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June 22, 2020

SVSU fall semester to finish through online/remote instruction

Donald Bachand PortraitThe final two weeks of the fall semester at Saginaw Valley State University will be conducted through online and remote instruction, so that students do not need to return to campus after Thanksgiving break.
“We want our students, faculty and staff to be safe, and this is one prudent measure we can take to reduce potential transmission of COVID-19 in the event of a late fall resurgence,” said Donald Bachand, SVSU president.
“Most on-campus operations will continue, and we plan for academic and student support services, such as Zahnow Library, to be open after Thanksgiving, following appropriate health and safety protocols.”
SVSU will begin its fall semester on Monday, Aug. 31. Students living on campus will move into their residence halls on a more staggered schedule, in the interest of health and safety.
More information on move-in plans will be shared in early July.
For more information on plans for the upcoming year, including New Expectations for a Safer Tomorrow (NEST) at SVSU, visit