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Elizabeth City State University announces students will return to campus in August

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Posted at 5:32 PM, May 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-26 17:36:48-04

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. - Elizabeth City State University announced their plans to return to campus in August.

The first day of class is scheduled for August 11 and precautions are being taken to address the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“I have to thank our campus community for its patience and resilience as we all navigate these challenging times caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Chancellor Dixon. “The ECSU administration has continued to respond to guidance received by the UNC System and North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper related to instruction, social distancing, mass gatherings, and now on reopening our campus.”

The August 11 start date is one week earlier than the original date.

Combined with the elimination of fall break, Labor Day, and Veterans Day holidays from the academic calendar, these adjustments will allow the university to end fall semester before Thanksgiving, extending winter break.

For employees, the university will observe Labor Day on December 23 and Veterans Day on December 28.

Due to flu season, ECSU new calendar will allow fall semester to end before flu season.

“We will be increasing cleaning and sanitizing of campus facilities, offering additional courses online, and adjusting operations to practice social distancing,” said Chancellor Dixon. “We also are continuing to work on other details related to fall semester, including faculty and staff return to work, residence hall move-in dates, and athletic and back-to-school events.”

The university will provide updates as they are finalized.

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