South Dakota’s public universities have announced they won’t have students return to campus after the Thanksgiving break for the close of fall semester in order to mitigate coronavirus infections. Finals will be held remotely in early December.
The six public universities plan to bring students back to campus for the start of the semester on August 19th.
Regents President John W. Bastian says the adjusted schedule will reduce student travel and the risk of coronavirus infections spreading on campus. The universities will also hold classes on three holidays: Labor Day, Native American Day, and Veterans Day in order to make up for the lost class time.
Spring semester will begin January 11th.