University of Miami to start spring semester remotely

In-person classes expected to resume on Jan. 31
University of Miami campus
Posted at 11:04 AM, Dec 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-30 11:04:47-05

MIAMI — The University of Miami will start the spring semester with remote-only classes amid surging cases of COVID-19 in South Florida.

Julio Frenk, the president of the private university in Coral Gables, announced the decision to students and staff late Wednesday.

Remote classes will be conducted when the semester begins on Jan. 18, while in-person classes are expected to resume on Jan. 31.

Leaders of Florida's public university system on Wednesday urged students and workers to wear masks and get booster shots and COVID-19 tests when they return to campus.