UMN announces classes will be moved online through summer semester

University President Joan Gabel announced the change in a system-wide email to staff, students and faculty Monday.

President Joan Gabel addresses the Board of Regents at the regents retreat in Duluth on Wednesday, March 11

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President Joan Gabel addresses the Board of Regents at the regents retreat in Duluth on Wednesday, March 11

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Due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19, University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel announced Monday in a system-wide email that all summer classes will be administered online.

“While we manage through the immediate concerns and challenges presented by COVID-19, my leadership team and I are also considering plans for the intermediate and long-term future,” Gabel said in the announcement. 

This decision comes as University students enter the third week of online classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing guidelines. 

While the move to online classes applies to all University students, individual campuses will communicate with students this week about campus-specific plans, the email said.

“Each campus will communicate with students and faculty this week about its specific summer plans for 2020, so keep an eye out for those messages. You will have all of the information you need in the very near future to make your summer academic plans,” the email read. 

This is a breaking news report. More information will be added as it becomes available.