Eastern Michigan University has decided to give students a few extra days off.

In light of the recent announcement from Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Sunday night, Eastern Michigan University has decided to add extra days to the Thanksgiving break for their students. The university has canceled all classes on Monday, November 23rd, and Tuesday, November 24th. The new dates for the Thanksgiving holiday will run from Friday, November 20th through Monday, November 30th.

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Eastern Michigan University has also announced that all residential students have to the opportunity to get a COVID-19 test for free prior to leaving for the break. All in-person instruction will be suspended starting on Wednesday, November 18th through Tuesday, December 8th.

This has been a challenging semester, particularly for our students. Simply put, our students need a break to rest and recharge. Instructors also may use the time to prepare for the rest of the semester. We encourage students to take full advantage of this extended recess by focusing on their physical and mental wellness...Regardless of your plans for the Thanksgiving recess, we urge all members of the campus community to engage in safe practices during the holiday break. These safe practices include wearing face coverings, avoiding social gatherings, maintaining physical distancing, and practicing good hygiene. Please comply with the updated safety provisions contained in the state order above as they relate to gatherings and other activities...said Eastern Michigan University President James Smith. 

During the extra two days off, EMU will remain open and all employees will work as they were scheduled.


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