Students of Central Michigan University are going to be going back two weeks early for their fall semesters, according to WSYM.

The fall semester will begin on August 17th and then will end on November 25th.

CMU officials said they were looking to start classes earlier, to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and influenza in what could be the second wave.

"By moving up the start and conclusion of our fall semester, we seek to significantly reduce the number of students, faculty and staff returning to and from campus for the Thanksgiving holiday and through December," President Bob Davies said in a post on the university's website. "This reduces the likelihood of potential spread of infectious diseases like the flu and COVID-19 on our campus and in our community."

The university said they are going to be doing a "phased move-in" for on-campus apartments as well as residence halls starting August, 13th. The university is hoping to bring students back in waves to follow social distancing guide lines.

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