Many colleges and universities across North Carolina have announced their plans for operation in the spring semester, even as COVID-19 cases rise across the state.
Most of the colleges who have already announced their plans did so weeks ago, just as COVID numbers started rising again. So the schedules may change before classes resume.
UNC, N.C. State, and Wake Forest have all canceled spring break in order to limit travel and control the spread of the virus. Instead, they'll allow students to take wellness days during the semester to have some time off without the traditional trips.
Wake Forest allowed some limited in-person classes this fall, but both UNC and N.C. State went completely online after outbreaks early in the semester. All three will have delayed starts to the spring semester, and UNC and N.C. State will once again try to bring students back to some classes.
The pandemic also canceled most of this year's graduation ceremonies. Some universities, including UNC and Wake Forest, are planning 2020 and 2021 observances in May.
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