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Georgia Southern studying fall campus return
Georgia Southern

In a video message sent out earlier this week, Georgia Southern President Dr. Kyle Marrero said the university is studying plans to begin holding in-person classes on its campuses in Statesboro, Savannah and Hinesville in August.

No classes have taken place on campus since the university began spring break on March 13. All classes moved online March 30.

'We will continue this summer with a robust slate of online classes,' Marrero said in the video. 'As we look to the fall, we are currently planning to return to in-person classes.

We're working through contingency plans on what that will look like. But it is my hope that we will soon again see (students) on our beautiful campuses this fall.'

The 2020-21 academic year is scheduled to begin on Aug. 10 at Georgia Southern, with the first day of classes on Aug. 17.

'Our plan has always been to return to face to face instruction in the fall should guidance from the governor's office and public health officials allow it,' said Jennifer Wise, director of Communications at Georgia Southern. 'Institutions, including Georgia Southern, are working now to develop their plans.'

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