VCU has announced that all Spring 2021 classes will switch to a virtual start.
According to an e-mail to students, faculty, and staff from VCU President Michael Rao, “All classes will begin virtually, except in instances where a student is involved in clinical and field placements, practica, co-ops, internships and other work-related experiential learning activities. This means that previously planned in-person classes and the in-person component of hybrid (blended) courses also will take place virtually.”
Rao cites the current third surge of Covid-19 currently affecting the area for the change, and says that the university intends to resume in-person instruction as pandemic conditions improve.
Evaluation on whether the university will return to in-person learning will occur in mid-February, with the hope to resume in-person learning on or before March 8th.
The academic calendar remains unchanged with the semester beginning on January 25th.
For more information on the Spring 2021 semester, check out the Together VCU site.