The province may have reopened but students aren't going back to their campuses anytime soon. A number of Alberta universities and colleges have announced that they will be continuing online and remote learning into the fall 2020 semester. However, some exceptions will be made for in-person classes.\nOn Thursday, May 14, University of Alberta president David Turpin wrote on the university blog that for the upcoming fall term of 2020, "the majority of our classes will be delivered remotely and online."\nHe did add that there will be some "in-person learning opportunities."\nThese in-person classes will be kept small and will include things like labs and clinical instruction. Turpin believes that in-person learning is essential for those kinds of "experiential learning" situations.\nHowever, if a student is unable to make it to an in-person session, then alternative arrangements will be made.\nTurpin also told his students that although classes and social life across campus are going to be looking a lot different than what most students are used to, it doesn't mean that the traditional university experience is all forgotten about.\n"We will seek new opportunities to connect students and support our community virtually," said Turpin.\nAdditionally, the on-campus residences are still going ahead with accepting students through both the Fall and the Winter semesters, as long as Dr. Hinshaw gives her approval.\nUofA isn't the only major school that's going ahead with online classes for the remainder of 2020.\nThe University of Calgary also noted that they will be hosting the majority of their classes online as well for the upcoming fall term.\nView this post on Instagram University of Alberta President David H. Turpin announces the university’s plans for the Fall 2020 term. Full details are available via the link in our in our bio. . . . #UAlberta @ualbertastudents @ualbertaresidence @ualbertados #yeg #ABpse A post shared by University of Alberta (@ualberta) on May 14, 2020 at 3:11pm PDT\nThey too will be allowing a bit of leeway. As mentioned in the statement, they're hoping to have about 30% of their student population on the campus at any one time.\nOf course, physical distancing will be required as per government mandate, but at least lab, tutorial, and seminar students have reasons to leave the house.\nThe remainder will all be held online, so Calgary students can stay put indoors. Back-to-school shopping season is not going to be the same this year, for sure.\nUofC also makes it clear that students who don't wish to come to campus at all will have the option to "build their schedules accordingly."\nMore information about which courses will request students to come back into campus will be released in June.\nOther universities and colleges in the province that have announced that they will continue sticking with online classes through the fall include Red Deer College and Mount Royal University in Calgary.\nAs of May 14, the province of Alberta began the first stage of its relaunch strategy.\nIn the document, the government stated that post-secondary institutions will continue with remote learning until the "existing public health order prohibiting in-person classes is lifted."