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UW-Superior plans to offer in-person classes for fall semester

SUPERIOR, WI -- The University of Wisconsin-Superior announced it currently plans to bring students and employees back to campus in the fall.

Thursday's announcement comes after UW-Superior transitioned its classes to an online format on March 30 until the end of the 2020 spring semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The UW-Superior Recovery Team has been hard at work on the plan to bring students and employees back to campus,” said Renée Wachter, UW-Superior chancellor. “It is cautious and phased in its approach. Details of the plan are being finalized and will be shared soon.”

Classes will be a mix of on-campus and online, as social distancing requirements will determine how campus space can be safely utilized.

Along with holding some on-campus classes, the university also plans on hosting athletic teams and competitions.

There will also be students living on-campus in the residence halls, and UW-Superior will be providing on-campus activities and support services.

“Campus has been very quiet since classes were converted to remote learning in March,” said Wachter. “I know I’m not alone in looking forward to seeing our campus vibrant and active again. We are committed to doing all we can to keep campus safe for students, employees and guests of our small but mighty university.”

UWS officials recently announced all faculty and staff would be intermittently furloughed beginning July 1. The employees will forfeit one paid day per two-week pay period.

University officials say the furloughs would save about $1 million.

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Cade Klimek

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