Cal U holding classes remotely, closing residence halls for fall semester

Cal U holding classes remotely, closing residence halls for fall semester

CALIFORNIA, Pa. — California University of Pennsylvania will hold classes remotely during the fall semester and all on-campus residence halls will be closed, the school announced Friday.

The decision was made based on the recent rise in COVID-19 cases throughout Pennsylvania and across the country, school officials said.

Cal U President Geraldine Jones said “it has become apparent that even the best on-campus experience presents too great a risk to our Cal U family. Like many of you, I am eager to return to the Cal U we all know and love. But right now, the risks are simply unacceptable.”

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Some classes will be offered online, but most will feature real-time remote learning.

In addition to classes, student activities will be held virtually and most employees will work off-site.

Classes will begin Aug. 24.

For more information about Cal U’s plan for the fall semester, CLICK HERE.

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