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KU announces revised academic calendar this fall

University of Kansas
Posted at 2:04 PM, Jun 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-15 16:12:56-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The University of Kansas announced Monday changes to its academic calendar and class offerings in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

In a message to the university, Chancellor Douglas Girod said classes would start as planned on Aug. 24, but then all in-person classes would conclude before Thanksgiving.

Finals and a study week would be held remotely after Thanksgiving, with Labor Day and Fall Break removed from the schedule.

Girod also said that while the university is prioritizing the “in-person classroom experience to the greatest extent possible,” the school will also offer other forms of instruction for students and faculty seeking alternatives.

Additionally, on-campus housing and dining will be offered in the fall, though the move-in process will be staggered for increased social distancing. The university anticipates on-campus housing will operate near their capacities.

“While no one can ever promise complete safety to another – this was true prior to COVID-19 and will be true after – we are so appreciative of all the people who are giving tireless effort in campus workgroups to explore options that support greater safety for our campus,” Girod wrote.


Earlier this month, Kansas State University and the University of Missouri - Columbia announced they would return to in-person classes this fall with a revised academic calendar.