CMU To Move To All Remote Learning For First Week Of Classes

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh has announced that due to COVID-19 concerns, the first week of scheduled in person classes will be done remotely.

In a statement on its website, CMU says that all undergrads will be required to start classes remotely on August 31.

Undergraduates that have completed a mandatory 14-day modified arrival quarantine will be allowed back in classrooms beginning September 8.

Graduate students that have completed the 14-day quarantine will be permitted in classrooms on August 31.

CMU is offering a hybrid model for the fall semester and estimated that 45 percent of its students will not be in Pittsburgh for the semester, learning remotely.

“As we emphasized before, this pandemic is constantly evolving, and we are closely tracking the situation and incorporating new information into our planning on a daily basis. Using data is the Carnegie Mellon way: this phased approach will allow us to learn from the experience in the first week of instruction to support continued smooth operations for the semester,” the university said on its website.

More information on CMU’s return plan can be found here.


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