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UMD, UWS plan for online summer classes

UMD is planning for summer classes to remain online. UMD is planning for summer classes to remain online.  |  Photo: WDIO-TV file

Updated: April 06, 2020 06:50 PM

Both UMD and UWS are now planning for summer classes to take place online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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University of Minnesota-Duluth

University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel announced Monday that summer classes across the system "will be conducted through alternative instruction." 

Students should expect communication from the respective campuses this week about specific summer course plans.

The U of M Board of Regents is scheduled to meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday morning. According to a letter from President Gabel, the regents will consider the start date for financial credits they authorized last week. 

Gabel is planning a COVID-19 town hall for 4-5 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. People will be able to watch it here

University of Wisconsin-Superior

The University of Wisconsin-Superior is doing the same, offering all summer 2020 courses online. 

"The great majority of offerings were already planned online, so there is no disruption to those courses," UWS Interim Provost Maria Cuzzo said in a press release. "Twenty-four courses originally scheduled to be on-campus will now be offered in online format." 

UWS says no decisions have been made around summer programming and events like camps, and nothing has been decided about fall courses either. 

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