Spring Semester Starts With Most Classes Online For UTC

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Published: January 11, 2021

Chattanooga, TN –  In an announcement from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, representatives of the school state that all classes, except those designated as face-to-face essential, will be held online. 

All Spring semester courses will begin as originally scheduled on Tuesday, January 19th. 

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Representatives of UTC state, “Additional measures have been added to enhance the management of the risks associated with COVID-19. For the first two weeks of the spring semester, we are temporarily changing how some courses will be delivered.” 

The current plan is for all classes originally scheduled as face-to-face will be held in person starting on February 1st.  

Courses designated face-to-face essential will continue to be offered in person as scheduled starting the first day of the semester, January 19th. 

UTC states that they will contact students directly regarding the list of face-to-face essential courses on January 12th. 

The online only schedule does not impact any of the courses that were originally scheduled to be online. 

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Classes originally scheduled for hybrid format will be offered fully online January 19th through January 31st, the first 9 days of the semester, and then move to a hybrid format.  

UTC Campus Housing will be offering students a variety of options to schedule a move-in time between January 14th, as originally planned, and January 31st.   

UTC representatives state that the delay in beginning face-to-face instruction as originally planned will provide the campus additional time to determine the impact of the holidays on the rate of positive COVID-19 cases in the community.  

Over the holidays, UTC reviewed the policies and processes to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 .  They report that significant improvements have been made to testing protocols that incorporates new on-campus testing capabilities. 

UTC reports that they will carefully monitor data from the region, community, and campus to make decisions that honor their mission and protect the campus community. 

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