Mar 01, 2021 | Academic Affairs The University of Alabama System campuses (UA, UAB and UAH) plan to return to traditional in-person instruction without restrictions on classroom capacity for the Fall 2021 semester. The announcement from the UA System allows for course planning and registration for Fall 2021 courses to take place as usual in coming weeks. Dr. Selwyn Vickers, Dean of the UAB School of Medicine and Chair of the UA System Health and Safety Task Force, said today: “Our models give us confidence in the strong likelihood that we’ll have a safe environment for traditional classrooms and on-campus activities by the fall. Of course, we will continue to make every effort to abide by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Alabama Department of Public Health guidance and make data-driven decisions. If safety concerns arise, we can adjust our plan; the safety of the 110,000 students, faculty and staff of the UA System remains our top priority as it has since our Task Force began its work one year ago when COVID-19 began to emerge.” For more information, read the full UA System announcement. Updates will be communicated via university email and the UAH Return to Campus website in coming weeks.