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UNI plans to have higher level of in-person campus activity in fall of 2021

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Students on the UNI campus during Fall Semester of 2020

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (KWWL) -- The University of Northern Iowa has announced plans to resume higher levels of in-person campus life in the fall of 2021.

President Mark Nook issued a letter on March 4, unveiling some initial plans for how the fall semester will look.

He says that some classroom safety measures will remain in place, but UNI will have increased capacity in classrooms, dining centers, and common spaces. Retail dining options will reopen and on-campus events will return.

“The past year has been a challenge for our campus community and I thank all of our students, staff and faculty for doing their part to keep each other safe,” President Nook said. “Looking forward to the fall semester, I’m happy to announce that we will return to the high-quality, in-person education we are known for.”

Currently, UNI is offering about 70 percent of its classes in person for the spring semester. The university is expected to offer 10-15 percent of its courses online going forward in the fall, mainly consisting of general education and high-demand classes.

UNI along with UI and ISU has announced it will hold modified, in-person commencement ceremonies. The three separate ceremonies will be held inside the UNI-Dome from May 7-8 to comply with social distancing.

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