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DePaul Moving All Classes, Final Exams Online As Coronavirus Surges

The change is expected to only affect some students, as many have already been participating in virtual classes and doing exams online due to the ongoing outbreak.

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CHICAGO — DePaul University is moving all of its classes and fall final exams online starting Monday as coronavirus surges in Chicago.

The Catholic university, which has its campus in Lincoln Park, made the announcement Thursday — and noted the change is expected to only affect some students, as many have already been participating in virtual classes and doing exams online due to the ongoing outbreak.

“I urge you all to take care of yourselves, to continue with the work of the quarter, and to be kind to yourselves and each other as we make our way through this difficult time,” interim Provost Salma Ghanem wrote in a message to students.

The university will soon send out a message with details about access to campus buildings and computer labs, Ghanem wrote. The library will no longer accept reservations.

The campus reopened in September, but with a limited number of students, staff and faculty due to the pandemic.

University of Illinois at Chicago announced Thursday it is suspending in-person classes for the remainder of the fall semester, as well.

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