in the fall, so long as it is allowed by state and local authorities.

Parents, students, and staff will receive further information on the measures the school is taking to ensure a fall semester takes place by the week of May 4. Robbins also says they hope to have a decision two months prior to the start of fall classes.

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As far as summer classes are concerned, Robbins says May and June's scheduled classes will be held online, and the school will decide the status of July's courses soon.

This announcement comes six weeks after the school went to an online only model.