August 25, 2020
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The University of Minnesota Board of Regents agreed to delay move-in at the Twin Cities, Duluth and Rochester campuses and teach classes completely online for at least two weeks because of the coronavirus.
The board voted 8-3 Monday to approve the proposal laid out Friday by University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel.
Her plan follows COVID-19 outbreaks at several U.S. colleges, including the University of North Carolina and Notre Dame.
Student association leaders from the three campuses wrote a joint letter to the board Friday calling for increased testing and safety procedures this fall.
Classes begin Aug. 31 in Duluth and Sept. 8 at the other two campuses.