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Students Moving Back To EMU Dorms For Start Of In-Person Instruction On Campus Fall Semester

Sep 17, 2020

Wise Hall on EMU's Campus
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Around 1,200 students are moving into Eastern Michigan University dormitories this week for the rest of the fall semester.  Move-in will continue through Saturday.  While the academic semester began on August 31st, Monday, September 21st, will mark an expansion of in-person instruction for certain, selected classes, although classes will remain primarily online. 


The university delayed its usual student move-in day by three weeks this year due to COVID-19 concerns.

EMU Spokesman Geoff Larcom says  that over the summer the University posted signage, established building check-in sites, and implemented a testing process for students living on campus as part of its #EMUsafe plan. 

“All students who were to live in a residence hall underwent the testing process,” Larcom says.

Larcom says EMU is also in the process of establishing additional testing procedures for students and staff to further help prevent the spread of the disease.

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— Taylor Pinson is a writer/reporter for 89.1 WEMU News.  Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him studio@wemu.org