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The University of South Carolina announced Sunday that face-to-face instruction will end for the fall 2020 semester at Thanksgiving break.

The university will not have a fall break for students in the upcoming fall semester.

“Two major changes will stand out as you review the following schedule: first, there will be no Fall Break and second, we will conclude face-to-face instruction at Thanksgiving Break,” said university President, Bob Caslen. “The new schedule meets requirements for federal financial aid and for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).”

University of South Carolina will follow the following schedule for the fall 2020 semester:

Aug. 20: Classes begin

Sept. 7: Labor Day will be a Remote Class Day; classes will be held online and asynchronous for all classes

Oct. 15-16: Fall Break is cancelled; classes will be held on these days

Nov. 3: General Election Day will be a Remote Class Day; classes will be held online and asynchronous for all classes

Nov. 24: Face-to-face instruction will end

Nov. 25-29: Thanksgiving Break

Nov. 30: Remote Class Day

Dec. 1: Remote Class Day

Dec. 2-4: Reading Days

Dec. 7-14: Final Exam period

"This virus continues to ask a great deal of us, and we must be ready to respond thoughtfully to any development or situation,” Caslen said. “I am extremely proud of the FPG (Future Planning Group) and am grateful to every participant in this impressive group of leaders. These experts have given me a new level of confidence in our capacity to resume in-person classes on August 20 and to accommodate those students, faculty and staff who choose to work and study remotely.”

To view Caslen’s update, visit The University of South Carolina’s COVID-19 updates page online.

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