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UW System returns to pre-pandemic levels of in-person classes

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Published: Sep. 21, 2021 at 3:49 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Things are going back to a new normal in the UW System Tuesday. President Tommy Thompson announced the system’s universities have returned to pre-pandemic levels of in-person undergraduate classes, with health precautions put in place.

“Every student I talk to wants to be back in class, and that’s where they belong,” Thompson said. “There is so much enthusiasm on the campuses I’ve visited this fall. I thank the staff, faculty, and administrators for making that happen and meeting this goal while also prioritizing student and employee health and safety.”

Thompson noted that 85% of the undergraduate courses across the UW System are being taught in-person, which surpasses his 75% goal set in February.

Just one university, UW-Superior, did not meet the 75% threshold. Thompson noted that a large portion of its classes were online before to the pandemic and still are this semester.

Here are the percentages of undergraduate classes held in-person in Fall 2021, as noted by each campus:

  • UW-Eau Claire, 87%
  • UW-Green Bay, 78%
  • UW-La Crosse, 94%
  • UW-Madison, 93%
  • UW-Milwaukee, 79%
  • UW Oshkosh, 82%
  • UW-Parkside, 79%
  • UW-Platteville, 93%
  • UW-River Falls, 83%
  • UW-Stevens Point, 82%
  • UW-Stout, 75%
  • UW-Superior, 65%
  • UW-Whitewater, 83%

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