Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz announced the university’s plan for the fall 2020 semester on May 21. Citing experts’ prediction of a second wave of COVID-19 in late fall or early winter, classes will begin on August 10 and end November 24. Some of the other changes for the fall include, but are not limited to:
- Smaller class sizes to allow for proper social distancing
- Addition of weeknight classes to allow for extended time between classes
- Elimination of fall break from the academic calendar to limit student travel during the semester
- Dining halls will only be open to those with UNC meal plans
Faculty and staff will return to campus in phases beginning June 1, with remote work, alternating schedules, and other accommodations in place.