After two-week delay, University of Minnesota will reopen campus dormitories and classrooms
September 2, 2020
After a two-week delay, University of Minnesota students will be able to move into dormitories at the Twin Cities, Duluth and Rochester campuses, and courses that were temporarily moved online will return to the classroom.
The U's Board of Regents had voted last month to delay the opening of dormitories and the start of in-person undergraduate classes at the three campuses by two weeks to give administrators more time to evaluate public health conditions and new federal guidance. Officials announced Tuesday that campus life will resume following the delay, but restrictions such as a curfew and the "dorm version of a stay-at-home order" will be in place initially.
"What we're trying to do is find a really, really narrow balance between the safety and campus life," U President Joan Gabel told state senators during a higher education committee hearing Tuesday.