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President Rita Cheng announced via email Friday afternoon that NAUFlex will be the primary mode of instruction for the first few weeks of courses. In-person instruction will begin Aug. 31, according to the email. However, the semester still starts Aug. 12 and students are expected "to arrive on campus healthy and ready to learn," Cheng stated in the email.

The move-in process has been extended in addition to the delay of the majority of in-person instruction. Testing is required for those living on campus and facial coverings will be mandatory in all buildings. Students are also recommended to limit social contact for a minimum of 10 days before returning to campus.

"We recognize that there may be some disappointment among our students and their families due to this adjustment, and we appreciate your support and dedication at this time," Cheng stated in the email. "The health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and community is our primary concern, and careful assessment has led us to the decision to modify the initial format of the fall semester."