The University of Minnesota today unveiled the “Maroon and Gold Sunrise Plan”–a four-step process for how students living in university housing will return to campus and attend classes amid COVID-19.

“We are providing support for students during this period, will have activities for them to do, we will have incentives for them to comply, we’re striking the balance between something that feel imprisoning, we don’t want that, we want students to be able to enjoy campus life.”

U of M President Joan Gabel says steps include limited on-campus activities, temporary curfews and the usual mask-wearing and social distancing. The University will welcome residence hall students beginning on September 9th in Duluth, September 15th in the Twin Cities and September 18th in Rochester.