All YSU Classes Going Online After Thanksgiving Break

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown State University will transition to fully remote instruction after the Thanksgiving break due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the area.

The change primarily affects classes that are currently taught in-person or through hybrid systems. Final exams will also be given online. Instructors will contact their students with more details.

Students currently in field placements, clinicals, internships and student teaching assignments should continue as instructed by their departments.

The YSU campus will remain open after Thanksgiving and campus offices, residence halls, dining halls, Maag Library and health services will operate as normal with safety measures in place. 

“With this change, it becomes even more critical that we all continue to be vigilant and to strictly follow all safety protocols before the Thanksgiving break,” said President Jim Tressel in a statement released Thursday evening. “We have done a fantastic job up to this point – remaining socially distant, wearing our masks, washing our hands – and you are all to be commended. Please, keep up the good work.”

The university’s goal is to return to campus for the start of the spring semester on Jan. 11.

The full letter can be read HERE.

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