By: KDKA-TV News Staff

INDIANA, Pa. (KDKA) – Indiana University of Pennsylvania is thinking spring and they have announced they will begin the spring semester remotely.

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According to IUP, due to cases of COVID-19 still remaining high statewide and the vaccine rollout going slower than anticipated, the university made the decision to start the semester online.

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Classes will begin on January 19 and they will remain online through at least February 8.

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IUP is also strongly recommending that students stay home and away from campus until then.