UC Berkeley announces in-person instruction as default for spring 2022

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An email from Chancellor Carol Christ to the campus community announced UC Berkeley's plans of having in-person classes as the default mode of instruction for the spring 2022 semester, regardless of class size.

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UC Berkeley has announced plans to hold in-person classes as the default mode of instruction, regardless of class size, for the spring 2022 semester. 

According to an email sent to the campus community from Chancellor Carol Christ, this decision has been made following little evidence of COVID-19 being transmitted on campus. 

“In other words, we’ll return to mostly normal in-person operations and course offerings on campus,” the email states.

There are also a limited number of courses that have been approved for alternative modes of instruction, which are specified in the course catalog.

The email noted that campus is continuing to look into alternative options for immunocompromised, disabled and international students who might not be able to fully participate in in-person instruction. 

Additionally, plans could change in the coming months based on public health guidelines.

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