PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — Virginia State University (VSU) is reopening its doors to students and sports spectators just two weeks into the spring semester.

The university announced on Wednesday, Jan. 26 that starting the semester in virtual or flex schedules allowed administrators to review and assess campus conditions, saying the school is excited to welcome students back.

“We have determined that our mitigation strategies which include requiring student COVID entry testing and full vaccination have worked effectively to minimize the health risks to our Trojan family,” said Provost and Senior Vice President Dr. Donald E. Palm.

Face-to-face instruction will return on Monday, Jan. 31.

In addition, VSU will resume allowing spectators into athletic events at the VSU Multipurpose Center on Saturday, Jan. 29. Attendance will be limited to 2,500 people, which is less than half of the venue capacity. Tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Both VSU men’s and women’s basketball will play Lincoln University at home on Saturday, with the women’s starting at 4 p.m. and men’s following at 6 p.m.