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California State University System to Conduct Fall Semester Classes Virtually

Long Beach, Calif. — The California State University system has announced that classes will primarily be delivered virtually for the fall 2020 semester, with limited exceptions for in-person teaching, learning and research activities that cannot be delivered virtually.

These activities will only take place if they are indispensable to the university’s core mission, and they will be conducted using rigorous standards for safety and welfare.

These exceptions might include clinical classes with training mannequins for nursing students; essential physical and life science laboratory classes enabling degree completion and entry into the energy and bioscience fields; access to kilns and other unique facilities for students in performing and creative arts; hands-on experience with unique instrumentation and senior capstone projects for engineering, architecture and agriculture students; and access to the blue-water, hands-on interactive simulator for boat and ship handling to provide students with knowledge, understanding and skills necessary for the maritime industry and required for licensure by the U.S. Coast Guard and U.N. International Maritime Organization.

The California State University system is one of the largest four-year higher education groups in the country, with 23 campuses, 53,000 faculty members and 482,000 students. 

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