Return to classes for spring semester planned in University of Dayton

Dayton, Ohio – The University of Dayton has released details about its plan for the spring semester.

The university said that its planning takes from what it learned during the fall and the core strategy remains identifying those who are positive with the virus and their close contacts and quickly move them to isolation or quarantine.

The school said spring will include a phased arrival, from Jan. 15 through Jan. 31 with about 500-600 students scheduled to move in each day.

Students who live in university housing will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival, with rapid results in 20-30 minutes.

All undergraduate classes will be remote from Jan. 19-31. In-person components of blended and in-person classes will begin Feb. 1, if conditions permit.

The university said that students who do not comply with their COVID testing or who repeatedly violate campus health and safety expectations are subject to discipline and sanctions that include being barred from campus, and may result in suspension for the semester.

School officials say their plans may change at any time based on conditions or public health recommendations.

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