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Smaller discussion groups or other coursework involving smaller gatherings would be available in-person, as long as students and educators adhere to social distancing and other public health guidelines, including wearing masks.Tuition and fees will be the same no matter how a student chooses to take classes, the statement said. Officials said as many as 6,500 students will be able to live in dorms and other on-campus housing, but move-in dates will be staggered, and space will be reserved for quarantine.Students will be prioritized based on their need for housing, according to the statement.Students moving in will have to be tested for the virus immediately and will have to isolate for a week to 10 days after they arrive. And to avoid the risk of exposure from students traveling home for Thanksgiving, all instruction, and final exams, will be online after the holiday.U.C. Berkeley’s announcement comes more than a month after the California State University, the largest four-year public university system in the country, said classes at its 23 campuses would be canceled, and instruction would take place almost exclusively online.Reporting was contributed by Keith Bradsher, Chris Buckley, Luis Ferré-Sadurní, Michael Cooper, Jill Cowan, Jacey Fortin, Michael Gold, Joseph Goldstein, James Gorman, David M. Halbfinger, Andrew Higgins, Carl Hulse, Miriam Jordan, Annie Karni, Sarah Kliff, Jeff Mays, Patricia Mazzei, Raphael Minder, David Montgomery, Brad Plumer, Nadja Popovich, Frances Robles, Dagny Salas, Christopher Schuetze, Robert Simonson, Karan Deep Singh, Kirk Semple, Jeanna Smialek, Rory Smith, Mitch Smith, Kaly Soto, Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Eileen Sullivan, Daniel Victor, David Waldstein, Noah Weiland, Will Wright and Karen Zraick.

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