UT plans to move 400 biggest classes online this fall

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The University is aiming to hold most fall classes in-person, with the 400 biggest classes moving to an online-only format, Interim President Jay Hartzell told The Daily Texan in an interview Monday.

More than 11,000 courses are currently planned for the fall semester, which means less than 4% of classes will be online-only, Hartzell said.

The University is discussing backup plans to accommodate students who cannot take in-person classes, or faculty who cannot teach them for health reasons, Hartzell said.

Outgoing President Gregory Fenves announced earlier this month that fall classes will be held on-campus beginning August 26 as planned, but will end at the start of Thanksgiving break.