Michigan State University will be ready to welcome back students to campus this fall.

President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. announced in a letter to the MSU students and community that classes will begin Wednesday, Sept. 2, as previously scheduled with both in-person and online components. The university announced that they then plan to end all in-person instruction on Wednesday, Nov. 25, with remaining instruction, study sessions and final examinations moving remotely for the remaining three weeks of the semester. At that point, students will have the option of returning to their permanent residences for the Thanksgiving holiday and not returning to campus, or remaining on campus until the semester ends.

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“For teaching, this will almost certainly entail the continued use of some online and remote classes while adding more hybrid classes and resuming some purely in-person options,” Stanley said in the letter. “We can and will do this in a responsible manner that works to mitigate risk to the entire university community while preserving the high quality of an MSU education, our extension mission, our world-class research and the social interactions that make MSU special.”  He also noted that social distancing practices and wearing face masks would all be necessary and that large gatherings will be strictly limited and regulated.

The university commented that they will continue to monitor the state guidelines in making adjustment or changes to the schedules when needed.

MSU suspended in-person classes back on March 11th and switched to finishing the spring semester virtually. All summer classes are still being conducted virtually at this time as well.

You can read the full letter from President Samuel L. Stanley Jr here.