UC Irvine announces most classes online this fall

By staff –

Undergraduate students attending UC Irvine in the fall of 2020 will be doing so remotely in most cases, according to an announcement by the university.

In a letter to students and parents, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Willie Banks and Dean of the Division of Undergraduate Education wrote:

“Almost all undergraduate courses will be delivered in a remote format in the fall quarter. A few exceptions are being evaluated, and consist of specialized upper-division labs, specific clinical and experiential courses, and some design courses in Engineering.”

The letter indicated that the university’s goal remains to return to in-person learning when it is safe to do so, but the plan for the winter and spring 2020/2021 terms are more uncertain at this time.

UC Irvine was the first of the 9 UC campuses in the state to announce its plans.

The letter also said it will continue to offer students a “meaningful campus and residential experience.” This includes housing students in single room dorms as well as double occupancy dorms that will be equipped with room dividers.

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