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A number of universities in Beijing have announced delayed returns to campus for their students. Instead, online courses will be provided starting from the originally scheduled first day of the semester. Students are scheduled to return to campus and resume offline courses after about three weeks of online courses.

According to originally announced school schedules and curriculum planning, students from more than 10 universities (including Beijing Forestry University, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing Jiaotong University, the University of Science and Technology Beijing and Beijing Institute of Technology) will start online courses on March 1 through March 21. Students at these universities will return to campus in groups from March 19 to 21.

Several other universities (including Beijing Normal University and Central University of Finance and Economics) will start online courses on February 22 and likewise postpone on-campus classes by three weeks—that is, until March 16.

Some other universities are delaying returns to campus by one to two weeks without providing online courses. 

(Note: Content source is from Beijing Youth Daily.)