USC Columbia campus to resume in-person instruction in mid-August, Clemson to resume on-campus classes in the Fall

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FILE- The Horseshoe on the campus of the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C., is seen on on Jan. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith/FILE)

COLUMBIA, SC (WSPA) – University of South Carolina officials announced Wednesday that in-person instruction at the University of South Carolina Columbia campus will resume mid-August.

“This is a decision that has not been made lightly and will require a commitment from the collective Gamecock Family to ensure public health and safety,” according to a Tweet.

University of South Carolina President Caslen will host a live virtual town hall for the university community at 6 p.m. Wednesday night. Click here to watch the event.

In a news release, university officials said they will expand their online course offerings to accommodate students who wish to remain away from campus.

“All face-to-face instruction in lectures, discussion sections, seminars and other similar classroom settings have been suspended and moved to virtual instruction through the end of the Summer II semester (Aug. 1),” according to the release.

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Clemson University officials said that they are also planning on having students resume classes on campus in the fall, but they do not have a start date set.

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