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MSU To Resume In-Person Classes in January; Spring Break Is Cancelled

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MSU will offer about 400 in-person classes in January and increase on-campus single-occupancy housing.

Michigan State University will increase in-person classes and on campus housing starting in January.


Undergraduate classes for the spring semester will begin January 11. 


The university will offer about 400 in-person classes…10 times the current semester level.


MSU will provide 2,500 additional single-occupancy residence hall rooms for qualifying students. 


The university says living spaces are being cleaned more frequently and more thoroughly than ever before. 


Spokesperson Emily Guerrant says on-campus housing and in-person classes this fall have been safe experiences.


“We have not had outbreaks or transmission in those settings,” Guerrant says.  “So, we feel the protocols, the safety precautions we’ve set up are working, and that we are able to bring an additional subset of folks back to campus in a safe way.”


Students returning to campus to live and attend class will be required to participate in the COVID-19 Early Detection Program, which relies on saliva samples for testing. 


The residence hall application process is expected to roll out in a few days.

There will be no Spring Break at MSU next semester. 

Instead, the university will offer three no-class days during the spring to give students a break from their studies.

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