USC announced it plans to hold an in-person fall semester that begins on Aug. 17, a week earlier than scheduled. The semester will end at Thanksgiving break, which is about two weeks earlier than normal.
The move is obviously a good step forward for football.
All on-campus facilities will be reconfigured to help students/faculty follow physical-distancing guidelines.
USC will require face coverings on campus. Some classes will have online and in-person modalities. Most in-person classes will also have an online component to allow for students or faculty to stay away from campus, if necessary.
UPDATED: Here is a comment in Carol Folt’s letter to the university:
“I know many of you have been waiting to hear about our plans for the upcoming 2020-2021 academic year. We all are eager to return to campus life this fall and committed to making this decision with a great deal of care and planning.”
UPDATED II: USC has not addressed housing issues yet for the fall semester.