Rhodes College starting 2022 spring semester remote, reducing room and board by $500

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, Rhodes College announced students will begin their spring 2022 semester remotely.

The school cited that Memphis has a 42% positivity rate as of Dec. 30, and has set an all-time high for COVID-19 positive cases.

“In-person classes have been postponed for two weeks. The decision to resume in-person classes on January 31 is based on the significant possibility—but not certainty—that the number of cases would rapidly fall in late January,” according to the school.

The start date, which remains Jan. 12, is unaffected by this alteration.

On Wednesday, Jan. 12, all classes (including labs and studios) will begin remotely and continue until Jan. 28.

The school is looking towards Jan. 31 for classes to resume back to in-person.

On Friday, the college released more guidance.

Campus dining will be take-out only and limited to certain venues, according to a release from Rhodes.

Barrett Library will offer reduced in-person service, BCLC will be closed, and campus events and meetings will be held remotely.

Residence halls will reopen Saturday, Jan. 29.

Students who need to return prior to January 29 should submit their early return requests using the Spring 2022 Early Return Request Form.

The requests will be reviewed by Wednesday, January 5, the school said.

The cost of room and board will be reduced by $500 for students arriving on campus as of Jan. 29.

It will be posted as a credit to students’ accounts, the school said.

Students who return to campus before Jan. 29 will not receive the credit.

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