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Kentucky college delays spring semester, push Omicron plans

Northern Kentucky University has delayed the start of their spring semester to Jan. 18.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — While some colleges have stuck with their original plans for the spring semester, at least one college has pushed back their first day of classes.

Northern Kentucky University (NKU) has pushed back the start date for their spring semester to Jan. 18. All of the schools starting Jan. 18 are:

Spalding returned from their winter break Jan. 3 had their first study hall session Jan. 4 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Bellarmine's spring semester starts Jan. 6. The school requires all students, faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated, and boosted if eligible according to their COVID-19 guidelines.

The University of Kentucky has its first day of classes scheduled for Jan. 10. Linked is the president's address to the student body and faculty. Indiana University Southeast also starts Jan. 10.

The University of Louisville's spring semester will start Jan. 10. According to the university website, masks will be required in public, indoor spaces and regular testing will be required for unvaccinated students.

Kentucky State University's spring semester will start Saturday, Jan. 15.

Simmons College's spring semester starts Jan. 19.

Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article had the 2021 spring semester start date for UofL rather than 2022. This version has been corrected.

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