LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The University of Louisville will resume in-person classes as part of a "return to normal" for the fall 2021 semester. 

"We expect to offer students a robust residential experience with in-person classes and fully staffed student services again," the university said in a post on its website. "Most of us miss the vibrancy of student life on campus, the interactions between students, faculty and staff, and we look forward to a mostly in-person schedule for fall."

Students will continue to have the option to take full courses virtually. The university also said some in-person courses may include "online expectations." 

"For example, in-person courses this fall will have a majority of classes scheduled on campus with the instructor, but there may be times when the instructor uses hybrid tools, such as scheduling virtual, small group breakout sessions or flipping the classroom," the university said on its website.

University officials cited the increasing rate of COVID-19 vaccinations being administered in Kentucky and across the country as a major reason they are comfortable in resuming in-person classes. Still, they said U of L will be prepared to resort to hybrid or full virtual instruction should it be necessary. 

"As always, our priority this fall will be to keep faculty, staff and students safe on campus while providing a first-class, in-person education for students," the university said on its website. 

U of L suspended in-person classes at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic. For the spring 2021 semester, the university is offering students "hybrid" courses that combine "traditional in-person instructional activities with some online learning activities."

For more information on the fall semester, visit U of L's official website

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