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NSU, ODU prepare for fall semester amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Posted at 6:52 PM, Aug 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-25 18:52:54-04

NORFOLK, Va. - Norfolk State and Old Dominion are preparing for the fall semester in the coronavirus pandemic.

After reviewing the area's COVID-19 trends, consulting with public and health officials and participating in countless conversations with other Virginia higher education institutions, the two universities have decided how they will reopen.

NSU will start classes on Thursday with remote and online learning for the first two weeks of the semester and then a combination of hybrid, face-to-face, synchronous and online course offerings beginning September 7.

ODU will start classes on Saturday with flexible learning options on-campus, online and a hybrid combination.

University officials say they will continue to work with city officials to strongly encourage students and employees to adhere to Virginia's COVID-19 guidelines, both on campus and in surronding communities.

Both NSU and ODU President's say they will "remain committed to advancing educational equity and stand ready to support students' learning, research, career aspirations and personal well-being, on and off campus as well as virtually."