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Seattle University returning to in-person classes next week

SEATTLE — Seattle University is returning to in-person classes next week after starting the year with remote learning.

According to a letter from the school president, in-person instruction will resume Monday, Jan. 31.

“Our decision to remain remote until Jan. 30 was based on two factors: uncertainty about the nature and trajectory of the Omicron variant and a desire to limit the disruption of our students’ educational experience during what promised to be a wave of infections unlike any we had yet seen during the two years of this pandemic,” the letter said.

The letter continued that the number of cases in the university community have dropped to manageable levels and continue to decline.

Exceptions to the return to in-person instruction will be determined on an individual basis.

Other schools, including the University of Washington, also announced a return to in-person instruction at the end of the month.