As One of the First, USC Announces Return to In-Person Classes and Residential Life Next Fall


On Friday February 19, President Carol Folt of the University of Southern California (USC) announced that the university is planning a full return to campus for the fall 2021 semester. That return will include in-person classes and residential life. 

USC will open fully in the fall. (Photo by Fran on Upsplash)

President Folt cited the decline in Covid cases and the vaccine rollout as the reasons for her optimism about the coming academic year. Covid cases, she notes, have fallen by as much as 80 percent since they peaked last December. And although the vaccine rollout has been slow, the USC President sees reason to hope that vaccine supplies will increase in the coming months. The university had tried to reopen twice before and each time had to retract their plans

In her letter to the USC community, Folt underscores that the return to campus will be punctuated with a host…

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